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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 depths 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jumanji 2  »

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Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$28,045,540 (USA) (9 December 2005)

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Danny first finds the game he looks at the game and says to Walter "what's Zathura?", clearly able to read and pronounce such an unusual word. But just seconds later after the first card pops out he struggles with the phrase "Meteor shower, take evasive action". Throughout the rest of the movie Walter needs to read the cards and Danny even tries to read another card and he is unable to read words like "rescue" and "stranded". See more »


[first lines]
Dad: [playing catch] Oh, man. That's it. Nice grab. Oh, yeah.
Dad: All right, Danny, your turn.
Walter: What? l didn't get my full turn!
Dad: Yeah you did. I counted. That was 25. That's what we said.
Walter: That's not fair!
Dad: lt's exactly fair. Come on, Danny. Time for your turn, then l gotta work for an hour.
Danny: [getting into place] You know, you're not the only one who gets a turn.
Walter: [miming] "The only one who gets a turn."
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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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