Lost in Space (1998)

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  1. DorkyFresh

    DorkyFresh Sum Dum Goy

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    Just got done watching the Lost in Space flick released back in 1998 and I gotta ask, why the heck didn't this get a sequel? I was young when it came out, but considering the year it was released it's a pretty damn good movie. It had a stellar cast (William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Heather Graham, Lacey Chabert, and Gary Oldman), awesome effects for it's time (many shots still hold up to today and one of them is the first to use the rotating bullet time effect), and a decent plot. Of course, it's not a perfect movie. There are lots of impossibilities, but that's what suspension of disbelief is for. I still think it's a great movie that deserved a sequel, but alas it never happened. Here are a few pix...

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    ...anyway, just wanted to put this out there and see what everyone else thought about the flick.
     
  2. scifiwolf

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    I was turning 13 the summer it came out, so it was good for that age. I still watch it once in a blue moon if it's the only thing on.
     
  3. DOG LIPS

    DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

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    Lacey Chabert grew up to be 100% Grade-A meat. :up:
     
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    Its one of the earliest movies I can remember seeing.
    To bad there wasn't another movie, but thats what happens when your movie bombs.

    On another thing that robot was sweet.
     
  5. Lord Blackbolt

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    I liked that movie when I was young too. It's a lot better than other TV show turned into movies genre....
     
  6. DorkyFresh

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    yes she did!!!
     
  7. Warhammer

    Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    Yep, it's one of the best TV show-to-film films. I really like this film.
    I watch it everytime it comes on tv (which is like twice a year, tops).

    F*** yeah. :up:

    *drops pants*
     
  8. Rez

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    I was always like "OMG WHO KNEW JOEY COULD KICK SO MUCH ASS?!"

    Seriously, him fighting off those monster spiders in the armor was so badass.
     
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    gotta agree, there was worse things to put money into than a lost in space sequel, and who says she grew up into one, shes looking nice right there. especially when i was a younger lad....
     
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    I saw it in theaters when it came out, I remember not liking it; but this thread makes me want to see it again.
     
  11. Warhammer

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    It was great.
    My favorite part was when the Jupiter 7 goes to the abandoned space station. Like Rez said, seeing Matt LeBlanc armor up and fight off those spiders was cool. The SFX still holds up today, too. Heather Graham's fine ass is also in it.
     
  12. OobeDoobBenubi

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    I liked it back then & I still like it. They should do a sequel that takes place 20 years later or so & Earth has evacuated to that new planet & the Robinsons are asked to go out in to space again for some reason.
     
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    It was alright. pretty solid.
     
  14. Warhammer

    Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    Well...

    We don't really know if they made it back to Earth. The ending suggests that they really are lost in space. Didn't they end up in some other galaxy?
     
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    Awesome movie. Spider Smith was cool! Loved that confrontation sequence between spider smith and smith.
     
  16. KnightBat

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    I also like this movie. i saw it in the theaters when it was out. I generally always watch it when its on TBS. Shame they didn't make a sequel.
     
  17. chamber-music

    chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    They where aiming to make a trilogy apparently but as it didn't do well it didn't get sequal which is a shame because it wasn't that bad a movie.

    I loved when Gary Oldman delivered the classic line "Never Fear Smith Is Here"

    Matt LeBlanc was actully pretty good as the meat head pilot as well.
     
  18. DorkyFresh

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    they were my favorite characters of the movie because of them.
     
  19. AVEITWITHJAMON

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    LIS was and still is a cool movie IMO, and i'll never know why they didnt make a sequel, the cast were signed for 3 pics, and movie was good enough to warrant one.

    I still watch from time to time as well, still a cool movie with some cool effects.
     
  20. Dave McFly

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    i too liked the movie as well. what i thought was really cool was the HUGE updated version of ROBOT. he was designed and built by Jim Hensons Creature Shop and was voiced by the Dick Tufeld who did the voice of ROBOT in the tv show.

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    I picked up this kit on ebay a few years ago, i haven't had the time to build it but it is very big!

    and yes i never would guess that Lacey would grow up into the hottie she is now (she was like 15-16 when she filmed it).
     
  21. MaskedManJRK

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    I loved it as a kid, still enjoy it now. The only thing I can say bad about it is that Matt LeBlanc wasn't that good--he was sorta like Katie Holmes in Batman Begins, she did her job performance-wise, but it'll always pale in comparison to guys like Bale, Nesson, and Oldman. I do admit he looked cool in that armor thing, though.

    And I loved that Robot design too--had the toy of it, too. :up:
     
  22. Moviefan2k4

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    In my opinion, this film bombed at the box office for a number of reasons:

    • "Lost in Space" was known by many in 1998 as a piece of cheesy sci-fi nostalgia, and nothing more. This was right at the dawn of the DVD format, but still a few years before the now-common trend of TV shows being released on disc. As a result, the brand had likely worn out in the 40 years since the original series, so a lot of folks simply didn't have enough reason to show interest in it.

    • The film was released on April 3rd, which for many countries is the later part of spring. Science fiction films are traditionally released in mid-to-late summer (one noted exception being the "Star Wars" films, which were all May releases). This effected the film's performance, because most audiences were probably opting for dramas or romantic comedies...and while this film has both elements, it's still predominantly an effects-driven sci-fi picture. Timing is one of the biggest things when it comes to releasing a film, and I suspect it probably hit the screens too early.

    • Finally, let us remember the overwhelming success of the previous winter's #1 film..."Titanic". The Dicaprio/Winslet/Cameron giant shattered many concievable records, and won 11 Oscars, Best Picture among them. "Lost in Space" was the first film of 1998 to knock the ship off its Hollywood pedestal. To that end, many folks jokingly dubbed it "The Iceberg". People in general hadn't fully recovered from the oversized steamer's success, and so "Lost in Space" hit everyone by surprise...and sadly, not in the good way. It debuted at #1, but by the end of its release, brought in $69,102,910 in 4 months, on a budget of $80,000,000. It didn't even earn its cost back.
    All this being said, I personally loved the film, and I still watch it, about once every 6 months or so. Matt LeBlanc and Lacey Chabert were especially good in their roles. On the whole, I give this film a rating of 8/10.
     

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