Strangely upsetting for children's fare, Zathura
follows two bickering siblings as they play a game that rockets them into space and besets them with lots of pretty horrible stuff. Van Allsburg's illustrations continue to be top-notch - black and white with unsettling perspectives and sly humor - but the resolution of sibling rivalry through the barrage of physical assault felt...weird. Half-watched the movie tonight, and it typically bloats the plot and syrups the message, though it still freaked my kids out. Plus and minus one star for that.