Zathura: A Space Adventure

Synopsis: Danny and Walter are two brothers who barely get along even while driving their parents to distraction as their older sister tries to ignore them. Despite their squabbling, the brothers manage cooperate enough to play an old mechanical board game named Zathura. However, after their first move, they find that the game has apparently flung them, their sister and their entire house into outer space. Furthermore, the brothers surmise the only way to return home is to finish the game. However with almost every move, new dangers arise as the siblings find themselves learning to cooperate in ways they never expected as they realize what they mean to each other.
Director(s): Jon Favreau
Production: Sony Pictures
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Wanna play Chutes and Ladders?

No, you'll cheat.


No, you cheat at board games.

But you can't even cheat at Stratego.

Trust me, you'll find a way.

Hey. Sorry about that.

Oh, no, no, it's fine.

I'm not meeting him till 3:30,

I can finish by then.

Walter, look what I found.

Those belong to me. Put them back.

But you never play with them.

So? They're still mine.

When did you get so mean?

I'm not mean, Danny.

I'm in fourth grade,

I have a girlfriend.

You know how Dad said

we have to grow up?

Well, this is what it looks like.

Can we please play "Army Men"?

Copy that.

Sergeant, there is a helicopter on fire.

Let's get it.

The drawings all match

the foam mockup.

- Get back here.

- Let me hold it.

- Yes, red.

- Give me.

Cranberry, right.

It's whatever color they picked.

I worked from the chits.

Can I call you back one more time?

It's a small domestic emergency here.

I... I... I know. I know.

- Dad.

- It's not a problem. Okay, thanks.

- Look what he did.

- I was on the phone.

- It was an accident.

- You're such a baby.

- I'm not a baby.

- You break all my stuff.

- You can't catch a ball...

- That's enough.

...and nobody wants you around.

- You shut up!

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

It's 10 minutes to the office.

I have to run off another copy.

I'll be back.

You're gonna leave us alone

in this creepy old house?

- It's not creepy, it's old.

- I like Mom's better.

Well, so did she, and now it's hers.

Look, this is a very special house.

The reason I'm working to fix it up

is I wanna make a home for us here.

Now, I know it's not Mom's house,

and I know it's a little creaky...

...but give it some time,

it's gonna grow on you.

Well, I don't wanna stay here alone.

Well, you're not gonna be alone.

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David Koepp

David Koepp is an American screenwriter and director. Koepp is the fifth most successful screenwriter of all time in terms of U.S. box office receipts with a total gross of over $2.3 billion. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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