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pros: Action packed family friendly adventure movie with brilliant Special Effects.
cons: It is Jumanji in space, without Robin Williams. You decide if that is a con.
Jumanji in Space! ZATHURA
Zathura (2005) Directed by Jon FavreauWalter: What do they eat? Astronaut: Meat. Danny: That's good.... See Full Review
pros: high action, good moral plot, innovative storyline
cons: a lot like Jumangi
Zathura - Adventure is Waiting!
Cast: Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristin Stewart, Tim Robbins & Frank Oz Writers: Dav... See Full Review
pros: It ended.
cons: Story, acting, action, special effects, and Jumanji ripoff.
Zathura = Jumanji Ripoff
Clearly a ripoff of the "Jumanji" movie, the story involves a board game in which the roll of the di... See Full Review
pros: Josh and Jonah
cons: Same storyline as Jumanji, Pales in comparison with Jumanji!!
Jumanji goes out of the world!! Literally!!
Introduction When Jumanji had hit the screens in 1995 it had become a major hit mainly due to its in... See Full Review
pros: Action Packed, Good Cast, Cute Plot Twist
cons: No Story, Best actor played bit part
Ok, I'll admit, I only watched because I am a serious Jumanji fan. I have to admit this was a far be... See Full Review
pros: Interesting plot.
cons: The brothers were annoying at times. Predictable.
Zathura - Two Brothers Go on a Wild Space Adventure
I think it was sometime during the summer of 2005 when I first saw a preview for Zathura. I thought... See Full Review
pros: Great action and suspense
cons: A plot you've pretty much seen before
Like Jumanji , yes, but I liked it better
While this story borrows heavily from Jumanji (they have the same author), there are some plot twist... See Full Review
pros: Family Film Kristen Stewart's Performance
cons: The rest of the cast Predictable Unimaginative
Wait, did they remake Jimanji in space?
From the makers of Jimanji comes, well, Jimianji in space. Zathura follows all the key points that J... See Full Review
pros: a good subplot with lots of heart, some suspense
cons: low-rent effects, ironically lacks imagination
Jumanji in Space
It pays to know what you're selling. Back in 1995, Jumanji made a pretty good killing - nearly four... See Full Review
pros: A wholesome movie for the whole family looking for fun and adventure
cons: Plot too predictable
Misadventure In Outer Space
What do you get when you leave two young warring brothers with a clueless teenage sister on their ow... See Full Review
|Actors||Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Peter Billingsley, Tim Robbins|
|Stars||Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson|
|Running Time||1hr 41min|
|Available Formats||DVD: Special Edition, Widescreen, VHS|
|MPAA Rating||PG (MPAA)|
|Subgenre||Based On A Novel|
|VHS Editions||<Edition><item name="format">VHS</item><item name="runtime">1hr 41min</item><item name="company">Sony Pictures Home Entertainment</item><item name="date">February 14, 2006</item><item name="rating">PG (MPAA)</item><item name="upc">043396142459</item></Edition>|
|Professional Reviews||(03/01/2006, p.84, Matthew Taylor): "Favreau and his effects team have fun with the retro-futurist stylings of the game....The relatively restrained use of computer imagery is refreshing...", (11/11/2005, p.E13, Stephen Holden): "In the enchanted limbo between waking and sleeping, ZATHURA feels both real and unreal, like a dream you could shake off at any moment.", (11/18/2005, p.103, Scott Brown): "ZATHURA is a rarity: a stellar fantasy that faces down childhood anxieties with feet-on-the-ground maturity." -- Grade: A-|