Land of the Lost (2009)

Will Ferrel tries to take on a 1974 TV cult classic. While Danny McBride and Anna Friel are along for the ride.

Will Ferrell stars as has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, 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.

To first start off the original TV show was very family-oriented and kid friendly show while this movie pushes the bar of an edgier PG-13 movie. The advertising for this film was pushed more towards kids but the problem is that they’re many constant sex and drug references along with a frenzy of cursing. Which are not very kid-friendly.

Mostly the identity-crisis is what kind of got to me the most because of these obvious problems a lot of the kid-friendly humor was washed away. There were a lot of high action thrilling scenes that would’ve been more exciting for kids, if there weren’t too many problems with the PG-13 rating.

However, Ferrel and McBride do their best to make good of this dry script. And mostly their talents are the only reason to see this.Their jokes and attitudes made me laugh even when I was very confused. Although Ferrel’s character wasn’t very likable is kind of a problem when you got him as your hero. Yeah bad move.

The laughs are not constant but they are there. And this film is not horrible and its not good, its just right there in the middle. Fans of Ferrel should still see this because regardless of his character I still think he is still funny. But this is without a doubt his worst up to bat yet.


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