The problem with this film is the script. The producers used the same old re-cycled hollywood cliches at every opportunity, almost like they are feverishly trying out every formula that has worked for each blockbuster move of the past. So the movie just ends up a mish-mash of retread dialogue and "conflicts" that kind of get pulled out of a hat in one scene and then either forgotten or pulled out again for something that masquerades as plot development. The son Will Robinson, whose genius for gadgetry is forever overshadowed by the fact that .. (sob, whine) his Dad doesn't pay enough attention to him ends up as an evil genius as an adult, who is willing to risk blowing up the world so that he can be (sob, whine) back together with his family and maybe his dad will love him finally: "You said you would come back.... and you didn't!" Heather Graham as the female nerd scientist, gorgeous as they come, but (you knew it...) unable to connect with her emotional side, until won over by the hunk pilot. etc. etc., And my goodness, how many times can you go actually through the center of a planet and miraculously survive? The answer, if you haven't seen the film, is more than once. I could go through the list, but you all know these themes already. I felt bad for such great actors like William Hurt and Gary Oldman (although maybe it is their own fault for choosing this film). They both did a decent job, but I don't think any actor could have made up for the shallow and directionless script. Oldman added a little spice to his character, and his haunting refrain of "I feel something evil here" actually felt chilling in spots.
2 out of 10. Sorry, every now and then I see a movie that I later wished I hadn't, just because I am forced to remember the dumb scenes in it. This was one of them.