He has made some pretty good films but I worry about his health because he keeps getting bigger.
Zathura: A Space Adventure
Adventure Is Waiting
After their father (Tim Robbins) is called into work, two young boys, Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and Danny (Jonah Bobo), are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa (Kristen Stewart), and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut (Dax Shepard), the boys attempt to return home.
An uptempo outer space adventure taking place within the confines of the family home, Jon Favreau's "Zathura" is an enjoyable science fiction spectacle. Focusing on two boys whose game night introduces them to a cosmos full of trouble, the film is witty, well-assembled, and full of family-friendly charm.
Based on Chris Van Allsburg's book, "Zathura" tells the story of two young boys who get more than they bargained for when the play an outer space-themed board game. With every move, the game brings the perils of space into the boys' home, and finishing the contest becomes an act of survival. The story is lively and adventuresome, and Favreau allows the narrative's upbeat dangers to come forth invitingly. Stakes are combined…
Jumanji in Space is the first thing people think of for the few that actually saw Jon Favreau's flop Zathura. There's always going to be that negative comparison. Both films have similar storylines about surreal board games, but with different genres attached, and were based on children's books written by the same author who wrote The Polar Express. Though I will never understand the love for the film Jumanji, a kids' film I found to be dreadful, juvenile, and downright creepy, it's the innocence and charm of two young boys travelling through space that gives Zathura an underappreciated recommendation.
Oh, and I also forgot that Jon Favreau (yes, the guy who made the comedy classic Elf and reinvented the comic…
Ok, I'm going to say it: This isn't just Jumanji with a science fiction spin, because it's actually better than Jumanji.
Come fight me IRL, bro!
Loses a little bit of the cruelty of Jumanji but replaces it with gladly appreciated narrative clarity. You can definitely see how this was the the stepping stone for Jon Favreau between Elf and Iron Man. It does a lot with an extremely limited canvas while still feeling epic. The kids are believable and there's lots of fun moments. Most importantly it puts kids in real, believable danger and has a good message. Could definitely see watching this again with a kid of my own.
Quizás abusa de la arbitrariedad (incluso dentro del marco de la fantasía, que no ciencia ficción, en el espacio) y tiene demasiados problemas de ritmo para acabar de ser una aventura frenética, pero eh, tiene momentos muy bellos y una imaginería apreciable. Además, el asunto sobre el que gira la trama no es otro que "el juego", e integra lo que significa jugar de una forma muy bonita en el desarrollo de la historia. Y eso tiene todo mi afecto.
It's Jumanji in space! Weeeeee!
What a cute little flick, all entertaining and fun.
A good film to end this challenge with.
This is essentially a childhood classic, so I doubt I will ever be able to give this one a fair assessment.
How could I, when it so proudly indulges in as many retro sci-fi quirks it can possibly throw at the screen?
'Zathura: A Space Adventure' contains the same basic idea of its spiritual predecessor 'Jumanji', children unwittingly start to play a magical board game where the cutesy, in-game dangers manifest themselves in the real world. Except where 'Jumanji' never quite felt like a cohesive whole with an overly complicated plot, 'Zathura' boils its conflict down to simple friction between two brothers who don't get along.
What also makes 'Zathura' work so well is the palpable glee you sense going…
SAW: at work
Slightly predictable in parts but a brilliant premise and it is wonderfully directed.
Space “Jumanji”, with a fun adventure in the middle and lots of amateurish performances and inept emotions on the edges.
A good chunk of this movie is two annoying kids running from room to room in a house floating in space and yelling at each other while the house in being destroyed. Then some cool space lizards show up and try to eat them and it becomes entertaining for a while. The lizards looked pretty cool. I was cheering for them.
The movie manages to stay fun for the rest of the run time and even has a cute ending but damn, it was really hard to get to the good part.
A fun family film that has some great effects and a good story. Yes, it's similar to Jumanji, but for me it doesn't detract from the overall experience.
Entertaining and well-made; Didn't see the twist coming.
i Loved This Movie i Love the dorky kids i Love the hunger games boy wearing baggy 3/4 length shorts i Love the Other boy wearing camo cargo pants i Love the twilight girl being a Teenager and listening to Teenager Music (metal) with her big chunky headphones turned up to the Max Volume Level and i Love the clanky janky die-cast metal toy feel of the Game and the Spaceships and the Robots its like you can FEEL the jagged tinny metal edges on everything it is So Nice and ~~~Retro~~~ it reminds me of all my dads toys that i have in my bedroom at home
I get that the movie was set in a single location as a means to control costs, but it also really ratchets up the nostalgia factor for me. On aimless nights I've driven through old neighborhoods, past old houses, and they all seem so small. Sure I was smaller back then too, but there's more too it than that. Zathura reminds me of that time when your house could be infinite. The carpet could be lava, a closet could be a cave, and of course the bathtub is an ocean. Imagination is a powerful thing. In the mind of a child, something as small as a one bedroom apartment can suddenly become a whole world unto itself. A world where a fight with your brother can have intergalactic implications. I miss that.
Love this guy and his films. He basically made my childhood. Not a single one of these I hate. Elf…