Zathura
- Tim Robbins


Overview - Actor-turned-director Jon Favreau (SWINGERS, ELF) delivers another work of intelligent, charming family fare with this space adventure, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg (JUMANJI). Older brother Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and the younger Danny (Jonah Bobo) are constantly at war with one another, bickering over the mediating voice of their long-suffering father (Tim Robbins).  Read more...

 
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Overview

Actor-turned-director Jon Favreau (SWINGERS, ELF) delivers another work of intelligent, charming family fare with this space adventure, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg (JUMANJI). Older brother Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and the younger Danny (Jonah Bobo) are constantly at war with one another, bickering over the mediating voice of their long-suffering father (Tim Robbins). When he has to go to the office to replace some papers the boys destroyed in their crossfire, he leaves them in the dubious care of older sister Lisa (Kristen Stewart), who is sleeping upstairs. When Danny discovers an old board game called Zathura stored in the basement, his excitement is lost on Walter, who has no time for such old, boring toys. Soon, however, the game becomes impossible to ignore, as the boys are transported into space, and one of them must win in order to make it home again. Each turn brings a new, often dangerous, surprise, and the boys are faced with a murderous robot, an explosive meteor shower, and lizard-like aliens, while poor Lisa is cryogenically frozen early in the game. The adventure yields some heartwarming, family-friendly life lessons, and Dax Shepard (IDIOCRACY) is unusually subdued in his role as a stranded astronaut.

Cast List

Jon Favreau - American actor/screenwriter/director, SWINGERS
John Favreau - American actor/screenwriter/director, SWINGERS
Ted Field - Film producer
Frederick W. Field - Film producer
Scott Kroopf - Film producer
William Teitler - Executive Producer, TUCK EVERLASTING (2002)
Josh Hutcherson - Actor, KICKING & SCREAMING (2005)
Jonah Bobo - Actor, AROUND THE BEND (2004)
John Debney - Composer/"Hocus Pocus"
Peter Billingsley - American actor and producer
Dax Shepard - Actor, PUNK'D
Michael De Luca - Executive Producer, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (2001)
Tim Robbins - American Actor/Director, BOB ROBERTS (1992)
Dan Lebantal
Kristen Stewart
Derek Mears - Star, THE HILLS HAVE EYES II (2007)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 101
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396134751
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2007

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Children
Theatrical Release
Family (General)
Brothers
Outer Space
Based On A Novel

 
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Notes:
Theatrical Release: November 11, 2005

Reviews:
"ZATHURA is a rarity: a stellar fantasy that faces down childhood anxieties with feet-on-the-ground maturity." -- Grade: A- - 11/18/2005 Entertainment Weekly, p.103


"In the enchanted limbo between waking and sleeping, ZATHURA feels both real and unreal, like a dream you could shake off at any moment." - 11/11/2005 New York Times, p.E13


"Favreau and his effects team have fun with the retro-futurist stylings of the game....The relatively restrained use of computer imagery is refreshing..." - 03/01/2006 Sight and Sound, p.84

 
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