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Lost in Space

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1998
  • Stephen Hopkins
  • 124 mins
  • PG

Summary

Science-fiction adventure based on the 1960s TV series, starring Gary Oldman, William Hurt and Matt LeBlanc. In 2058, with Earth in terminal decline, the Robinson family embark on a mission to colonise the planet Alpha Prime. But an act of sabotage during their ten-year journey leaves them lost in space.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This big-budget screen version of Irwin Allen's cult 1960s TV series is a charmless if flashy affair under the direction of Stephen Hopkins. The Robinson family's Earth migration experiment is sabotaged by evil Doctor Smith (Gary Oldman) and they are forced to land on a mysterious planet inhabited by mutated monster spiders. A conscious attempt to be all things to all audiences falls flat - cute stuff including a lovable space monkey will annoy adults, while the "family values" sermons will bore kids rigid. The special effects, nostalgic look, varying tone and acting (with Matt LeBlanc an honourable exception) never gel into an enjoyable whole in what is basically a cynical marketing exercise.

Credits

Cast

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Dr SmithGary Oldman
John RobinsonWilliam Hurt
Don WestMatt LeBlanc
Maureen RobinsonMimi Rogers
Judy RobinsonHeather Graham
Penny RobinsonLacey Chabert
Will RobinsonJack Johnson
Older WillJared Harris
GeneralMark Goddard
Jeb WalkerLennie James
Reporter No 1Marta Kristen
Principal CartwrightJune Lockhart
Reporter No 2Angela Cartwright
RobotDick Tufeld
BusinessmanEdward Fox
Noah FreemanJohn Sharian

Crew

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DirectorStephen Hopkins

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Released on
1998-07-31
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, edited for some of its language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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