Land of the Lost (2009)

Land of the Lost (2009)

Land of the Lost (2009)

A big screen reworking of the camp, kitschy but classic '70s TV comedy/adventure show, starring Will Ferrell.

After publicly humiliating himself, prominent scientist Dr Rick Marshall (Ferrell) is ousted from mainstream science. But after an admirer (Anna Friel) encourages him to complete his invention they, along with a redneck survivalist who happens to be there (Danny McBride from Pineapple Express), inadvertently stumble into a bizarre time and space warp.  In this alternate universe the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka - an ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other creatures including the slow-moving Sleestak race. The latter are a cunning bunch, the most likely to keep them stuck in the strange land forever.

2009Rating: PG, contains coarse language102 minsUSA
AdventureComedyScience Fiction
Director:
Brad Silberling (‘Lemony Snickett’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’)
Writer:
Chris HenchyDennis McNicholas
Cast:
Will FerrellDanny McBrideAnna FrielJorma Taccone

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Land of the Lost (2009) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The result is a movie with an exceedingly narrow target audience that should test Will Ferrell's appeal among boys maybe ages 12-14 -- about the only demo likely able to endure this laborious mess.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The only marginally interesting, if unsurprising, thing about the pricey movie spinoff of the junky children's television show Land of the Lost is that a lot of money has been spent on yet another cultural throwaway.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

I guess you have to be in the mood for a goofball picture like this. I guess I was.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Like its characters, the film keeps getting lost too, stumbling as it struggles to keep kids and adults from squirming in their seats.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Lame sketch comedy, an uninspired performance from Will Ferrell and an overall failure of the imagination turn Brad Silberling's Land of the Lost into a lethargic meander through a wilderness of misfiring gags.

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