Lost in Space 2018
Posted: Posted April 17th by -Riku-
I watched all 10 episodes in one day and I really enjoyed it. Dr. Smith wasn't all that great a villain, though not for lack of trying on her actress's part, as she never really seemed threatening or sympathetic to me or she didn't make me hate her enough. The design of the robot was very different to any previous incarnation. It doesn't have the elongated head or wheels like a treadmill. It's more humanoid than anything, though not always. It's face is a bunch of glowing lights that make it hard to read.
When it's in its battle mode, it actually comes off as scary which is cool.
The standouts, for me, were the kids. The three Robinson kids all were fantastic and played their parts well. Judy is the oldest and often is the rule follower, but doesn't always obey. She sometimes follows her heart and it's part of her arc. Penny is the middle child and often butts heads with whoever is in charge, but it's clear she cares deeply for her family. Will's actor doesn't have a lot of big moments and he's a little rough around the edges, but I still think he played the boy well. Will goes from insecure, scared, and feeling out of place to being the one who saved the family, an action that COULD have led to his death if something went wrong. The way the kids play off the robot is well done and made me smile every time.
Even if you've only ever seen the late 90's movie version, like myself, I still suggest you give this a watch. The actors are all great, the characters are all believable, the CGI is really good, and the story is, for the most part, paced out really well. There are a few times where things slow down a bit too much or someone does something stupid, but they're easily forgiven. If you haven't already, give this show a watch
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