Land of the Lost(2009)
A big screen reworking of the camp, kitschy but classic '70s TV comedy/adventure show, starring Will Ferrell.... More
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.Hide
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Will Ferrell is in his element as a sad-sack scientist who transports himself and two others (Danny McBride and Anna Friel) to a land of weird stuff. Here they traverse sun-baked deserts littered with such paraphernalia as Hummer limousines, UFOs, motel swimming pools and giant crabs. One could draw a parallel with the plotline; also a hazy vortex filled with random gags and silliness.... More
But this strange film is confident enough to rest on the shoulders of its talented performers alone. Ferrell and McBride have fun with the material, pushing it much further into adult territory than you might expect. Weirdly pitching itself to the space between age groups, the movie comes across as sort of a stoner comedy for kids.
At the same time, the movie charms with a deliberately fake design aesthetic. The caves look like a sound stage, the reptilian Sleestaks look like men in rubber suits and the magic crystals look like remnants of Planet Krypton. Listen carefully and you might hear another throwback to an earlier era – the voice of Leonard Nimoy.
Land of the Lost feels like a novelty that director Brad Siberling quickly tossed off as an inside joke but something about his irreverent approach sticks. During blockbuster season, when films are often weighed down by self-importance, it’s quite refreshing to get something like this – a fun, frivolous oddity with nothing more on its agenda than a mandate to entertain.Hide
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Land of the Lost
I am 11 years old and wanted to see this movie with my mates on are own but we can't because it's a 12a we are going into year 7 and do not want to see with my mum sitting next to us it's imbarasing and i thinck were old enough to see a movie what do they thinck we'll do make a time traveling kit are self's and blow are self up
I got dragged along to see this movie thinking it was going to be a dull kids movie and not being a big Will Ferrell fan either I was doubly expecting the worst! Anyway, I was totally wrong as the movie is a classic non stop laugh out loud ride and had me rolling in my seat the whole time. Really really funny and recommended to all, though it's a bit rude for kids to be honest (but just cover there eyes and go see it anyway!). It's a real blast!
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