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Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

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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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A "re-imagining" of the 1995 film, "Jumanji."

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

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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$267,374 (Australia) (24 March 2006)

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$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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Josh Hutcherson's (Walter) hair changes style frequently throughout the movie, even though the film is set in one day. See more »

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Walter: [about Zorgons] What do they eat?
Astronaut: Meat.
Danny: That's good.
Astronaut: Dude. You're meat.
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References When Worlds Collide (1951) See more »

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Can't Be Bothered
Written by Kate Turley and Graham Turley
Performed by The Fight
Courtesy of Repossession Records
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Well worth the watch
19 September 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

It's not often a "kids movie" will keep me entertained right through by Zathura did just that. The actors are excellent, there are plot twists, and it's just good old fashioned fun as well. I was pleasantly surprised when watching this movie and at the end I wished it had been longer. Jonah Bobo and Josh Hutcherson work extremely well together as the two lead characters and with special effects that are realistic (as realistic as a fantasy film can get anyway) the end result is an excellent movie for all ages. Jumanji was good but Zathura is great and I can highly recommend it to everybody. Take your kids to see it, take your parents to see it - take everyone to see it.


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