Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005, USA) C-102m. ** D: Jon Favreau. Starring Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins, voice of Frank Oz. After JUMANJI (1995), another adaptation of the children's books by Chris Van Allsburg. Two boys discover an old board game in the basement and start playing it. Suddenly they find themselves (and their house) in outer space, where aliens are awaiting them. Sci-fi adventure is basically one big orgy of destruction, though it also comments on the brothers' rivalry. 10-year-olds will probably love this. Photographed by Guillermo Navarro.


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