A family of scientists exploring space gets lost
after a terrorist sabotages their spaceship.
Lost in Space (1998)
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Written by Akiva Goldsman
Starring William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers, Gary Oldman, Heather Graham, Lacey Chabert, Jack Johnson, Jared Harris
Based on the 1965-1968 TV series
This attempted reboot of the 60's TV show grows on me. It's clearly one of the worst remakes of an old TV show ever made (right up there with Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle) but it has its moments and doesn't keep me entirely uninterested.
For example, the plot is highly intriguing and the time travel element is done well. Gary Oldman's presence is always welcome and he makes a good villain for the film. I also enjoyed the whole sequence with the spiders, which did a great job with set up and ultimately paid off.
Now for the negatives. The CGI is abysmal, most of the characters are annoying, and the dialogue is highly ridiculous for a man who would one day win an Oscar for screenwriting. Still, I think the good slightly outweighs the bad on this film and I wouldn't call it terrible.