1 1/2 Stars
In the year 2058, Humans have depleted Earth’s resources to the point where survival depends upon a daring scientific mission dubbed “The Jupiter Mission”. The plan: to launch the Robinson family into the deepest depths of space to colonize “Alpha Prime”, the only other inhabitable planet in the known galaxy. Things go awry due to the stowaway Dr. Smith (Gary Oldman), who manages to continually sabotage the mission. Major West (Matt LeBlanc) is the cocky pilot with eyes for the eldest Robinson daughter, Judy (Heather Graham). The family Robinson, West and Dr. Smith find themselves on uncharted planets filled with alien invaders and time warps.
There are some note-worthy touches sprinkled through-out. The all computer animated character of Blarp, is the first of its kind setting a landmark in CGI over a year before Lucas made the claim with Jar Jar Binks in 1999s The Phantom Menace. Then there is the 360 degree rotating camera, similar to the infamous ‘bullet scene’ in The Matrix yet beating it to screens by a year. These small hallmarks of the burgeoning CGI movement and subsequent dependence, are memorable but neither do anything to enhance the film.
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc