Zathura Review

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While bored and stuck at home, two bickering brothers find an old boardgame in the cellar that transports them to outer space. Unless they can successfully complete the game and reach the planet Zathura, they will be trapped there forever.


From the same world — and indeed author — as Jumanji, Jon Favreau’s interstellar fantasy treads familiar ground as two children uncover a mysterious, musty old board game. Catapulted into the depths of space, brothers Walter and Danny brave meteor showers, malfunctioning robots and the occasional sibling squabble.

Slick visuals make up what the film lacks in story, but it’s the young actors at Zathura’s heart that prove its real strength. The pair deliver effortless performances and successfully carry the entire film with a bare minimum of adult interference

Charming children's adventure with some superb performances from the young cast.