Saturday, July 26, 2008

Lost In Space (film 1998)

Watched Lost In Space on DVD last night.

Name: Lost In Space (1998)
Length:
Starring: William Hurt, Gary Oldman, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, Matt LeBlanc
Part of a series? N - although remake of the original 1956 film 'Forbidden Planet' and a later TV series Lost In Space
My rating: *** Good

Why I would or would not recommend it:

This is an enjoyable film...full of adventure and fun.

In the year 2058, the Earth is becoming uninhabitable due to pollution and global warming! (Take note people!!!)Professor John Robinson has designed a hyperdrive that will enable the Jupiter 2 to travel faster-than-light and eventually enable the evacuation of Earth's citizens to new planets.

Professor Robinson (the talented William Hurt pictured left) aims to lead the first mission with a crew made up of his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prepare it for colonization.

However there are saboteurs determined to prevent the mission succeeding. Doctor Smith (the very talented Gary Oldman pictured left) has reprogrammed the missions robot to destroy the ship and family after take off. Unfortunately he gets left on the ship too, and once the mission begins the robot comes on line and begins to wreck havoc on the ship....

Saved by Will Robinson, the young son (pictured above), who reprogrammes the robot, they manage to save the ship but find themselves in a new part of the galaxy which they don't recognise. They are now 'lost in space'.

After dealing with killer spiders they find on a deserted ship, aided by pilot Major Don West (Matt LeBlanc pictured left) and the reprogrammed robot, they end up crash landing on an alien planet.

The plot thickens as they realise they are being affected by time and space anomalies...

Add in the consequences of Dr. Smith being bitten by a spider, Will Robinson desperately seeking his fathers affection and approval, love interest between Major West and Dr. Judy Robinson (Heather Graham), and you've got an interesting film.

I won't spoil the ending for you...but it's definitely worth a watch.

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1 comment:

Bobbi said...

I enjoyed this film, but I still like the original TV series better. Billy Mummy was so cute - I had such a crush on him when I was little!