Well, that's sort of the E.T. formula being sneakily applied here (J.J.!), as cryogenically frozen pilot from 1939 is accidentally brought back by a couple of kids. Cue some light duck-out-of-water shennanigans, light romance between Gibson and single mom Curtis, cute bonding between Wood and Gibson, and the military's science wing closing in on their missing experiment leading to a climax that hits the same beats as those in Spielberg's opus. That said, the cast is likeable enough to make up for any familiar formulas and the laidback pacing, while Jerry Godlsmith let's his music soar whenever things get airborne - Forever Young is a pleasant enough bit of fluff.