Zathura: A Space Adventure

First of all, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Khun Yuttipung from popcornmag.com for providing me a free ticket to the movie. With a long queue in front of the box-office booth, I got into the theater late for 20 minutes and the movie had already begun. However, I could tell that I didn’t miss anything important. I picked up the story when two brothers, Danny and Walter, are playing with his father and ended up fighting and blaming each other for spoiling the mood. Somehow, they ended up playing an old mechanical board game named "Zathura," which was found in the basement of their house, only to find out that their house was traveling through the universe after the game started. After each turn, the card was popped out of a special slot in the board game and series of strange events happened, from a meteor shower, to an alien invasion, just to name a few. The only way to go back is to finish the game. The problem was how they could manage to do so when the brothers started fighting and blaming each other again and again…

The movie is based on a book with the same name by Chris Van Allsburg, an author of "Jumanji" which seems to share the same plot element with this movie and "the Polar Express." Even though the script of this movie is straightforward and an element of surprise is easily predictable, a moral of the story is well suited with young audiences and some adults. Family with children would definitely enjoy watching this film as there are enough actions to keep them at the edge of their seats. The computer graphic in the movie is visually stunning. It’s good to let your imagination run wild while watching this movie as you could barely reason anything once the game started.

2 and a half stars out of 5, highly recommend to family viewers. Like a quote in the movie goes that "there are some games you could not play alone," watching this movie alone might not be a good idea.

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2 Responses to Zathura: A Space Adventure

  1. Pradt says:

    the first time i watched this film, i didn\’t feel that i like it much. may be i was too tired and the younger brother in the film is quite annoying actually. but after watching it for the second time, i instantly love it! (not to mention that it\’s much better than jumanji featuring robin williams!)by the way this film got unbelievably high score from rottentomatoes, 75%.

  2. Lek says:

    It\’s very good.  The astronaut actually is …….. 

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