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Land of the Lost (2009)

  • Rate: 5.2/10 total 27,211 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 5 June 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 102 min
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Land of the Lost (2009)

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  • IMDb page: Land of the Lost (2009)
  • Rate: 5.2/10 total 27,211 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 5 June 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 102 min
  • Filming Location: Dumont Dunes, California, USA
  • Budget: $100,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $49,392,095(USA)(9 August 2009)
  • Director: Brad Silberling
  • Stars: Will Ferrell, Danny McBride and Anna Friel
  • Original Music By: Michael Giacchino   
  • Soundtrack: All Along the Watchtower
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: Dinosaur | Primate | Lizard | Catapult | Freezing To Death

Writing Credits By:

  • Chris Henchy (written by) &
  • Dennis McNicholas (written by)
  • Sid Krofft (television series) &
  • Marty Krofft (television series)

Known Trivia

  • The original Land of the Lost series was remade in the 1990s, with Timothy Bottoms as the father, although in this version his name was Tom Porter, not Will Marshall. Bottoms and Will Ferrell are both well known for their impersonations of George W. Bush.
  • Kathy Coleman and Wesley Eure (who played the original show Land of the Lost’s Holly and Will) shot a cameo, but it was cut when the ending was changed.
  • The film was originally given an R rating, but was re-rated to PG-13 after cuts were made.
  • In Land of the Lost Holly Marshall calls the T-Rex “Grumpy”. In the 2009 version Holly Cantrell says that they should call the T-Rex “Grumpy”.
  • Before Holly Cantrell takes her shirt off and rips her pants into short, her outfit is almost an exact match to Holly Marshall’s outfit in Land of the Lost.
  • A box-office flop, making just over half its production cost worldwide.
  • At one point, Jack Black and Kirsten Dunst were in talks to play Will and Holly, but plans fell through.

Goofs: Continuity: When Dr. Marshall first sees the imprint that his lighter made in a rock, the lettering from the lighter can be seen imprinted on it in stone. Later when the T-rex actually steps on the lighter, the lettering is facing upward making it impossible to make an imprint on the rock.

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. Full summary »  »

Story: Palaeontologist Rick Marshall takes Will and Holly into a new world of danger, dinosaurs and big bug-eyed lizard people while trying to find their way back home and, too, save the universe and in doing so saving his reputation. With the dinosaur with brains, brawn and personality and the adventure of scientific advancement and exotic beasts in a far away land, it all adds up to time traveling fun and frolics.Written by Cinema_Fan  

Synopsis

Synopsis: Three years after being kicked out of the science department for his theory of Time warps, and his attempt on Matt Lauer’s life, Rick Marshall 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. But once they’ve activated the tachyon amplifier, losing it in the process, the three end up in a parallel universe where all timelines converge. They soon meet some ape men, Pakuni, two of whom were going to kill the younger one, when Stanton unintentionally gives the other two the secret of fire as they run off. The gang then proceed to help the other one, named Cha-Ka, until he runs off with them in pursuit.

Once catching up to Cha-Ka, they are trapped by a tree which turns out to be a dinosaur feeding site, being attacked by a Tyrannosaurus. The T. rex chases them until they come to a small land bridge. Marshall is convinced they are safe as he explains how a T. rex has a walnut-sized brain, and is incapable of judging depth and distance. Hearing this as he stalks away, the T. rex stops in his tracks, turns, and runs full speed to jump across the chasm. Chasing them until they reach a crevice in a cave, it gives up, though still wanting to eat Marshall. Holly, knowing the dinosaur’s attitude, gives him the name "Grumpy". Though Marshall didn’t believe it to be possible, Grumpy’s vendetta becomes more apparent when he leaves a gify, beach-ball sized walnut, gift-wrapped.

The next day, Cha-Ka brings fruit full of spiders. Rick pours dinosaur urine all over himself as a way to masks his scent from "Grumpy" he then has visions about a strange creature begging for his help, running out into the Lost City. The others follow as Cha-Ka gets agitated and attempts to tell them they should leave as they are attacked by the slow yet deadly Sleestaks. But when the Pylon opens, Marshall and company enter, meeting the creature who contacted them, Enik. Enik tells them that the evil Zarn is out to control the universe and needs the tachyon amplifier.

In spite of Will’s feelings, Marshall offers his aid as Cha-Ka takes the group through the jungle and onto a salt flat landscape that is a feeding site for Compsognathus and Velociraptors, who proceed to tear an ice cream man to pieces until Grumpy comes and scares them off. However, a female Allosaurus arrives as well. The two territorial predators prepare to fight when the both of them catch Marshall’s urine-drenched scent and chase after him. Though managing to outsmart Grumpy, Marshall runs from "Big Alice", the Allosaurus, until he reaches Holly and Will, using the tank of liquid nitrogen to freeze the Allosaur before she explodes with the tachyon amplifier among her remains. After that, a Pteranodon steals their time machine.

Though down in the dumps, Marshall regains his confidence as he attempts to apologize to his friends in song (The theme song to the original TV series) while unknowingly attacked by a giant mosquito. After managing to get the tachyon amplifier back from a nest of pterosaurs, they return to a motel back in the salt flat. While Marshall, Will and Cha-Ka laze in the pool, Holly goes, finding a Pylon. Inside, she finds dinosaur eggs lodged in dinosaur feces, taking one out before she find a holographic message from the Zarn, learning that Enik is the real villain and being taken by a Sleestak to stand trial for aiding him.

Meanwhile, after eating a Giant Crab, which killed itself by stepping on a geyser while advancing on them, the three realize Holly’s missing and go find her. They meet two mating Sleestaks, that shed their skin, which Marshall and Will use to disguise themselves while Cha-Ka goes to get Enik. Arriving to Holly’s aid as she is condemned to death by the Library of Skulls, Marshall and Will learn that Enik was the one who wiped out the Altrusians while confirming Will’s feelings about the villain’s tunic. After saving Holly, the gang confront Enik and his Sleestak slaves, taking the tachyon amplifier while revealing his plans on using the Sleestaks to overpopulate the worlds. He then leaves Marshall and company to their fate as Grumpy arrives to get his revenge.

