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Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  3 April 1998 (USA)
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The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.

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In the year 2058, the Earth will soon be uninhabitable after the irreversible effects of pollution and global warming! Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter 2 Mission, will lead his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prep it for colonization. The Jupiter 2 is equipped with a hyperdrive that allows faster-than-light travel, which will eventually be employed to evacuate the citizens of Earth. However hypergates must be constructed on Earth and Alpha Prime to provide stable points of departure and arrival. Dr. Zachary Smith is bribed by a terrorist organization to sabotage the mission, and ends up an unwilling stowaway as the ship blasts off. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some intense sci-fi action | See all certifications »

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3 April 1998 (USA)  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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$46,800,000 (Non-US) (2 October 1998)

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£10,625,503 (UK) (2 October 1998)
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All principal actors were contracted to a three-picture option, but as the film failed to recoup its budget in North America, plans for a new franchise were scrapped. See more »

Goofs

When Penny is talking to Will about jettisoning his body into space, the package in her hand suddenly disappears when she claps her hands together. Immediately afterwards, she retrieves it from her left. See more »

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Dr. Zachary Smith: [reprogramming the future Robot] Let's try this again, shall we? You are the puppet, I am the puppeteer. Do try to get it right this time...
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When the closing credits are ending you hear Penny's infamous line once more, 'This mission sucks!'. See more »

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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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Lost In Space (Theme)
Written by John Williams
Performed by Apollo 440
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Not a bad story
1 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

The story isn't that bad, some of the scenes are really good. Totally different than the original Lost in Space.

The casting of the characters is my only complaint. The children were excellent but the adults were not. William Hurt and Matthew LeBouf do not fit well together. Mr Smith was the only adult character that was believable. Still, it kept my interest and I enjoyed the story very much.

Too bad the casting couldn't have been better because this was actually a very good movie and could have had the possibility for sequels.

I give it a 7 of 10.


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