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.