I was bored today and was looking through IMDB profiles, stumbled upon Jon Favreau, looked into his directing credits, and boom, there I saw it, Zathura, a freaking space adventure.
I used to love this movie. I saw it when I was about 8 or 9 with my buddy, and we were obsessed with it for months. I bought the real life bored game and played that shit all the time hoping it would come to life.
But about the movie… I remember it being so suspenseful for my little 9 year old self. Oh my God the elevator shaft scene when Danny the little brother has to get the fucking game from the Zorgon ship. I was so scared of that scene when I was a kid. There was so much more about it I’d love to discuss with you all.
But also just the cast. Josh Hutcherson, Kristin Stewart, Dax Sheppard, Tim Robbins (even though it’s a small part). My movie loving self nowadays was shocked to realize all the familiar faces in that movie and was just happy to remember it existed.
I guess it wasn’t the most original concept in the world, but damn was it still a fun, suspenseful, imaginative movie. I gotta watch it again reeeeal soon.