Lost in Space: Edited

Theatrical Release: January 22, 2002
DVD Release: January 22, 2002
Lost in Space: Edited
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Synopsis

Blast off for the most amazing family sci-fi action space adventure in the universe! The year is 2058. With the earth’s resources severely depleted, human survival depends upon The Jupiter Mission. This daring plan will launch an entire family, the Robinsons, into the farthest reaches of hyperspace to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other habitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves hurtling through uncharted space, facing alien invaders, time-warp wonders and non-stop excitement! Featuring eye-popping special effects and a stellar ensemble cast, “Lost in Space” will rocket the entire family into a whole new dimension of fun!

Dove Review

This live-action movie is based on the classic TV series from the 1960s. The special effects are amazing for the most part, but a chimp-like creature called Blarp is obviously a CGI creation. The effects don’t make up for a less than stellar story line. The film simply does not have the innocent charm of the ’60s classic TV show which starred Guy Williams, June Lockhart, and Jonathan Harris.

The Robinsons attempt to travel via the Jupiter Two to Alpha Prime in an attempt to establish a colony in the overcrowded futuristic period of 2058. Along the way they must overcome space spiders (I’m serious), meteorites, a badly wounded ship and the annoying Dr. Zachary Smith (played by Gary Oldman). This version has edited out a couple of words but there are still several utterances of mild language which can be seen below in our content chart.

The film includes some cameos from the stars of the TV series, notably June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen and Angela Cartwright. It is a feast for the eyes and it includes the original voice of the robot, Dick Tufeld. Although the innocence isn’t there from the TV show, the film is a feast for the eyes. We award the film our Dove Seal for ages 12 and above, based upon the content description below.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing; a few sexual innuendos.
Language: D-12; H-7; G-1; S*cks-1; Wh*re-1
Violence: A saboteur attempts to kill family in space; explosions; space spiders attack family; some blood but not gratuitous; ship destroyed; a half man-half spider creature fights humans.
Drugs: None
Nudity: A woman in a bikini is seen briefly on a hologram.
Other: A disrespectful comment about parents; a "Don't involve" comment; belching.

Info

Company: New Line Home Entertainment
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Producer: Mark W. Koch, Stephen Hopkins, Akiva Goldsman and Carla Fry
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 130 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, Lacy Chabert and Jack Johnson
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter