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04 December 2005 @ 10:11 pm
ccclxxx (young astro-nots)  
Zathura (2005) might be one of the most underrated films of the year. It's rated PG, but there's a lot of sneaky material that could be taken a different way if you're sorta perverted like me.

Hey, what can I say? It gives me more to grin at. But that's a whole 'nother story.


This is a kind of theatre delight that makes you jump in your seat when defective robots come crashing through the house or people get locked in a cryosleep. I was so involved in the goings-on I started hissing at the screen to "don't do that!" or the like when trouble came about. Kids say (and do) the darndest things...

I was one of those rude people talking all throughout the movie (which is rare, mind you) - but so was my companion, and nobody shushed us. A few of them even chuckled at our commentary.

Aye, there were explosions and misfortunes all around, just like its predecessor, Jumanji (1995). But the two are incomparable, really. This film was much more focused on the two brothers playing and their rocky relationship. There's a twist toward the end that really grabbed me, something unexpected in a movie where I prided myself on calling the next mishap.

Tim Robbins played a very minor role, but a necessary one as the boys' father. As a matter of fact, even the characters that seemed insignificant tied the whole plot together in one way or another. The storyline itself is still tripping me up. Zathura was very well worth my $10.50 (ack), and I'm going to be watching for it on DVD.
iTunes: aimee mann / going through the motions
!@&*$whthfck on December 5th, 2005 06:27 am (UTC)
I want to see that! but no one will go with me.
Brandy: appreciationbrandelyn on December 5th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)

Dude, if you live anywhere near me, I'll meet up with you. I want to see it AGAIN and take more people with me next time.
!@&*$whthfck on December 5th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC)
I'd totally go with you if I had a car!
Brandy: relationbrandelyn on December 5th, 2005 08:46 am (UTC)

~shrugs~ I mostly use the bus for now. I can't really afford much else at the moment.
milo___inlovemilo___inlove on December 5th, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
They made a book out of that? Are you sure you added me, because you're not showing up on my friends' page.
Brandy: imitationbrandelyn on December 5th, 2005 06:52 am (UTC)

I heard the book came first. I'm going in search of it.


Your problem should be fixed now.
milo___inlovemilo___inlove on December 5th, 2005 07:28 am (UTC)
Cool, now go read my story.
Brandy: validationbrandelyn on December 5th, 2005 07:31 am (UTC)

A couple more edits on this and I'm there. Now that you've added me back and all. :p
milo___inlovemilo___inlove on December 5th, 2005 07:52 am (UTC)
A Granite Sack and Legs of Logcashbox on December 5th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
ah, that's good news. i was hoping it'd be good, given that the picture book is amazing and the movie's a Jon Favreau joint. and 'tis now added to my long list of things to see.
Brandy: identificationbrandelyn on December 5th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)

My friend Nikki was psyched about Jon Favreau and I didn't even know who he was. Now that I've seen his work, I'm going to look into others. I was very impressed with how this turned out.
The One who Touched you: in denialxshadowdancerx on December 5th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
I was thinking that sounded right up my ally. No one has much to say that is good about this movie. I might have to go see it now. Was it worth the money?
Brandy: affirmationbrandelyn on December 5th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)

Yes. I'm trying to rouse awareness about this film and scrounge up enough to see it again next weekend, depending on my work schedule.