Zathura is about two brothers who can't get along, finding a board game in their house and deciding to play it. When they play however they literally get sucked into a sci fi world full of aliens, robots, and astronauts. And they need to finish the game before they get destroyed by the monsters while still trying to get along as brothers.
Now from that summary, this probably sounds like a really silly and cliche movie. And, yeah it kind of is. But it's sort of aware that it's kind of silly, and it tries to have fun with it. There are a lot of intense action scenes with killer robots and monsters that not only were scary, they were very suspenseful, taking long pauses for the threat to sink in and for you to worry about the characters. That's kind of a rare thing you see in "scary" kids movies. The acting isn't also that bad either. Dax Shepard and Josh Hutcherson are entertaining to watch. And the effects are alright, mixing cgi and live puppets.
It still has problems though. Not every character is entertaining, the plot is very recycled, and I don't know if I would ever watch it again. And yeah the whole movie kind of reaks of the Disney Channel Movie vibe with the writing and acting, which can displease a lot of people.
Personally, I recommend this movie for maybe one viewing.
This was a fun family film, Can be scary in some times but an enjoyment.
Luckily, the movie wasn't too bad that kristen stewart actually wasn't too awful in this one, I'm not even saying she is particularly good in this movie,
She Just Isn't One Of The Worst Actresses of all time.
I Have Seen Worse Actresses!
Every Model Actress.
Zathura was a good time.