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Zathura (2005)

Zathura | JONAH BOBO
Image credit: ZATHURA: Merrick Morton

Details Release Date: Nov 11, 2005; Rated: PG; Length: 113 Minutes; Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Tim Robbins; Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

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.'''

Originally posted Aug 10, 2005

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