Flight of the Navigator
I recently reviewed 80’s family Sci-Fi classic The Flight of the Navigator for Flick Feast:
Perhaps an overlooked 80’s family film in many ways, not quite as affecting and heart-warming as E.T., and not as endearingly campy as the likes of Labyrinth and Neverending Story, but Flight of the Navigator remains a solid piece of kid-friendly Sci-Fi.
For those who don’t remember, or perhaps have yet to see it, Navigator is the story of David Freeman, a regular twelve year old kid who goes missing one night after falling and bumping his head when out fetching his younger brother home. When he returns to his family, it’s eight years later and David has no knowledge of where he has been. The first half of the movie focuses on this mysterious disappearance and David struggling to adjust to the news that it is now 1986, his parents have moved to a new home and his younger brother is now much older than he is. The second half shifts the tone slightly as David is visited by NASA officials who believe he may have been abducted by aliens.
You can read the full review here:
Flick Feast : Flight of the Navigator