The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
In the year 2058, the Earth will soon be uninhabitable after the irreversible effects of pollution and global warming! Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter 2 Mission, will lead his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prep it for colonization. The Jupiter 2 is equipped with a hyperdrive that allows faster-than-light travel, which will eventually be employed to evacuate the citizens of Earth. However hypergates must be constructed on Earth and Alpha Prime to provide stable points of departure and arrival. Dr. Zachary Smith is bribed by a terrorist organization to sabotage the mission, and ends up an unwilling stowaway as the ship blasts off.Written by
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Lacey Chabert worked on the film between seasons of Party of Five (1994) which she stars as Claudia Salinger. See more »
When Dr Smith is talking to the Global Sedition Man in the Holo-Desert. He screams "Where is my money". The next shot is a close-up of his face and he has his mouth wide open, yet he still manages to say nearly a whole sentence without moving his mouth. See more »
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.
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