The plot is based on the 1965-1968 CBS television series of the same name (itself inspired by the 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss).
Several actors from the TV show make cameo appearances.
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The final season of the streaming science fiction re-imagining Lost in Space has finally arrived on Netflix, nearly two years after the previous season.
If that seems like a long time ago, it’s because an entire COVID has occurred since then.
The final adventure of the series finds the Robinson family, including Smith (Parkey Posey), Don (Ignacio Serricchio), and Robot (Brian Steele), fighting their way through the galaxy and back to each other, demonstrating that the power of love is all you need to defeat menacing robot enemies.
Even though the final season only has eight episodes, there is still plenty of time for love triangles, family angst, and robot battles.
So, Collider Reader, if that finale sounded more like robot language than anything spoken on Earth, trust me.
Before I go any further, I should mention that the screenplay for the film was written by the same person who wrote the screenplay for Batman and Robin. With that said, I’ll get to the commentary. Lost in Space was a 1960s TV show.
This film is essentially a remake of the pilot episode. I’ve never seen the pilot episode, but I’m assuming it’s because they get lost in this episode. The costumes and sets in the film are a little too ornate and elaborate. My main beef is with Penny Robinson, played by Lacey Chabert.
To put it bluntly, she is extremely annoying. Her voice, appearance, attitude, and her stupid “Penny Vision” camera put a corny damper on the film. The performance of Gary Oldman as Dr. Smith, however, is the film’s undeniable highlight. In my opinion, he was fantastic! He provided a serious villainous side while still remaining “Dr. Smith.”
In terms of content, the language isn’t too bad for contemporary films. The only major issue I had with the film was how they scripted little Will Robinson to say the “s” word. When Dr. Smith notices what has surprised Will, he corrects him and follows up with his own “s” word. In terms of violence and gore, this is also not too bad.
When Dr. Smith is scratched by the alien spider-like creatures, the scratch is shown twice later on—both times it is discolored and bubbly, and it looks quite disgusting. There are some frightening elements in the film that you may not want your children to see. For one thing, the alien spiders are creepy.
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They scurry along the ground with mighty incisors, chasing the Robinson family and crew around. In my opinion, this would frighten and even give children nightmares. Another creepy, possibly terrifying thing would be the “futuristic” Dr. Smith portrayed as a mutant spider.
They obviously used computer effects for this, as he is depicted as a large, hunched-backed, insect-legged creature with a hooded “cape” covering him. He later removes the cape (reminiscent of “Edgar” from Men in Black) and stands tall as a computer-generated human-like grotesque insect (like all my adjectives?).
Young children will be terrified. Above all, this is a light-hearted science fiction film with some scary and humorous elements. However, I would advise you to exercise caution before allowing your children to watch this film.