Speaking of Kristen Stewart, that reminds me of another movie I saw but I can't remember the name. Began with a Z, involved two young boys who played a game and ended up in space. Was quite a rip off of Jumanji.
That was Zathura.
I'm not prepared to call Zathura
a ripoff - more along the lines of a sequel or a "same-universe" story.
were originally kids' books by Chris Van Alburg. Zathura
is the later of the two, and refers back a number of times to Jumanji
, both in text and illustrations. In (the book) Zathura
, the kids have the Jumanji board game, but decide to play this other board game, Zathura, instead.
And then, of course, stuff ensues.
At the end of the book, one of the boys takes the Jumanji game and stuffs it in the trash, suggesting he has a pretty good idea what will happen if they start playing that, too.
I've seen both books at my library - the illustrations are fantastic.