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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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Jumanji 2  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,749,691 (Australia) (7 April 2006)
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Kristen Stewart is only two years older than Josh Hutcherson See more »

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Danny asks his father to play "Smash Brothers". This is an obvious reference to a series of Nintendo games titled "Super Smash Bros." that is only available on the Gamecube and Nintendo 64. Danny is holding Sony Playstation 2 controllers. See more »

Quotes

Danny: Wow! Outer space!
Walter: No... it's just nighttime.
Danny: I don't know, Walter... it never looked so *close* before.
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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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great family movie!
9 August 2006 | by (Pacific Beach, Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

Probably one of the best family movies I've ever seen. Lots of good clean fun, maybe a little bit scary for the youngest viewers, but not too scary for school age (I think). I intend to recommend it to my sister for her kids. I'm a big fan of Chris Van Allsburg's books. I enjoyed Polar Express a lot, but I loved Zathura. Definitely the best movie from his books to date. Almost as interesting as the movie itself was the making of the movie information from the DVD. I thought Josh was adorable, particularly how much he loved his stunts. I heartily recommend this movie. I watched it on a loan, now it's on my wish-list. Definitely a keeper for me!


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