Seeing no other way, Marshall takes on Grumpy one-on-one, ending with Marshall vaulting into the dinosaur’s mouth. Though Holly chides him for it, Grumpy shrugs her off and leaves as she and Will attempt to fight off the numerous Sleestaks. However, after being excreted out while taking out some intestinal trouble, Marshall and a "less grumpy" Grumpy make their peace as they arrive to kill most of the Sleestaks. Entering the Pylon, Marshall and company manage to destroy the crystal shard that powers it, with Will choosing to stay with Cha-Ka in the Land of the Lost while holding Enik off so Marshall and Holly can return home. Will takes advantage of his new life by meeting Cha-Ka’s harem which he was told earlier by Cha-Ka that they were ugly only to find them to be very hot Caribbean tanned women wearing only a loincloth. He almost immediately get surrounded by half a dozen women who start rubbing him all over. He responds to this by saying " I made the right choice."

Back on Earth, Matt Lauer reluctantly gives a second interview with Marshall this time proven right and proceeds to rub it in Matt Lauer’s face by bringing a dinosaur egg back and giving him a signed copy of his new book. But after being forced to show off the title of Marshall’s new book, ”Matt Lauer Can Suck It”, history repeats itself with Matt trying to kill Marshall. Soon after the show ended, unaware of what Marshall and she left behind on the set, the dinosaur egg Holly found hatches into a baby Sleestak. [D-Man2010]

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Joshua Church known as co-producer (as Josh Church)
  • Jessica Elbaum known as associate producer
  • Ryan Kavanaugh known as executive producer
  • Marty Krofft known as producer
  • Sid Krofft known as producer
  • Daniel Lupi known as executive producer
  • Adam McKay known as executive producer
  • Jimmy Miller known as producer
  • Michele Panelli-Venetis known as associate producer
  • Brad Silberling known as executive producer
  • John Swallow known as co-producer
  • Will Weiske known as associate producer
  • Julie Wixson Darmody known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Will Ferrell known as Dr. Rick Marshall
  • Anna Friel known as Holly Cantrell
  • Danny McBride known as Will Stanton
  • Jorma Taccone known as Chaka
  • John Boylan known as Enik
  • Matt Lauer known as Himself
  • Bobb'e J. Thompson known as Tar Pits Kid
  • Sierra McCormick known as Tar Pits Kid
  • Shannon Lemke known as Tar Pits Kid
  • Stevie Wash Jr. known as Tar Pits Kid (as Steven Wash Jr.)
  • Brian Huskey known as Teacher
  • Kevin Buitrago known as Teenager
  • Noah Crawford known as Teenager
  • Jon Kent Ethridge known as Teenager (as Jon Kent Ethridge II)
  • Logan Manus known as Teenager
  • Ben Best known as Ernie
  • Scott Dorel known as Elder Pakuni
  • Sean Michael Guess known as Elder Pakuni
  • Dennis McNicholas known as Ice Cream Man
  • Chris Henchy known as Stage Manager
  • Kurt Carley known as Sleestak
  • Travis Samuel Clark known as Sleestak
  • Daniel George known as Sleestak
  • Todd Christian Hunter known as Sleestak
  • Marti Matulis known as Sleestak
  • Tim Soergel known as Sleestak
  • Douglas Tait known as Sleestak
  • Patrick Wedge known as Sleestak
  • Ana Alexander known as Pakuni Woman
  • Moran Atias known as Pakuni Woman
  • Jesse Golden known as Pakuni Woman
  • Eve Mauro known as Pakuni Woman
  • Pollyanna McIntosh known as Pakuni Woman
  • Ania Spiering known as Pakuni Woman
  • Paul Adelstein known as Astronaut (voice)
  • Adam Behr known as Library Skull (voice)
  • Daamen J. Krall known as Library Skull (voice)
  • Leonard Nimoy known as The Zarn (voice)
  • Andreas Anderson known as Background Sleestak
  • Landon Ashworth known as Sleestak
  • Seth Bauer known as Background Sleestak
  • Trevor Brunsink known as Background Sleestak
  • David Craig known as Background Sleestak
  • Ben Hansen known as Background Sleestak
  • Shane Huseman known as Background Sleestak
  • Danko Iordanov known as Background Sleestak (as Danko Iordanov)
  • Kenny Jackson known as Background Sleestak
  • Matt Kavanaugh known as Sleestak
  • Darren Kendrick known as Background Sleestak
  • Frederick Keeve known as Background Sleestak
  • Terence Leclere known as Background Sleestak
  • Nathan Luginbill known as Background Sleestak
  • Christian Pogorzelski known as Background Sleestak
  • Tommy Ruddell known as Sleestak
  • David Szabo known as Background Sleestak
  • Nathan Udall known as Background Sleestak
  • Kyle Weishaar known as Background Sleestak
  • Joey Zadwarny known as Background Sleestak
  • Zach Callison known as Tar Pits Kid
  • Kyle Derek known as Sleestak (uncredited)
  • Michael Gervasoni known as Background Sleestak (uncredited)
  • Mousa Kraish known as Barry (uncredited)
  • Raymond Ochoa known as Boy in Museum (uncredited)
  • Michael Papajohn known as Astronaut (uncredited)
  • Bethani Radaker known as Science Class Student (uncredited)
  • Kiernan Shipka known as Tar Pits Kid (uncredited)
  • Dylan Sprayberry known as Tar Pits Kid (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Simone Almekias-Siegl known as key makeup artist
  • Steve Artmont known as makeup department head
  • Roland Blancaflor known as prosthetic department supervisor/speciality costumes
  • Nanci Cascio known as key hair stylist
  • Bridget Cook known as hair department head (as Bridget M. Cook)
  • Mike Elizalde known as creature and makeup effects designer
  • Thomas Floutz known as key prosthetic makeup artist
  • Ashley Fox known as additional makeup artist
  • Clayton Martinez known as makeup effects artist
  • Cass McClure known as foam latex technician: Spectral Motion
  • Bart Mixon known as special makeup effects artist
  • Rhonda O'Neal known as key hair stylist: second unit
  • Greg Solomon known as creature effects technician
  • Mario Torres Jr. known as sculptor/painter
  • Elizabeth Villamarin known as creature effects makeup
  • Brian Walsh known as makeup production supervisor: Spectral Motion, Inc.
  • Jill Warner known as creature effects technician
  • Hiroshi Yada known as special makeup effects crew: Spectral Motion
  • Cass McClure known as suit technician (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Richard J. Bell known as greens foreman
  • Mark Bialuski known as gang boss propmaker
  • Robert A. Blackburn known as construction coordinator
  • Richard Bloom known as art department coordinator
  • Mauro Borrelli known as illustrator
  • James Branaman known as art department assistant
  • Anthony Carlino known as leadman
  • Sarah Contant known as set designer
  • Travis Craven known as sculptor gang boss
  • Vincent D'Aquino known as greens foreman
  • Val I. Deikov known as sculptor gang boss
  • Yann Denoual known as lead sculptor
  • Dan Engle known as model maker
  • Zachary Fannin known as graphic designer
  • Kasra Farahani known as assistant art director
  • Mariano Fernandez known as welder
  • Glenn Forbes known as assistant property master
  • Sara Ghaffar known as art department assistant
  • Tommy Gutman known as property assistant
  • Gabriel Hardman known as storyboard artist
  • David James known as sculptor
  • Tommy John known as painter
  • Barry Jones known as painter
  • Richard W. Jones known as greens foreman
  • Clark Kelly known as sculptor
  • Tim Larsen known as painting supervisor
  • Ed Lee known as concept artist
  • Scott Maginnis known as property master
  • Dan Ondrejko known as greens coordinator
  • Kathy Orlando known as set decorating buyer
  • Sam Page known as digital set designer
  • Lily Pahlow known as art department assistant
  • Ron D. Peake known as welder gangboss
  • William H. Phen Jr. known as construction general foreman
  • Danny Rowe known as on-set dresser
  • Steve Salazar known as welder
  • Nathan Schroeder known as illustrator
  • Randy Severino known as set dresser
  • Chad Stansbury known as sculptor
  • Jeffrey Thomas known as stand-by greens foreman
  • Robert Van Dyke known as propmaker gangboss
  • Mark Weber known as propmaker foreman
  • Frank White known as welder gangboss
  • Mark Woodworth II known as painter
  • Christopher Woodworth known as scenic supervisor
  • Shaun Young known as set decorating coordinator
  • Chris Zimmerman known as stand-by painter
  • Jonathan Burdeshaw known as sculptor (uncredited)
  • Michael Denering known as lead scenic artist (uncredited)
  • Kris Nagle known as welder/sculptor (uncredited)
  • Fred Seibly known as painter (uncredited)
  • Constantine Sekeris known as conceptual designer (uncredited)
  • Jack White known as food stylist (uncredited)

