|Reviewed on 2009-06-05|
|Received|| out of 4 stars|
|Genre||Action / Adventure / Comedy / Sci-Fi|
Defying space and time we will see one of the worse films of this year. In “Land of the Lost” Will Ferrell stars as scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, whose ideas of time travel and alternate worlds makes him the nutcase on the Today show. After his horrible interview with Matt Lauer he finds himself teaching. That is until he is approached by Holly (Anna Friel). Holly is an admirer of Dr. Marshall and wants to prove his theory. Overnight Dr. Marshall completes his time machine and they put it to the test. That is when they are sucked into another world, back through time. Dr. Marshall finds himself helpless and naive in this new universe full of dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world.
Sucked alongside Holly and Dr. Marshall is a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride) named Will. Chased by T. rex and stalked by scaly reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally, a primate called Chaka (Jorma Taccone) to navigate out of the dimension. If they can manage to escape from this expedition they will be heroes. Get stuck, and they’ll be permanent prisoners in the Land of the Lost.
Based on the classic television series created by Sid & Marty Krofft, Land of the Lost is directed by Brad Silberling and produced by Jimmy Miller and Sid & Marty Krofft. Sadly this script should have been tossed. This is a horrible remake. Will Ferrell was not very amusing and was upstaged by his co-star Danny McBride, without him it would have been a total bust. The scenarios seemed to drag on and made the film seem several hours long. “Land of the Lost” seems to have deceived viewers of who the targeted audience is. I know it was not for me, and I know that there were way too many sexual innuendos for this to be appropriate for the younger crowd. So who exactly is this film for? A true disappointment…don’t waste your time or money.