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Piloted by Major Don West, the Jupiter 2 takes off to Alpha Prime,
the only other habitable planet in the galaxy. En route, their
spacecraft is sabotaged by arch villain Dr. Zachary Smith, who
is intent on foiling their plan. When the Jupiter 2 strays dangerously
off-course, the Robinson family must band together and use their
unique skills to complete their mission or face certain death
while Lost In Space.
Sci-Fi Adventure - Science Fiction/Action film based on the '60s TV series. The movie isn't as campy as its inspiration, and the lack of a well-focused plot leads to a sense of the film not going anywhwere. Good viewing for those who want to see a lot of special effects and aren't too concerned about a strong storyline or well-developed characters.
Lost in Space is New Line Cinema's bid to enter the space franchise race. Undoubtedly
impressed by the long-term, consistent profitability of Paramount's Star Trek movies (the
ninth of which will be released this year), New Line has decided to resurrect another late-'60s
science fiction television enterprise, Lost in Space. Fans of the original Lost in Space will likely not be displeased by the direction this movie
takes. In addition to retaining the basic premise of the series, all of the characters are back, as well
– right down to the nameless robot. However, while the set design and special effects are impressive,
Lost in Space is infected with a meandering storyline and lifeless protagonists. Without a
clear narrative drive, there doesn't seem to be much of a point to the whole endeavor. The desire to
get home doesn't generate the level of urgency one might reasonably expect, and the movie ends up
feeling like a few episodes of Star Trek: Voyager strung together.