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Land of the Lost

Release Date: June 5, 2009
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We liked George Lucas until he forced us to work in that Cantina Band.

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41/82 Kelly Metz Will Ferrell was not nearly as annoying as I expected. Danny McBride and Anna Friel were much better than Ferrell, though. Rather silly, but enjoyable enough.
59/169 Max Braden Ferrell's sometimes annoying constant chatter is kind of funny here, and Anna Friel is a beaut. I liked this more than Brendan Fraser's Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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Marshall, Will, and Holly
On a routine expedition
Met the greatest earthquake ever known.
High on the rapids
It struck their tiny raft.
And plunged them down a thousand feet below.

To the Land of the Lost.
To the Land of the Lost.
To the Land of the Lost.

Sid and Marty Krofft were the masters of Saturday morning kids' television programming. From H.R. Pufnstuf to The Bugaloos to Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, their cheesy but hilarious fare was trippy, attention-catching and most of all, lots of fun. Probably the most popular of their shows was Land of the Lost, and both men will now serve as producers as that series is adapted for the big screen.

In Land of the Lost, a widowed forest ranger named Rick Marshall takes his two children, Will and Holly, out on a rafting trip. Suddenly, they come across an unexpected waterfall and go tumbling over the edge. This accident takes them through a strange dimensional time portal and into a universe populated by dinosaurs, ape men, and a scary lizard race known as Sleestaks.

Will Ferrell is set to star as Rick Marshall, a move that reunites him with his Anchorman director Adam McKay. Given the goofy nature of the show, this casting seems highly appropriate. With the Kroffts serving as producers, quirky, cheesy elements that made the show special sure seem likely to be kept intact. (Kim Hollis/BOP)


Vital statistics for Land of the Lost
Main Cast Will Ferrell, Anna Friel
Director Brad Silberling
Screenwriter Chris Henchy, Dennis McNicholas
Distributor Universal
Screen Count 3,521
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture


     


 
 

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