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Universal Pictures (presents)
  • Relativity Media (in association with)
  • Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures
  • Mosaic Media Group (as Mosaic)

Other Companies:

  • Axiom Design  main and end title design (as Axiom Design Systems)
  • Buena Vista Negative Cutting  negative cutting
  • Cablecam International  aerial camera system
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Filmtools  expendables
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • LCW Props  set equipment
  • Location Junkies  layout board (uncredited)
  • Movie Movers  cast trailers
  • Movie Movers  hair and make-up trailers
  • Movie Movers  production trailers
  • Movie Movers  star trailers
  • Perpetual Motion Pictures  visual effects
  • Predators in Action  exotic animals supplier
  • Reel Security  production security
  • Runway  post-production services
  • Scarlet Letters  end crawl
  • Technicolor  release printing
  • Varèse Sarabande  soundtrack

Distributors:

  • Universal Studios (2009) (worldwide) (all media)
  • Universal Pictures (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures Canada (2009) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Solar Entertainment (2009) (Philippines) (theatrical) (as Solar Entertainment)
  • Toho-Towa (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2009) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2009) (France) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Finnkino (2009) (Finland) (all media)
  • Home Box Office (HBO) (2010) (USA) (TV)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Greece) (DVD)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2009) (Argentina) (all media)
  • Universal Pictures Benelux (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Universal Pictures Benelux (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Universal Pictures Nordic (2010) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Universal Pictures Nordic (2010) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Rhythm and Hues (visual effects) (as Rhythm & Hues Studios)
  • Hammerhead Productions (visual effects)
  • CafeFX (visual effects)
  • Perpetual Motion Pictures (additional visual effects)
  • VFX Collective (additional visual effects)
  • Spectral Motion (creature effects and prosthetic makeup effects)
  • inMotion Studios (playback animation)

Visual Effects by:

