Parents' Guide to

Lost in Space

By Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Strictly for fans of the TV show or sci-fi buffs.

Movie PG-13 1998 122 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

Lost in Space

For a movie that blows up Space Ships and Spider Monsters. Spiders eating up Parent Spider , if you can get your head around that depending on how protective of your kids you are it's Great. The Earth is Choking from Mans Poor management and there is only a very short time left. A voyage to the Stars and a New World is planned but ther is a Evil Faction or Sedision that tries to stop them. Based on the original Series Lost In Space with a few new Twists in the story is a good Family Movie Rated PG with Mild Coarse Language and Violence , Running time 1:30 Mins SIFI. Compaired to other Childrens shows is very well done .
age 10+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

The special effects are impressive and exciting, but can't make up for an unfocused story and characters who fail to involve the viewer. With an all-star cast, hostile alien spiders, self-destructing planets, and state-of-the-art special effects, this big-budget remake of the goofy 1960s TV series should have been great fun. Unfortunately the movie's grim mood squashes the humor and adventure. Nearly every aspect of LOST IN SPACE, from Penny's outrage over being forced to leave the Earth, to barren planets and abandoned spaceships, emphasizes this harsh approach. The dark tone culminates with the confrontation with the older Will. Without the rollicking excitement of many space epics like Star Wars, these dark themes of loneliness, death, and abandonment may leave viewers feeling more depressed than uplifted

There are, however, some bright spots amidst the misery. Gary Oldman gives a delightfully smarmy performance as Dr. Smith, and it's fun to hear Dick Tufeld (the voice of the robot in the original series) once again exclaim "Danger, Will Robinson!" Nevertheless, the film will probably only be of interest to sci-fi buffs.

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