Mixed or average reviews- based on 141 Ratings
Aug 30, 2011There were several disappointing things about Land of the Lost. One was it's lost potential with a cast that included Will Ferrel, AnnaThere were several disappointing things about Land of the Lost. One was it's lost potential with a cast that included Will Ferrel, Anna Friel, and Danny McBride. Another was the lackluster special effects; whether intentional or unintentional the people in what looked like Halloween costumes. Maybe the worst, it actually shows a flash of humor every once in a while... only to bury it once again under the aforementioned horrible special effects, awful acting, and nonexistent plot.… Full Review »
Apr 15, 2013Land of the Lost is sort of entertaining. If you have a high tolerance for sexist, childish and potty humour, that is. The storyline isLand of the Lost is sort of entertaining. If you have a high tolerance for sexist, childish and potty humour, that is. The storyline is cringeworthy and non-sensical. I've never seen the TV series but I can only assume that the story is a mishmash of the series with a lot of sexism tacked on.
Will Ferrel (as Dr. Rick Marshall) does a horrible job at being funny, spouting jokes whenever he's on screen (and that's a lot, he's the protagonist) in a very monotonous matter. Danny McBride (Will Stanton) isn't much better to look at either, almost copying Will's M.O. Anna Friel (as Holly Cantrell) scurries about being the target of sexual frustration, performing equally bad as the other cast when it comes to playing a romantic interest. Every scene where she becomes emotional feels forced and awkward.
It's just insulting. To our ancestors, to the viewers, to science and to TV. Even the chief of Universal Studios said the movie was a failure.
I have to say that I did like the CGI dinosaurs, their interaction with the environment seemed to be done in a very skillful manner.
Not recommended. Especially not for children.… Full Review »