  • Beverly Abbott known as visual effects coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Heather Abels known as matte painter: Rhythm & Hues
  • Ashwin Agrawal known as visual effects coordinator
  • Laide Agunbiade known as lighting technical director
  • Tanseer Ahmed known as animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Amit Aidasani known as educator
  • Shish Aikat known as education manager, Rhythm & Hues
  • Erik Akutagawa known as digital image resources supervisor
  • Mithun Jacob Alex known as roto/prep artist
  • Mir Z. Ali known as effects technical director: R&H
  • Sean Amlaner known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Ashleigh Anderson known as digital compositor
  • Chih-Jen Chang Andy known as compositing technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Alina Anon known as matte painter: Rhythm and Hues
  • Mohammed Anuz known as modeling technical director
  • Charles Arulraj known as background prep artist: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Rob Au known as lighting technical director
  • Nicholas Augello known as massive technical director
  • Michael Backauskas known as visual effects editor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Jen Bahan known as rigging supervisor
  • Anand Balasubramaniam known as lead matchmove technical director
  • Adam Balentine known as compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Sachin Bangera known as lead matchmove technical director
  • Allen Battino known as matte painter
  • Laurent Ben-Mimoun known as matte painter
  • Mannix Bennett known as digital matte painter: Rhythm & Hues
  • Jeetendra G. Bhagtani known as animator: Rhythm and Hues, India
  • Avinash Bhandary known as roto/prep artist
  • Nikhil Bhatnagar known as pipeline technical director
  • Aman Bhutani known as prep artist
  • Adam Blank known as lead matchmover: Rhythm & Hues
  • Swapnil Borawake known as match move technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Tiffany Borchardt known as lead lighting technical director
  • Sanchari Bose known as production coordinator
  • Jennifer Bourne known as visual effects artist
  • Tom Bradley known as look development artist
  • David M. Breaux Jr. known as animator
  • David Brickley known as previs artist: Rhythm and Hues
  • Scott Brisbane known as matte painter: Rhythm and Hues
  • John Britto known as prep artist
  • Harry Russell Brutsche known as lead lighter: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Marc Bryant known as lead effects technical director
  • Chad Buehler known as digital compositor
  • Ozzie Carmona known as digital compositor
  • Jeffrey Castel De Oro known as background prep artist
  • Sibi Chakaravarthi known as visual effects artist
  • Theju Chandran known as digital paint/rotoscope artist: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Balachandar Chandrasekaran known as roto/prep artist
  • Jessi Chang known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Pascal Chappuis known as sequence supervisor
  • Tamar Chatterjee known as effects technical director
  • Vinit Kumar Chaturvedani known as track/matchmove artist
  • Vanessa Cheung known as digital matte painter
  • Kunal Chindarkar known as compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Jeremy Chinn known as modeling lead: Rhythm & Hues
  • Vikas Chirate known as systems administrator
  • Jung-Yoon Choi known as modeler: Rhythm & Hues
  • Jung-Yoon Choi known as texture painter: Rhythm & Hues
  • Sandesh Chonkar known as modeler: Rhythm & Hues, India
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • Ronnie Cleland known as texture artist
  • Seth Cobb known as digital effects artist
  • Dylan Cole known as matte painter
  • Daniel Aristoteles Collins known as systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues
  • Krystal Cooper known as render I/O coordinator
  • Kevin Coutinho known as match move technical director
  • William Covington known as animation coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Daniel Craemer known as visual effects artist
  • Doug Cram known as digital compositor
  • Michael Crane known as lead digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Robert Cribbett known as digital compositor
  • Tim T. Cunningham known as digital producer: Rhythm & Hues
  • Thomas Dadras known as visual effects supervisor: Hammerhead Productions
  • Umesh Dalvi known as lead lighting/rendering technical director: Rhythm & Hues, India
  • Rajdeep Dandekar known as digital compositor (2009)
  • Brandon Davis known as effects animator
  • Erik De Boer known as animation director
  • Hector de la Torre known as texture painter: Rhythm & Hues
  • Yoshi DeHerrera known as visual effects artist: 3D scanning & modeling
  • Sandy DellaMarie known as cg production manager
  • Brian DeMetz known as visual effects technical director: Final Light VFX
  • Nikhil Deshmukh known as animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Chrysta Dieterly known as lighting technical director
  • Amol Dighe known as technical operations
  • Nicolas Donel known as matte painter
  • Jeff Dotson known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • John Dowell known as technical animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Jon Doyle known as digital compositor
  • Rachel Drews known as pipeline technical director
  • Frank Du known as effects technical director
  • Stefano Dubay known as modeler
  • Stefano Dubay known as texture painter
  • Nancy Duff known as digital coordinator: India
  • Philip Duncan known as technical animation lead: Rhythm & Hues
  • Mike Ek known as compositor
  • Chris Elmer known as look development / texture painter
  • Josh Elmore known as junior modeler: Gentle Giant
  • Thomas Esmeralda known as senior matte painter: Rhythm & Hues
  • Tony Etienne known as lighting supervisor: Rhythm and Hues
  • Robert Evans known as visual effects producer
  • Rich Fallat known as texture painter & lookdev: Rhythm & Hues
  • Saeed Faridzadeh known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Colbert Fennelly known as layout supervisor
  • Tyler Fox known as character rigger
  • Wes Franklin known as texture & lighting artist
  • John Fraser known as matte artist
  • Mike Frevert known as digital artist
  • Josh Fritchie known as digital coordinator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Scott Fritzshall known as background prep artist
  • Nicole Galaz known as render coordinator
  • Vivek Sankar Ganesh known as rotoscope artist
  • Matondkar Gauri known as digital roto/paint artist
  • Wendy Geary known as visual effects coordinator
  • Mikael Genachte-Lebail known as digital matte painter: Rhythm & Hues
  • Denil George known as matchmove artist: Rhythm & Hues
  • Bill Georgiou known as sequence supervisor
  • Divakar Ghodake known as digital artist (modeling technical director: Rhythm and Hues Studios)
  • Paul Gimm known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Logan Gloor known as environment technical director
  • Harrison Goldstein known as visual effects coordinator
  • Gilbert Gonzales known as digital compositor
  • John Goodman known as animator
  • Jimmy Gordon known as technical animation supervisor
  • Casey Gorton known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Stephanie Greenquist known as digital coordinator: India
  • Ben Grossmann known as visual effects supervisor: CafeFX
