Flight of the Navigator
Reviewed by David Savage
Starring: Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker
Directed by: Randal Kleiser
Running Time: 86/90 minutes (DVD/Blu-ray)
Format: DVD and Blu-ray
Release Date: 19 November 2012
Flight of the Navigator, the 1980’s sci-fi classic, is re-released on DVD and for the first time ever on Blu-ray on 19 November 2012.
12 year old David Freeman (Joey Cramer) is sent to collect his 8 year old brother. While walking through the woods he trips and falls knocking himself out. When he awakes he runs home to find that his family no longer live there and it is now 1986 not 1978.
8 years have now passed and David has remained a 12 year old. Meanwhile a spaceship crashes into some power lines and in taken to NASA.
After being reunited with his family and taken to hospital NASA offer free medical care to find out what has happened as they now believe he was abducted by aliens and is communicating with the crashed spaceship.
While told he will be on the NASA base for a day or 2, a young intern there who delivers his food, Caroline McAdams (Sarah Jessica Parker) informs him that he is there at least a week so he escapes. He is called by a strange voice that leads him onto the spaceship where he is told he is the navigator.
This is the start of his adventure to get back home with the help of MAX, the spaceship computer.
Overall, a great fun and entertaining classic sci-fi film that will keep the whole family entertained. A great storyline with some good special effects and great looking aliens. A classic film that is still as good today as it was 26 years ago. While writing this I only realised how old the film is as it does not feel dated.
Highly recommended. Great family entertainment.
Available to buy from Amazon from 19 November 2012 here.