Monday, November 23, 2009

Movie Monday - Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost (2009)

[Will Ferrell; Anna Friel; Danny McBride; Jorma Taccone; John Boylan; Matt Lauer]

Plot: On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

My take: Ugh. This movie was just bad. There are a few funny parts and I am sure you saw them in the trailer. Everything else is just blah and boring.

I am a fan of the original show (my review of it is here). And I would have been a fan of a remake that was done well. This changed things that didn't need to be changed and tried to force humor in where it just did not work. Will Ferrel was great as Buddy the Elf, but since then, I have just not found the dude funny.

The sad thing is that the higher budget and the modern effects could have made a Land of the Lost flick that was both true to the original and awesome for today. Sadly, they went and blew the whole thing.

Don't rent it, don't buy it, just avoid it.


  1. I'm with you on Ferrell.

    Will, enough already!

  2. I have mixed feelings about Will Ferrell. Loved Anchorman and Elf but lately he leaves me cold and that little furry creaturey thing as charismatic as Jaja Binks

  3. pretty much makes me sick...i love the original...used to get up on Saturday mornings to watch it...have the first two seasons on dvd and share it with my boys often...some great writers on the show. sad.

  4. You kno, my boys loved it but no amount of conjoling persuaded me to also see it. I didn;t even like the previews and I find Will Ferrell somehow off putting in his out there humour.

    Well, Wings, jsut saw 2012--brill. Maybe you'd enjoy that?

  5. Elf is the only Will Ferrell movie I liked. Otherwise, he's just this generations' Chevy Chase.

  6. I knew that it was a LOST cause without even seeing it!

  7. I'll be avoiding this one like the plague. Thanks.

  8. Brave man watching this one. Looked like utter garbage to me. Will Ferrell has to stop saying yes to movies. I loved Anchorman but he's had a lot of bombs in recent years.