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November 14, 2005

Zathura

Obviously I'm not the target demographic for Zathura but I enjoyed Jumanji and I think Jon Favreau (director of Elf) is pretty good at creating a family movie that can be enjoyed by everyone. It looked entertaining enough so why not see it.

Despite pretty much being a carbon copy of Jumanji as far as plot goes it was still very entertaining and fun to watch. Siblings play a boardgame they find and crazy stuff happens. They have to finish the game to get everything back to normal.

Zathura isn't as heavy on the CG as Jumanji, done with mostly minatures and and actors in suits, it pulled off the level of believabilty that it needed to and it will probably stand up a little better as time moves on than Jumanji will. It has a very cool retro feel that is consistant with the game that they're playing.

I'm pretty sure if you will enjoy this movie unless you're brain has trouble abandoning the fact that they're in space and would freeze to death before they had time to suffocate from the lack of air.

Posted by hypnobee at November 14, 2005 9:35 PM