  • Chris Grun known as art director
  • Harry Gundersen known as lighting td
  • Christopher Gwynne known as rotoscope supervisor: CafeFX )
  • Betsy Asher Hall known as look development: Rhythm and Hues
  • Rose Hancock known as production coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Anthony Harris known as color timing supervisor
  • John Lake Harvey known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Shweta Hirani known as digital compositor
  • Austin Hiser known as digital compositor
  • Alan Hodges known as motion capture editor: Giant Studios
  • Phil Holland known as digital imaging specialist
  • Chris Hopkins known as 3d matchmover: Hammerhead Productions
  • Mark Hopper known as roto artist
  • David Horsley known as computer effects supervisor: effects animation
  • Heather Hoyland known as senior compositor
  • Gerry Hsu known as technical animator
  • Kenton Hulme known as assistant visual effects editor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Les Hunter known as visual effects producer: Hammerhead Productions
  • Lonnie Iannazzo known as visual effects coordinator
  • Neeraj Ingle known as digital compositor
  • Lakshmi Subramanian Iyer known as visual effects coordinator
  • Vinita Iyer known as lighting techical director: Rhythm & Hues Studio India
  • Kevin Jackson known as character animator
  • Virendra Jadhav known as match move technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Babul Jain known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm and hues india
  • Neh Jaiswal known as digital production coordinator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Jimmy Jewell known as sequence supervisor
  • Mabel John known as modeller: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Abhimanyu Joshi known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Mack Kablan known as animator
  • Brandon Kachel known as matte painter: Rhythm & Hues
  • Tex Kadonaga known as modeler: Rhythm & Hues
  • Snehal Kanchan known as production coordinator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Kelly Rae Kenan known as visual effects coordinator: Hammerhead Productions
  • Sean Kennedy known as compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Chris J. Kenny known as lead compositor
  • Michael Kessler known as pipeline technical director
  • Geetanjali Kharbe known as animation layout
  • Chansoo Kim known as animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Sam Kim known as digital compositor
  • Adam King known as lead lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Adam King known as look development: Rhythm & Hues
  • Marta Knudsen known as matte painter: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Robyn Marie Kralik known as digital compositor
  • Michel Kreisel Vaisberg known as digital compositor: Rhythm and Hues
  • Louis Kreusel known as render i/o coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Curtis Krick known as associate visual effects coordinator
  • Radha Kulkarni known as lighting artist: Rhythm & Hues: India
  • Prince Kurian known as compositor
  • Vikas Kurup known as matchmove technical director
  • Sarah Kym known as texture lead
  • Jay Lalime known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • David Lamps known as render i/o coordinator: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • David Lauer known as sequence supervisor
  • Sherwyn Lawrence known as visual effects artist
  • Tu Le known as lighting technical director: Rhythm and Hues
  • Mike Leben known as motion control operator
  • Hannah K. Lees known as animation layout: Rhythm and Hues
  • Hannah K. Lees known as technical animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Danny Lei known as modeler: Rhythm & Hues (as Chun Ta Lei)
  • Dan Levitan known as compositing supervisor
  • Didier Levy known as visual effects artist
  • Kip Lewis known as visual effects coordinator
  • Rahul Robert Lewis known as matchmove technical director
  • Bongkyu Lim known as compositor
  • Kevin Lin known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Matt Linder known as visual effects sequence supervisor
  • Isaac Lipstadt known as visual effects production assistant
  • Russell Lloyd II known as crowds artist
  • Reilly Lohr known as texture painter
  • Ryan Lorie known as match move artist
  • Valy Lungoccia known as compositor
  • Rahul Madan known as digital rotoscope/paint artist
  • Carol Madrigal known as motion capture editor: Giant Studios
  • Richard Mahon known as matte painter
  • Karey Maltzahn known as visual effects producer
  • Richard Malzahn known as visual effects supervisor
  • Mark Mancewicz known as technical animator
  • Zach Mandt known as matte painter
  • Darshana Mane known as matchmove technical director
  • Vangala Manoj known as modeling technical director
  • Paul Maples known as cablecam operator
  • Simon Marinof known as digital compositor
  • Brandon Martin known as lighting technical director
  • Sean Mattini known as digital colorist assist
  • Sean McComber known as animation supervisor
  • Daniel McCurley known as render coordinator
  • M. Gavin McMillan known as character rigging lead
  • Jay Mehta known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Daniel Mejia known as digital compositor: Rhythm and Hues
  • Daniel Mellitz known as compositor: Hammerhead Productions
  • Marko Milicevic known as digital compositor: Rhythm and Hues
  • Fatima Mojaddidy known as production support: Hammerhead Productions
  • Shawn Monaghan known as lead compositor
  • Mauricio Monroy known as digital compositor
  • Sung Oh Moon known as lead animator
  • Meg Morris known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Kyle Mulqueen known as digital artist: scan data cleanup
  • Ken Murano known as motion capture technical supervisor: Giant Studios
  • Karthick Muthukumar known as digital paint/roto artist: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Christopher Myerchin known as paint and roto
  • Bud Myrick known as pre-vis supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Ram Mohan Nadam Reddy known as roto/paint artist
  • Shakil Nadkarni known as match move technical director
  • Rishikesh Nandlaskar known as modeling technical director
  • Brandon Nelson known as digital compositor
  • Travis Nelson known as rotoscope/background prep artist: Rhythm & Hues
  • Christopher S. Nielsen known as render coordinator
  • Onesimus Nuernberger known as matte painter: Rhythm & Hues
  • Stephen Null known as lighting setup
  • Stephen Null known as lighting technical director
  • Michael Hugh O'Donnell known as animation / sequence coordinator: India
  • Siegfried Ostertag known as senior visual effects technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Sijo Pappachan known as pipeline technical director
  • Ken Paris known as technical animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Min Su Park known as visual effect supervisor: Wonderworld Korea
  • Tracy Park known as visual effects coordinator: Animation Picture Company
  • John Paszkiewicz known as vfx compositor
  • Sanjit Patel known as software engineer
  • Sagar Patil known as roto and paint artist
  • Mitch Paulson known as second digital colorist: EFILM
  • Harish Pawar known as animator
  • Vishal Pawar known as texture & shading artist: Rhythm & Hues, India
  • Linda Prescott known as roto/paint artist
  • Christian Quickle known as visual effects editor: Hammerhead
