The family Robinson is in hiber-sleep, soaring into deep space. Their mission: establish a colony that will become home for a dying Earth’s inhabitants. But sabotage jolts the Robinsons awake, sending them–and an often troublesome robot–off course and into amazing adventures where the question is not just where they are, but also when. A fine cast (Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Heather Graham and more) sets just the right tone of heroism and fun in an imaginative sci-fi voyage based on the ’60s TV series and featuring cameos by some of the TV stars. “Danger, Will Robinson!” And amazement too.
Did you every want a movie to be good even though you know their is no possible way that it can be good? That was exactly my frame in mind when I walked into Lost in Space when it was in theaters many moons ago. I like Matt LeBlanc as much as the next guy (especially that monkey movie he made), but adding him to a film is not the main ingredient in the film success recipe. Now despite all that it could have had going against it, I still went and saw it. Which gives you a glimpse into my madness. In the end I didn’t mind it at all. Could it have been better? Maybe?? But I challenge you to tell me how. I just can’t wrap my brain around how to make a high quality big cinema version of Lost in Space. In my head it is a show that is best suited for the small screen.
Since the film came out I have watched it on TBS and/or TNT a bunch of times and it has become a familiar background movie to me. I decided to give it a full watching on Blu-Ray this weekend and it didn’t really break down any walls, but it looked much better then I have ever seen and the Commentary track by the writer/director was illuminating and I really liked the Q&A with the original cast.
Sure I would prefer the original Lost in Space TV series on BR, but I have my doubts about that happening anytime soon. So if you got a Sci-Fi itch to scratch and you have really exhausted your faves, give Lost in Space another watching. You might not make it you new fave film, but it certainly has its charms. I am talking to you LeBlanc.
Lost in Space [Blu-ray] [@] Amazon