Movie Review – Land of the Lost

Posted on July 13, 2009

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I watched the movie “Land of the Lost” last night and, well … it was ok. I must say that I was a big fan of the original series as a kid and was disappointed when I heard they were going to make it into a comedy with Will Ferrell. Fist I am not that big a fan of his comedy. He takes too long to make a joke and usually they are not that funny. Just kinda blahhh. But, I gave it a chance and I must say it was an ok movie. They did a lot of homage to the original series. Some things were really different, but some things kinda remained the same. Of course the characters have kinda the same names, but are totally different.

One of the best things about the movie was seeing “Pushing Daisies” star Anna Friel run around in shorts for part of the movie.

Most of the acting is good for this type of movie. The special effects are good. There is not a whole lot of hand held camera filming, so that is another plus. If you liked the original tv series, I think you will at least enjoy this movie a little bit as long as you realize most of the stuff has been changed for the movie.

Synopsis:

Heavily ridiculed for his unorthodox methods and outlandish theories, paleontologist Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) is practically expelled from the scientific community after a disastrously embarrassing interview with Matt Lauer. All but giving up on his ideas of time travel and dimensional warps, Marshall’s appetite for discovery is reinvigorated upon meeting enthusiastic colleague Holly Cantrell (Anna Friel), who has ardently followed his teachings. Completing the tachyon amplifying device that comprised the heart of his studies, Rick, Holly, and dimwitted tour guide Will Stanton (Danny McBride) are transported during a “routine expedition” to a prehistoric alternate dimension where dinosaurs, cavemen, and lizard people roam free.

Here is the trailer for the movie.

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