  • Jason Quintana known as crowd supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Daniel Keith Raffel known as backgound preparation technical director
  • Niral Rajani known as digital effects artist
  • Liz Ralston known as visual effects producer
  • Vivek Ram known as modeling technical director: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Siddharthan Raman known as roto/prep artist
  • Vamshi Ramasagaram known as roto/prep artist
  • Shrinidhi Rao known as render support
  • Andres Rascon known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Marina Ratina known as matchmove technical director
  • Vishal Ravishankar known as technical operations
  • Raj Mohan Singh Rawat known as roto/prep artist
  • Suryapal Rawat known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Brett Reyenger known as digital compositor
  • Kathleen Rodriguez known as visual effects coordinator
  • Lad Rohit known as lead lighting/rendering technical director
  • Allen Rose known as effects lead
  • Robert Rowles known as compositor
  • Marc Rubone known as digital compositor
  • Karl Rumpf known as visual effects production manager: rhythm & hues
  • Jayaraman Sabarisan known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm and Hues
  • Diksha Sagar known as match move technical director: Rhythm & Hues, India
  • Saswat Sahoo known as pipeline technical director: Rhythm and Hues
  • Mike Sandrik known as look development supervisor
  • Vikram Sanghai known as paint and rotoscope artist
  • Dan Santoni known as lighting technical director
  • Yuvaraj Saravanan known as roto/prep artist
  • Yogesh Sawant known as lighting techical director: Rhythm & Hues Studio India
  • Steven J. Scott known as supervising digital colorist: EFILM
  • Donna Segal known as digital compositor
  • Seshaprasad known as digital production manager: Rhythm & hues India
  • Divyesh Shah known as match move technical director: Rhythm & Hues, India
  • Jatin Shah known as roto/prep artist
  • Siddharth Shah known as digital compositor: Rhythm and Hues
  • Srikanth Shanmugam known as paint & roto artist
  • Amit Sharma known as digital compositor
  • Neha Sharma known as production coordinator
  • Shreya Shetty known as texture painter
  • Mayumi Shimokawa known as matte painter: Rhythm and Hues
  • Tomoko Shin known as digital compositor
  • Matt Shumway known as animation supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Shyamchand known as prep artist
  • Peter Sidoriak known as compositing lead: Rhythm & Hues
  • Nic Sievers known as modeler: Rhythm & Hues
  • Murugan Siju known as digital compositor
  • Christopher Silva known as technical animator
  • Anna Silvey known as texture painter
  • Arjun Singh known as rotoscope/background prep artist: Rhythm & Hues
  • Dhruv Singh known as prep artist
  • Dax Siplin known as paint/rotoscope artist
  • Brad Smith known as render I/O administrator
  • Jeff W. Smith known as matchmove artist
  • Marc Smith known as matchmove technical director: rhythm and hues
  • Jakris Smittant known as digital coordinator
  • Hitesh Solanki known as lighting techical director: Rhythm & Hues Studio
  • Nelson Sousa known as cg modeler: Rhythm & Hues
  • Nic Spier known as visual effects artist
  • Chris Starwalt known as motion capture editor: Giant Studios
  • Rob Stauffer known as effects lead
  • Greg Steele known as digital supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Frederick George Stuhrberg known as 3D scanning
  • Radhakrishnan Sundararaj known as paint & roto artist
  • Chris Sutherland known as visual effects artist
  • Aashima Taneja known as visual effects coordinator
  • Ben Taylor known as render i/o coordinator
  • Chikako Terashita known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Jateen Thakkar known as lead compositor
  • Marc Thyng known as technical animator
  • Josh Tomlinson known as environment technical director
  • Huan Tran known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Greg Tse known as matchmove artist: Rhythm & Hues
  • Shreya Uchil known as matchmove technical director
  • Priyanshu Uniyal known as lighting technical director: Rhythm and Hues
  • Devin Uzan known as digital compositor
  • Ajo Alex Varghese known as pipeline technical director
  • Sarah Vinson known as visual effects coordinator
  • Parikh Vishal known as look development artist
  • Dominika Waclawiak known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Christopher Walsh known as character animator
  • Brian Walters known as effects technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Darrin Wehser known as environment supervisor: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Bill Westenhofer known as visual effects supervisor
  • Wil Whaley known as pipeline supervisor
  • Neha Wickramasekaran known as technical animator
  • D'Lun Wong known as crowd simulation artist
  • Wey Wong known as texture painter: Rhythm and Hues
  • Christian Wood known as digital compositor
  • Michael Woodside known as technical animator
  • Chi-Min Yang known as senior technical director: lighting
  • Danny Young known as tech animator
  • Robert Young known as digital compositor: Rhythm and Hues
  • Junshik-Raul Yun known as visual effects producer: Wonderworld Korea
  • Sagar Zade known as modeling technical director: Rhythm And Hues Studio
  • Brandy Zumkley known as digital compositor
  • Praveen Allu known as digital roto/paint artist: Rhythm and Hues Studios (uncredited)
  • Jud Bumpas known as pipeline technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios (uncredited)
  • Tyler Cayce known as technical animator (uncredited)
  • Donna Dubuc-Curtis known as rotoscope and paint artist (uncredited)
  • Harrison Hays known as render I/O manager (uncredited)
  • L. Patrick McCormack known as manager of digital productions: India (uncredited)
  • Shyam Prasad Chowdhary Nunna known as rotoscope/background prep artist: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
  • Jaikumar Pillay known as effects technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios, India (uncredited)
  • Jason Scott known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios (uncredited)
  • Yuki Sugimoto known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Canada 5 June 2009
  • USA 5 June 2009
  • Australia 11 June 2009
  • Kazakhstan 11 June 2009
  • New Zealand 11 June 2009
  • Russia 11 June 2009
  • Singapore 11 June 2009
  • Ukraine 11 June 2009
  • Kuwait 9 July 2009
  • United Arab Emirates 9 July 2009
  • Ireland 31 July 2009
  • UK 31 July 2009
  • Hong Kong 13 August 2009
  • Mexico 14 August 2009
  • Poland 14 August 2009
  • Indonesia 21 August 2009
  • Spain 21 August 2009
  • France 26 August 2009
  • Philippines 2 September 2009
  • Czech Republic 3 September 2009
  • Bulgaria 11 September 2009
  • Romania 11 September 2009
  • Sweden 11 September 2009
  • Japan 18 September 2009
  • Panama 18 September 2009
  • Egypt 30 September 2009
  • Germany 1 October 2009
  • Peru 1 October 2009
  • Finland 2 October 2009
  • Venezuela 2 October 2009
  • Norway 6 November 2009
  • Argentina 11 November 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 24 November 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Italy 11 December 2009
  • Netherlands 15 December 2009 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. john-kim-howard from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 4:59 am

