Lost in Space

Danger, Will Robinson!

Science Fiction Adventure
130 min     5.3     1998     USA


The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves hurtling through uncharted space.


Kamurai wrote:
Good watch, could watch again, and can recommend. This feels a little dated, given the more recent "Lost in Space" series, and given the original series it certainly feels like a very different angle. The cast is great, but doesn't quite feel like it gels well, especially sense it is supposed to be (mostly) a family unit. Mat LeBlanc actually surprises me by showing he has some action range, a young Lacey Chabert comes off much more obnoxious than I would have expected, and solid, if expected, performances from William Hurt, Heather Graham, and Gary Oldman. There is just very little that goes beyond expectations. Don't get me wrong there are some very interesting sequences and effects, but just nothing impressive I'm going to remember down the line. In the end I had a good time, and I'd do it again, but I'd rather see a more modern or higher production version of this like "Voyager".