|Lost in Space(SE)/C-,A|
New Line/1998/108m/ANA,WS 2.35,PS 1.33
| The title refers to the screenplay, of
course, floating through some black hole, devoid of substance, yet sadly in evidence. One
supposes that the filmmakers were trying to manufacture a camp exploitation movie
experience from the 1960s science fiction television series. Lost in Space fails to
muster up any worthwhile humor or erstwhile action. Too bad, since a lot of polished
effort has been wasted in making a very slick looking film, though I must say the special
effects looked hokey at times despite being evidently expensive.
Time's running out
on Earth. In a mere decade the planet will no longer be able to support life. Dr. Robinson
with his family as crew takes on the task of using the hyperdrive he developed to catapult
a spaceship to a distant planet to prepare for colonization. Use of the hyperdrive allows
the Robinson family to travel into the future to pave the way for Earth's evacuation. The
Villainous saboteur is the ridiculous Dr. Smith. The real adventure begins when Smith's
sabotage backfires and leaves the ship Lost in Space.
„1998 Stuart J. Kobak , all rights reserved.