Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
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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.
A New Adventure From the World of Jumanji
Also Known As:
Title: Zathura: A Space Adventure
Release Date: November 08, 2005
Runtime: 113 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Buried.com Rating: 7.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With Z
MPAA Rating: PG
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for fantasy action and peril, and some language.
Jonah Bobo ...Danny
Josh Hutcherson ...Walter
Dax Shepard ...Astronaut
Kristen Stewart ...Lisa
Tim Robbins ...Dad
Frank Oz ...Robot (voice)
John Alexander ...Robot
Derek Mears ...Lead Zorgon
Douglas Tait ...Zorgon
Joe Bucaro III ...Zorgon (as Joe Bucaro)
Jeff Wolfe ...Zorgon
Michael De Luca
Chris Van Allsburg
Zathura: A Space Adventure Horror Film Trailer 1
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"Can't Be Bothered"
"Loves Me Like a Rock"
More Movie Taglines:
- A New Adventure From the World of Jumanji
- Adventure Is Waiting
- Danny: I'm hungry. Can you make me some macaroni-and-cheese? Walter: Don't know how. Danny: but, I'm hungry; what *do* you know how to make? Walter: Water.
Danny: Zorgons are the lizardmen. They eat meat and we are MEAT!
Walter: [to robot] Get me a juice box, BIATCH!
Walter: ...and then the card comes out... Danny: Oh, the card. The card. The card. The... Danny: THE CARD! Danny, Walter: THE CARD!
Danny: [after seeing what the Zorgons did to the living room] My gerbil was in there.
- Originally conceived as a direct sequel to Jumanji (1995). The visual effects supervisor on that film, Ken Ralston, was lined up to direct before Columbia abandoned the project in favor of adapting Zathura.
While the film was being made, Jonah Bobo (Danny) lost four teeth, so the filmmakers made 'flippers' or fake teeth that he wore, since the movie takes place in only a day.
In every Chris Van Allsburg book, there is a bull terrier named Fritz. Jon Favreau put Fritz in the movie - look for a Beanie Baby bull terrier behind Walter near the end of the movie.
SPOILER: The numbers Spun by Danny and Walter (respectively) are as follows: (5, 9+Move ahead 2 spaces), (4,8), (7,6+Move ahead 4 spaces), (6,8), (6,8), (8 - Move back 2 spaces, 9), (9 - Move back 1 space, 3 - Move back 3 spaces), (1 + Move ahead 9 spaces - Danny wins the game).
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