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A scientist, his research assistant and a redneck survivalist are all sucked into a space-time vortex. They find themselves chased by T-rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles. With the help of a primate they hope to navigate their way out of the dimension.
Comedy Adventure - Although bearing the title of and somewhat based on the 1970s
Saturday morning adventure show, this comedy has more in common with
star Will Ferrell's films than the TV show; hence parents of young
children would be wise to heed the PG-13 rating, as the film does
have a fair amount of strong language and mature humor, from
suggestive gags to drug jokes.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 7 S-words, 2 GD's, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Clothed breast grabbing. VIOLENCE: Fights with creatures; creature attacks. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Tobacco and narcotic use. ACTION: Chases and fights. COMEDY: Physical gags, wisecracks, animal humor, suggestive gags, drug humor.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Below Average This movie is dull, unfunny (every remotely amusing bit is in the theatrical trailer), and completely unsuitable for viewing by anyone who isn't a charter member of the Will Farrell fan club.
Roger EbertFull Review Good I guess you have to be in the mood for a goofball picture like this. I guess I was.
USA TodayFull Review Average More time goes to bathroom humor, conventional chase scenes and familiar CG effects. It's hard to know just who the intended audience is: The movie is too surreal and bawdy for young kids and too silly for anyone older than 25.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 107 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:They loved "Land of the Lost."
TEENS:Two-thirds of the males loved it. The other third pretty much hated it. About three-quarters of the females enjoyed it but the rest hated it. You really need to be a fan of Will Ferrell's style of humor to enjoy this movie.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Less than half of the males loved it but the rest were disappointed. The females enjoyed it quite a bit more but over half only rated it above average to average, which is good but not great.
ADULTS: This is obviously not a movie for adults. About a third of them, both males and females, loved it but most were somewhat to very disappointed.
Has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) is sucked into one and
spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and
questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding
dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world--a place of spectacular
sights and super-scaled comedy known as the Land of the Lost.
Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly
(Anna Friel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride) named Will. Chased by T.
rex and stalked by painfully slow 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 hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone
awry and they're heroes. Get stuck, and they'll be permanent refugees in the Land
of the Lost.