    I could tell from the trailers that if you were not a committed WillFerrell fan, or stoned out of your mind, that this movie would probablybe trashed by the experts. You either find his absurd comedy funny orfind it a senseless insult to your intelligence. For me, there were acouple times when I really laughed out loud (and I was sober as ajudge), most of the time I simply had a smile on my face as I watchedthe master make a complete fool of himself – which is what Will Ferrelldoes. I read some of these in-depth critiques in utter amazement. Imean, really, what were you expecting to see? It is a very lighthearted spoof of one of the most ridiculous TV series in history.Generally, I thought it was funny, we've been repeating some of thefunnier, albeit, totally ridiculous scenes all day. I do stronglycaution parents with children. When Will Ferrell says PG-13 he isn'tkidding. Sexual innuendo and drug references are going to be quiteuncomfortable for the prudish crowd.

  2. bvrhodes
    30 Mar 2012, 4:59 am

    This movie is definitely better then most of the reviews on this pagehave been saying. From reading the comments it seems like it is mostlydue to parents bringing their kids to see a movie including an actorfrom movies such as Old School and Anchorman and getting mad when theysee crude humor. If you like Will Ferrell you will like most jokes inthis movie, it is very funny and in my opinion close to The Hangover.This movie is not supposed to be taken seriously and as long as youdon't try to compare it to the original show and go along with it youwill laugh. Go in with an open mind and don't listen to the criticsthis movie is for sure worth checking out.

  3. tommy_68 from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 4:59 am

    I have just watched 'Land of the Lost' and i was curious to find outwhat everyone else thought about it. As i was expecting to see afamily, comedy film i was pleasantly surprised that it was not justyour ordinary clichéd family movie but something aimed for a slightlyolder audience. This maybe why it was so poorly received.

    Looking at trailers and TV spots, this movie did really look like justanother pointless summer blockbuster, which may have appealed to allyou people looking for something family friendly. But for me i was sothrilled to be watching something that is just plain FUN! That's all itis! just fun, fun, fun!

    You people that have posted nothing but negative comments about thistitle don't know a great movie if it slapped you in the face. so relaxa little, sit back again and realise that your watching anotherfantastic movie from will ferrell, and lets face it: when has willferrell released a movie for families? (excluding ELF)

    Just stop your complaining and enjoy a non-stop, exciting,unpredictable movie that has everything you could ask for. and evenmore—- what do you really expect from a movie based on a TV showcreated by someone who practically lived off acid? Three words to sumup this movie: trippy, adventurous and fun!

  4. Minou07 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 4:59 am

    First I must state that I am NO fan of Will Ferrell. Outside of his SNLdays of doing a dead-on spoof of Bush, Ferrell hasn't made a movie thatI wanted to see. After reading these reviews I was even more set onavoiding it. However, I decided to suffer thru it for my sis'sbirthday. To my surprise, we laughed quite a lot at the sweet goofinessof this movie. I agree that they could have cut out the useless maturesights and words that left the kids out because it would have appealedto them. We particularly loved the scenes between Farrell and theobviously more intelligent Dino. Danny McBride was sweetly silly too.The female actress was okay as eye candy for the guys. All thecriticism on this site is for people who place stock on what othershave to say. Happy to say, we avoided these critics. By the way, if youhated the movie so much, why spend so much of your time to write suchlong-winded diatribes??? Seems to me these are people who need to feela sense of importance that they don't have. Oh well, the movie goershould always make up their own minds. We did, and I'm happy to say itturned out well. We really laughed!! And my sister is not one to laugheasily. I just wish they wouldn't show so much of the sight gags in thecommercials for the movie. But don't let that keep you away. There'smore context for the funny parts in the movie.

  5. filmworldfan from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 4:59 am

    This was a great movie.The visuals were superb! My girlfriend and I areboth big fans of the original 1974 series and we had a fun time. Wewent into the theater having heard all the negative reviews, expectinga horrible film. Glad we ignored the critics. It doesn't deserve therap it's getting and if this is the movie Sid and Marty wanted thenthat's fine with us. It's their creation and we enjoyed their take onit. I can't help but think that a more serious treatment might havebeen more pleasing to hard-core fans like us but a film has to span themasses so we understand the direction they went. Now bring on the SonyH.R. Pufnstuf movie!

  6. C-Younkin from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 4:59 am

    "Land of the Lost" is another in a long line of old TV shows lazilypackaged into summer movies, too dumbed-down for fans of the originalshow and nothing all that memorable for those younger viewers cominginto it for the first time. There is no doubt it will join the class("Bewitched"-which Will Ferrell also was in, "Dukes of Hazard" and"Wild Wild West") of films so bad that they make "The Brady BunchMovie" look like the "Ben-Hur" of the genre. There is just zero reasonto care about anything in this movie. Will Ferrell, you should haveknown better.

    Ferrell plays Dr. Rick Marshall, a paleontologist disgraced by whatothers call his nonsensical theories about space-time vortexes. Theonly one who cares to believe him is Holly Cantrell (Anna Friel), aresearch assistant from one of those fancy British universities whoencourages him to keep working on his tachyon thingie-majigger, adevice that finds tachyon particles that somehow allow people to jumpbetween worlds. They find the most amount of the stuff in a crappylittle souvenir shop run by a redneck named Will (Danny McBride), andbefore they know it Marshall, Holly, and Will are traveling back toanother dimension that's all desert. The place is complete with T-Rex,creepy-crawly bugs, a bunch of things from our world littered aboutlike a stretch limo, Bobs Big Boy and Golden Gate Bridge, and a primatenamed Chaka (Jorma Taccone) who befriends them and helps them navigatetheir way back to their dimension.

    What needs to get lost is the screenplay by Chris Henchy and DennisMcNicholas. When Matt Lauer, playing himself, is the funniest thing ina movie, you know that something went horribly wrong. The laughs arechildishly inane. Ferrell is forced to embarrass himself considerably,in one scene drenching himself in, and yes, even drinking dinosaururine. Dino poop and gross insect infections also get high regard. Thenyou have Chaka, a supposedly lovable primate who's big comic bit ismolestation. Hilarious! And this is the big-laugh stuff. The rest ishard to even remember. That this movie manages any chuckles at all isdue to Ferrell and McBride's improvisation abilities. Ferrell is thearrogant goof-off and McBride the brash sidekick, but they're facing anuphill battle with this screenplay.

