I really liked this movie as a kid, which was likely due to the fact that it was primarily set in space. The enigmatic nature of space and its vastness always drew me in. Zathura follows two young brothers who do not get along too well. They end up playing a board game and somehow end up in space… including their entire house which is odd since nobody on Earth seemed to notice their disappearance. They encounter some crazy things in space, including some sort of aliens. Part of the movie teaches a lesson to younger viewers as it develops the characters of the two young boys, Walter and Danny. As an adult, I’m not sure that anyone would really enjoy this movie, but it’s a good watch for kids.
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library