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Zathura

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Zathura
ZATHURA: Merrick Morton

Zathura

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
113 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/11/05
performer:
Tim Robbins, Josh Hutcherson
director:
Jon Favreau
distributor:
Sony Pictures Entertainment
author:
John Camps, Chris Van Allsburg, Eric Fogel, David Koepp
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it an A-

Two children find a mysterious board game. But when they start playing, the game becomes All Too Real. Uh, sound familiar? Calm down, Jumanji fans: Zathura is based on author Chris Van Allsburg’s follow-up to his own 1981 jungle adventure — only this time, it’s in outer space. Director Jon Favreau worked hard to make his second kid-friendly film adult-friendly, too. ”As a parent, you’re subjected to these movies and you’re so grateful when [it’s] entertaining for everybody,” says the father of two. ”That’s the highest compliment I was paid on Elf: ‘I’ve seen your movie a hundred times and I still like it.”’