    And the plot…wait, what plot? And what character development for thatmatter? It's all very basic, aimless, and easy to follow, except you'llbe too bored to do so. Characters run around like idiots, dinosaurs andinsects chase after them, not much happens. And when not being chased,the aimlessness doesn't stop, it just gets more persistent. A scenewhere Marshall, Will, and Chaka sit around in a stupor getting high offof some coconut drink (yes, this is a family movie) is unbelievablydrawn out, unnecessary, and above all, pointless. Finally in the thirdact the Slestaks, reptilian villains bent on world domination, start toput their plan into effect but even then it's too little, too late tocare. The special effects are cheesy. I'm assuming that was the plancause the show was the exact same way but what you can see at home forfree and what your willing to pay for are two different things. Adinosaur against an obvious green screen isn't much fun and littlegreen reptilian men in obvious costumes and masks that barely move,other than to open and close their mouths, are hard to take seriously.

    "Land of the Lost" is just lost, misguided in every way, starting witheven deciding to make the movie in the first place. It deserves to beshunned and left to be the summer's first big box-office bomb. Ferrell,McBride, and Matt Lauer are the only things that keep it from beinghorribly unwatchable but not from being one of the very worst of thesummer and the year thus far.

  7. ivko from USA
    30 Mar 2012, 4:59 am

    I really enjoyed this movie; I think it might be the best Ferrell movieI've seen in a while. Yes it's goofy and silly, but I think a lot ofthe negative reviewers here are people who were fans of the originaland are judging thru the haze of nostalgia. The original was every bitas goofy and ridiculous, it's just that this movie has the good senseto acknowledge it. And yes, it may not be appropriate for very youngviewers as there is some sexual innuendo and cursing, but it does havea PG-13 rating so I don't know why you would be dragging young childrento it anyways…

    'Land of the Lost' starts with a quirky and oddly arrogant scientist,played by Ferrell, claiming to Matt Lauer on 'Today' that we can solveour energy problems by tapping into inter-dimensional blah blah blah.Of course, no one believes him but a beautiful student from England(Friel) who convinces him to build his whatsit to open the portal toother dimensions. And of course they soon find themselves trapped inwhat appears to be a large dumping ground for inter-dimensional portalsalong with a yokel (McBride). From there it's just a journey acrossthis strange land to find their way back home.

    I realize I'm glossing over a lot of details here but you really don'tneed to know them. The whole point is to get a kick out of the satireand broad physical shtick as they encounter the bizarre inhabitants ofthis world and react to them. If you don't get too hung up on the logicof it all and just roll with the jokes, I think it's quite good. AndFerrell, who I have often disliked in previous works because of histendency to gnaw on the scenery, was reserved enough to deliver a goodnumber of very funny scenes.

    In short, don't go to this expecting a children's film, a summer actionflick, or something akin to the original. And, as with almost allFerrell movies, don't go if you don't like physical humor. But do go ifyou are looking for a pleasant hour or two of goofy gags and simplefun.

  8. eric-fulcher from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 4:59 am

    What I hate about people is how they don't give Will Ferrell a chance.He's a funny man. Granted not all his works are great, but neither wereall of Chris Farley's or Adam Sandler's.

    "Land of the Lost" is worth the ticket price because it's funny,random, most likely improvised and holds true throughout. Granted thelast half hour is a bit of a drag compared to the first hour, the movieis still full of laughs and unbelievably original story-line.

    Yes the costumes are weak in detail, and the whole interaction betweenthe humans and animals is far-fetched, but that's the whole point ofthe comedy: it's supposed to make you laugh.

    All those people expecting their 1970's TV show to be revived can get alife. The movie is good, definitely makes a good rental, and I enjoyedit.

  9. lewey1988 from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 4:59 am

    I cannot believe after watching this film that it is rated 5.5 or less,so I start reading the reviews and I find ratings of1/10…seriously…why can't people give this film a realistic rating.OK if you thought the film was bad give it a low rating, but 1/10??there are numbers in between 1 and 10. I thought Love Actually was oneof the worst films I ever saw but I would give it at least a 3. All I'masking for is abit of consistency take a look at another film I reallyhated – Crank high voltage 2 rated above 6 how are these scoresaccurate?? you're telling me that crank is funnier than this film…Ican't accept this, so here I am I've signed up at IMDb because of theunfair ratings this film is getting.

    Anyway about this film I thought it was kind of similar to hitchhikersguide to the galaxy but not really aimed towards kids both in myopinion were great films.

    Key point to this rant**if you do not like sci-fi comedy don't watchthis film** even more important if you disregard my last comment Do Notthen go on IMDb and then think oh I don't like this film so I will voteit 1/10 because I didn't know there are any other numbers apart from 1and 10.

    I read another review about how this film had no plot…are plots keyto comedies?? uh no. Also this person stated his kids found it boring,is this a kids film?? not really. One more thing there are quite a fewsaying this film was not very intelligent…have you watched crank 2??if you expected to watch a film with an intelligent plot and intricatestory lines watch death note this may satisfy thirst but then again itprobably won't. Because how people can say this is for people with lowIQ and then these people will go on watch things like crank 2, quantumof solice with require even less intelligence than this film.

  10. monstermanforever from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 4:59 am

    I watched this in a motel room for lack of anything better to do. Iwould have been better off pulling a chair up to the ice machine thatkept rattling in the hall.

    I joined IMDb to post reviews of movies I enjoyed but after readingsome of the pieces that are posted on the sight have come to feel thatthere is a value to posting about horrible movies. It is to preventunsuspecting people from being victimized by this stuff.

    Will Ferrell plays a doctor based on a character in a seventies TV showthat the screenplay ignores. He does his usual Will Ferrell mooning,which is good because that is about all this movie has going for it.The dinosaurs are awesome too, I have to admit but they are only in themovie briefly. The rest of it is jokes that wouldn't even make youngkids laugh.

    Land Of The Lost was a disappointment. I expected much better of Willand a huge budget. His talent was wasted.

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