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.
this dvd was very amazing
i could not stop watch this dvd
that part i like the must is when the t.rex comes friends with a human
but hang on a t.rex was to hunt and kill its pray not let a human ride on it :O
i just wish i had my own t.rex pet if i did i would call it Rexe.
and i would ride on it as well ^^
but it will be hard to sit on one like because the way of the body is made.
but for that man he was very lucky to have a friendly t.rex with him to fight them aliens.
i hope people will buy this funny dvd that's if you are a dinosaur fan like me :)
i am rating this film a 5/5
sound and effects 5/5
story line and plot 5/5
One of the movie recommendation I could give on this summer 2009. Land of the Lost brings a hilarious plot loaded with great effects and lots of funny scenes. On this movie, Will Ferrell brings to life Dr. Rick Marshall, a frustrated scientist who three years after being kicked out of the science department for his theory of Time warps and blowing up his interview with Matt Lauer from Today's show is reduced to working as a teacher at the George C. Page Museum until he meets Holly Cantrell whose finding urges him to create a tachyon amplifier to enable time warp travel. They go to the Devils Cave attraction where the finding was found, hiring its tour guide Will Stanton. From this moment on, the whole crazy experience starts, bringing all the fun and laughs through dozens of crazy experiences, like being chased by dinosaurs, a giant crab, dealing with Cha-Ka (an ape-caveman creature) and sleestaks, until they finally get their tachyon amplifier back, find the back door that will bring them back to the present time again.
Will Ferrell could be considered one of the weirdest and funniest actors so far. I've been following him since he was part of Saturday Night Live and later movies, and I've got the best laughs from every single of his movies, due to his extremely weird humor and boldness, for example, the time when he literally peed his pants in front of national television during the MTV Movie Awards 2001, when he presented one of the awards with Ben Stiller.
Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a time warp with his scientist friend named Holly and a wealthless redneck named Will. The three meet many different creatures in the alternate world including a crazy monkey named Chaka, a group of Sleestak (otherwise known as lizard people), and a T-Rex that the trio decides to name Grumpy. As the main characters are amazed at what happens, they run into a conflict which involves them trying to find a way back home
This is one of the weirdest movies I've seen this year so far. The target audience is adults but it was advertised as if it was a kids film. The special-effects are very good as goes for the sets. The landscapes have a goofy and colorful look to them and the dinosaurs are nicely incorperated as well. The comedy here is not strong but there is one hilarious scene that had me laughing out loud for all to hear. I won't spoil it but the scene involves the main characters making fun of the singer, Cher.
There are another few bits in the film that got a few belly laughs out of me but most of the humor is typical slapstick and the movie is not as much a remake of the 70s T.V. series as it is making fun of the show. I've watched the original show before and the film turned a kids series into an adult oriented comedy. Will Ferrell does nothing special, he's just being Will Ferrell with the same humor he has done in the past with "Semi-Pro." Also, the film tries to make itself look smart with a subplot thats just complicated and does not redirect the wrong turn that the film takes when it decides to rely on poor humor.
This is not a film for 5 year olds. Its truly meant for adults because they would be the the only ones that would understand what its making fun of unless you've seen the show before. "Land of the Lost" is lost on what type of movie it is so unless you're a die hard fan of the original series you can save your money by not going to see this film.
I found this movie amusing and I was more entertained by it than I expected. I'm not sure why it's the only summer movie next to Up that Roger Ebert actually liked though. It was funny but I don't think it was the only live action summer movie that was good. While Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) can do better. I think she has a real future. Ferrell and McBribe were funny but I think she was the only one actually acting. Ferrell and McBribe basically gave one note performances while just throwing out funny lines. Friel is beautiful, has charm and she can act.
I don't think a more serious version based on the show could have made a good movie. But Ferrell needs to stop making movies based on old shows. I mean, his Bewitched, already hacked the hell out of a pretty good show. While his version of Land of Lost was some fun, it was hardly the show. But I suppose it didn't need a young girl in pigtails lost in a mysterious world with her father and her brother like in the series. I suppose the plot could be about anyone getting lost there.
It has dinosaurs, the ugly lizard creatures and their hairy almost human looking monkey friend. With Will Ferrell, of course all that is poked fun at. He doesn't even take being chased by a T-Rex seriously. So it was basically just made to make money, while making fun of the show. If you were a fan of the series, I doubt you will be satisfied by this movie. Will Ferrell's antics with the T-Rex in the end did make me laugh my ass off though.
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Land of the Lost (PG) * *
By ROBERT WALDMAN
Executives at Universal Studios need to give their heads a collective shake. After the smart move to make Drag Me To Hell comes a considerable misfire with Land of The Lost. Bad writing sinks this flick despite the actors giving their best efforts. Rumours are surfacing that the producers are trying to resurrect their other old television work from the 70s or whenever. LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hope not.
Comedian Will Ferrell (Elf) returns to the big screen as Dr. Rick Marshall, a scientist with a host of off the wall theories. Time travel is in this manÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blood but letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just say heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no Marty McFly. Unlike the smart Back to the Future films created by Steven Spielberg and again ushered in by Universal Studios here director Brad Silberling (Casper) takes us back to prehistoric times. This unfortunately is where the film bogs down despite a rather promising and funny start.
Marshall is joined by two other earthlings, a woman and man, on route to learning about the past. What they find in this ancient territory are the usual dinosaurs, some flying birds, creatures resembling lost lagoon outcasts and the odd evil alien. Oh, and thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a hairy monkey who makes a rather pale rendition of Star WarsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Chewbacca thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s totally unfunny.
Along with Ferrell on this forgetful trip are Anna Friel (Goal) as a groupie student and Danny McBride (Pineapple Express). Just who this film is aimed at is also confusing as some of the jokes are really painful and the dialogue questionable in the very least.
Children may enjoy some of this fare and the jokes that work are fine but not too memorable. Cheesy special effects and some cute references to pop culture get buried by the lackluster script that should have been left for the boob tube. Reliable Ferrell does what he can here but his character comes across as being obnoxious and boorish. Too many contrived escapes also take away from any sense of wonderment in this flick that would have benefitted immensely from better studio oversight to save audiences the pain.
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