So here’s a remake I’m happy about for a couple of reasons. First, I was never obsessed with Flight of the Navigator like I was other movies in the 80’s. I didn’t dislike it and I would surely watch it whenever it was on cable, but it wasn’t something I was particularly drawn to. In fact, Derek Connolly, one of the guys tapped to work on the remake agrees, telling Variety:
"'Flight of the Navigator' wasn't a seminal movie of my childhood but I remember liking it…”
Second, the concept is actually sound and holds up. The movie may not have lit my imagination on fire, but the idea behind it (kid gets "kidnapped" by an alien ship then gets to captain in? Yes, please) did.