Sunday, 4 December 2011

Zathura (2005)

Two young brothers are drawn into intergalactic adventure when their house is magically transported into space by consequence of Zathura, a board game they're playing.
There are asteroids, spaceships, robots, aliens and Dax Shepard as the heroic Astronaut.
I stumbled across this family film on TV one afternoon, knowing nothing at all about it, and found it quite entertaining.  Perhaps a little bit more than the kids I was watching it with did
There is a lovely 1950's retro design to the sci-fi elements which ties in to the fact that the Zathura board game is found in the basement, a lost toy from a previous generation.  And where possible the special effects are practical and not computer generated which give it an old fashioned; 1970's look from my own childhood.
The film wasn't a big hit and got very mixed reviews but I, for any number of different reasons, recommend it to any.



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    1. It really is. And a bit of a secret as well as most people don't seem to know about it or exactly how entertaining it is. Lets spread the word.