Zathura Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 9278

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 85

Theatrical Release Date: 11/11/2005

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Action

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Jon Favreau

Actors: Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins, Frank Oz

Plot: Two squabbling brothers and their indifferent sister find themselves hurled into space after starting an old, mechanical game called Zathura. They realize the only way to get back home is to finish what they started, which may be easier said than done as danger awaits after every roll of the dice. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 10/18/2019

Man, they sure did destroy that house. 'Zathura: A Space Adventure' is a solid family advantage, but man does it have some tense scenes. I was the right age when I watched this movie. I actually remembered seeing this at the pictures. The robot scared me the most. A big hunk of metal with red eyes and a buzz saw for a hand, who is played by the guy who voices Yoda. What's not to be scared about.

Rating of
1/4

donkeyknight - wrote on 05/02/2011

Mostly obnoxious. 1. Hearing bratty brothers fight is not enjoyable escapism. 2. Dax Shepard does not make a convincing voice-of-reason. The bonus feautures are surprisingly good though.

Rating of
3/4

goodfellamike - wrote on 09/17/2008

Exciting and entertaining kids adventure that's solidified by the relationship of feuding brothers who have to stick together to survive. Final Grade: B

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Rating of
2.5/4

I enjoyed this one.

TheWolf - wrote on 08/03/2007

If you liked Jumanji then you will probably find that you like this movie quite a bit. Both films share the same plot device; Children find a board game that transports them into the game. Cards are drawn that effect their fate and their surroundings. The only way to escape the perils of the game, is to play it through. Jumanji was a jungle game and Zathura is a space adventure.The movie is visually stunning. The discovery by the children, that their house has been transported to a location in outer space, hovering above a ring of meteors that encircle a large planet, is jaw dropping. The effects are real enough to imply danger, but logic is not a function of children's games, so it does not matter that oxygen, gravity and warmth still exist in the house, even as it is blasted apart by …

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