26 August 2008

Z is for Zathura

'Zathura: A Space Adventure' was directed by Jon Favreau and released in 2005. Based on an illustrated book by Chris Van Allsburg, many felt the film to be a sequel to Jumanji, although Favreau insisted it wasn't. The extreme similarities in plot and design (both were board games coming to life, however Zathura was set in a Fifites-style SF genre and not a jungle adventure) led to the film being known as "Jumanji in space without Robin Williams". Not a great film in the scheme of things, but how many other SF shows do you know beginning with Z? :)

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