Lost in Space
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This $90 million science fiction adventure is adapted from the television series, created by Irwin Allen, which originally ran on CBS from 1965 to 1968. The original series employed a Swiss Family Robinson in outer space premise; sent to colonize a planet in the Alpha Centauri system, the Robinson family was thrown off course by a stowaway and was left wandering from planet to planet (and changing along the way from a black-and-white series to a color series). The 1998 remake is set in the year 2058, when the United Global Space Force sends Professor John Robinson (William Hurt) and family --… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I was never a big fan of the original TV show, so this movie didn't slay any sacred cows for me."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The casting splits you down the middle -- you don't know whether to be grateful that you at least have good actors to watch, or to regret that they're given nothing to do."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Sloppily slapped-together blockbuster wannabe."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"One expedition that should have been scrubbed long before the final countdown."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"It's a ride, nothing more."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"Strictly for fans of the TV show or sci-fi buffs."
‑ Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media
"It's a special-effects bonanza with space battles, spider aliens and virtual reality sequences, but this remake of the popular 1960s TV series seriously lacks humor."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"As TV-to-movie adaptations go, 'Lost In Space' is probably one of the more respectable entries in the field, with expensive production values adding a classy sheen to what's essentially cheesy material."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Lost in Script"
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
"Mildly entertaining outer space adventure marred by some atrocious performances."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"...the motion picture tries hard to recapture that former tone, and, yes, even retains the same lines."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The acting is generally average, but Stephen Hopkins's directing is virtually non-present."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"A hodgepodge of influences and devices without its own look or effective narrative structure."
‑ Rod Granger, Film Journal International
"Able to exist on its own terms as an imaginative and active space adventure, while still catering to fans of the original"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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