When the father goes into Lisa's room to wake her up, she is seen sleeping with a bunch of white colored pillows.
A shot later, there is a purple pillow next to her. See more » Those who criticize "Zathura" for being a copycat "Jumanji" are apparently clueless about the Van Allsburg's books.
"Zathura" is a sequel to "Jumanji", it is about what happened when the Budwing brothers opened the game box that Peter and Judy discarded at the end of "Jumanji".
Despite their squabbling, the brothers manage cooperate enough to play an old mechanical board game named Zathura.
However, after their first move, they find that the game has apparently flung them, their sister and their entire house into outer space.
Furthermore, the brothers surmise the only way to return home is to finish the game.
However with almost every move, new dangers arise as the siblings find themselves learning to cooperate in ways they never expected as they realize what they mean to each other.
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.Set in an era where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young William Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.Danny and Walter are two brothers who barely get along even while driving their parents to distraction as their older sister tries to ignore them."Zathura" was the flip side of the "Jumanji" game board and the ones the brothers chose to play (because Walter did not like jungle games). Having grown up with this same sibling age dynamic (six and ten) I was not surprised at the amount of yelling, anger, and resentment that goes on between the two brothers.I was however surprised that anyone would find this sort of thing entertaining.While their divorced father (Tim Robbins playing the only sympathetic character in the film) is away at a meeting, the younger brother (Danny) finds an old Zathura game in the basement.