Lost in Space
release year:1998 genre:sci-fi viewing setting:home laserdisc, 10/4/98 what I expected:no idea what I got:corny, generally aimless family sci-fi/action
synopsis:Thanks to a saboteur, the Robinson family's colonization trip turns into a fight for survival, and to get home.
impressions:Great special effects! However...it started off strong, but fizzled later on. Why? Lack of sensible science, and a comprehensible plot. Nothing made sense after a point, including what the characters were doing. Perhaps time travel would have been best left out of this movie. Another thing: the protagonists forgot basic rule #1: when someone tries to kill you, do NOT let them live! Aaaaargh!
acting:Good on all accounts, though some of the characters were intentionally goofy. I thought the robot did a great job, especially when he went nuts and drove around shouting "DESTROY! DESTROY!"
final word:More for kids than adults.
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