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Zathura: A New Adventure From the World of Jumanji [Special Edition] [DVD] [2005]

  • SKU: 7643106
  • Release Date: 02/14/2006
  • Rating: PG
$9.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (105 out of 108)

    Special Features


    • Jon Favreau and Peter Billingsley commentary
    • The Right Moves - The Making of Zathura
    • Race to the Black Planet: A visual effects documentary
    • The Cast of Zathura
    • Zorgons, Robots and "Frozen Lisa"
    • Making the game
    • Miniatures and the World of Zathura
    • The World of Chris Van Allsburg
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Zathura
    An old and forgotten game develops magical powers in this fantasy for the whole family. Twelve-year-old Walter Budwing (Josh Hutcherson) and his younger brother, Danny (Jonah Bobo), figure they're going to be in for a boring time when their father (Tim Robbins), who was supposed to spend the day with them, is suddenly called away on business, and gives them strict orders not to leave the house. Walter, who doesn't have much use for Danny, is motivated by boredom more than anything else when he agrees to play a board game Danny has found in the basement during a round of hide-and-seek. However, the boys quickly discover the space-themed game Zathura has some unusual qualities -- a roll of the dice unexpectedly launches the Budwing home into outer space, and Walter and Danny are suddenly fending off menacing robots, angry aliens, and showers of interstellar debris outside the Earth's atmosphere. As the boys try to figure out a way back home, they get some unexpected help from an earthling astronaut (Dax Shepard) who has also lost his way. Based on the book by children's author Chris Van Allsburg -- who also wrote The Polar Express and Jumanji -- Zathura was directed by Jon Favreau, the actor-turned-filmmaker who enjoyed a breakthrough success with Elf. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jonah Bobo
      Jonah Bobo - Danny
    • Josh Hutcherson
      Josh Hutcherson - Walter
    • Dax Shepard
      Dax Shepard - Astronaut
    • Kristen Stewart
      Kristen Stewart - Lisa
    • Tim Robbins
      Tim Robbins - Dad



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 108 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Great Sequel for the Family

      Posted
      hroeder

      The kids pull out a new game. And are blasted into deep space. The twists and turns that were there in the original continue in this one. There's also a little time travel, of sorts. There's a wonderful scene in the basement, early on, where the furnace looks exactly like a monster. The young kid doesn't react specifically to it, but we, as an audience, see the monster furnace. But no one points a finger at it. This is an example of how nicely done this is. The morals taught here are also nicely done. The family comes closer together through experiencing the game. Kids should love this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Jumanji in Space

      Posted
      Sabine
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      This was a fun ride, although it did mirror Jumanji somewhat. Very entertaining to watch Kristen Stewart and Josh Hutcherson in their early career days, you could see the promise of future roles. Dax Shepard is very good as the astronaut also. But you have to reject your logical thought processes for entertainment value.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      This movie demonstrates character building.

      Posted
      Petunia97
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      This movie will keep the audience watching because of the unexpected twists and surprises in the story. In the beginning, the two brothers in the story have a very strained relationship. The story pushes them together and forces the pair to work on their issues, making them both better people in the end.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      4 Star Family Movie

      Posted
      XboxTanker
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      Great family movie for the holidays. Great science fiction story with evil aliens, time travel and two brothers who find a a game that transports the two brothers, their sister, and their house into an alternate dimension in space. If you enjoyed Jumangi then you will enjoy this story.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Love this one.

      Posted
      pwsdaddy
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      A little scary for my grandson, but I love this movie. The fighting between the brothers is believable. The action is well paced and the move looks great. I love the twist towards the end and watching how my grandson understood it. Definitely recommend this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Kid Comedy Enjoyed by Adults

      Posted
      Major
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      This movie is similar to Jumanji in the sense that is based on two kids playing a board game which effects their reality. It has a couple twists and turns along the way and many comedic moments. It is a good movie that can be enjoyed by both children and adults.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Everyone can enjoy this fun fun adventure

      Posted
      Blacktrinary
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      Warning. If you already own the 2011 version, you may need to consider before upgrade to this. It only add few new supplements. Everything else is the same. Checkout bluray.com for more information. If you haven't seen or own...this is a must see and own.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not just a Jumanji clone

      Posted
      KevinV
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      I didn't really know what to expect from this movie and I watched it only recently for the first time. I initially thought it was going to be a Jumanji clone and, although there were some obvious Jumanji elements, it was a great movie in it's own right.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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