Flight of the Navigator (1986)


flight of the navigator“This is totally rad, dude! You’re my big little brother!” – Jeff Freeman

Number of Times Seen – at least 5-10 times (Theater in 86, cable, 26 Mar 2007 and 15 Mar 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A young boy gets lost in the wood and upon his return home, 8 years passed, but he has no memory of the intervening years and must try and figure out where he was all that time

My Take on it – I have always had fond memories of this movie because of the age proximity between the main character and myself, but having rewatched it now, it just isn’t as good as I recall.

The special effects were really good at the time, but now they seem extremely archaic and prehistoric which makes things very laughable.

The story itself is very simplistic and doesn’t work as well today as it did during the 80’s.

I think that had the story been expanded a bit, it would work much better. Here it feels too rushed.

Bottom Line – Not a movie that stands the test of time so well. Was much better when it came out nearly 30 years ago. Interesting idea but done in a way that feels too rushed.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When MAX, the ship’s computer describes the animals on board, he says “That is a Feenastarus from the Pixar Elliptic”. Five years later, Disney teamed up with Pixar, a fledgling special-effects computer company. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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