Flight of the Navigator
release year: 1986
viewing setting: home DVD, 7/29/05
synopsis: A kid falls and gets knocked out in the woods, and when he wakes up, seven years have passed - plus there's a UFO floating nearby.
impressions: I won't reveal the entire plot for you, but in short, the kid's been away with the UFO. Now he has to figure out what happened, while also trying to bond with his (aged) family and evade NASA scientists. It was a pretty good Disney movie that captured the wonder of UFOs and aliens, and space/science in general.
something this movie has that no other movie has: A collection of weird little alien specimens.
acting: David Scott Freeman does a great job as the kid who's worried, yet retains the ability to enjoy the sense of wonder about what's happening. Paul Reubens is the serious/whimsical voice of the UFO. Sarah Jessica Parker, 20 years young, is a helpful nurse.
final word: Good fun for kids of all ages.
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