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Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  11 November 2005 (USA)
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Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the dephs of space by the magical board game they are playing.

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Danny and Walter are two brothers who barely get along even while driving their parents to distraction as their older sister tries to ignore them. Despite their squabbling, the brothers manage cooperate enough to play an old mechanical board game named Zathura. However, after their first move, they find that the game has apparently flung them, their sister and their entire house into outer space. Furthermore, the brothers surmise the only way to return home is to finish the game. However with almost every move, new dangers arise as the siblings find themselves learning to cooperate in ways they never expected as they realize what they mean to each other. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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A New Adventure From the World of Jumanji See more »


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Rated PG for fantasy action and peril, and some language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,427,872 (USA) (11 November 2005)

Gross:

$1,749,691 (Australia) (7 April 2006)
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While the film was being made, Jonah Bobo (Danny) lost four teeth, so the filmmakers made 'flippers' or fake teeth that he wore, since the movie takes place in only a day. See more »

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When the house passes too close to Tsouris-3 and enters its gravity field, objects in the house and attached to the house begin to fall toward Tsouris-3 and away from the house, but all objects, including the house itself, would be subject to the same gravitational force and would fall toward Tsouris-3 together, as demonstrated by Galileo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. See more »

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Dad: By the way, it makes me uncomfortable when you say "hooking up".
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Dad: Hope it doesn't.
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Lisa: It is! God, when should never have rented Thirteen.
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For Kids who Just can't Stand Each Other!
26 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was surprised me. The only reason I went to see it was my boys ages 8-15 begged me. This film mirrored my boys. It was like watching them in action. For the first time they could see themselves in living color. They could see how horrible they treat each other. This film taught my boys a lesson they will not soon forget.

If you have children (boys or girls) who just treat each other like crap, then take them to see this movie. It has a moral all wrapped up in action, adventure, intrigue, and edge of your seat excitement. I really loved how the movie inspires kids to be adventurous. My scary little 8yr old learned that it was okay to be afraid just along as the fear did not control or hinder your efforts.


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