Daily News header

Land of The Lost Movie Review

By     get stories by email

Time travel toilet humor meets sci-fi grossout in Brad Silberling's Land Of The Lost, a spoof of a popular 1970s Saturday morning television kids show created by Sid and Marty Krofft, in which the writing is as primitive as the tacky prehistoric decor. Will Ferrell does his best to kick start a bland blend of comedy and campy suspense as he's tossed into what his character describes as a sideways time warp, don't ask, but co-starring with a bunch of wilding dinosaurs does not seem to be his forte.

Ferrell is Dr. Rick Marshall in Land Of The Lost, a disgraced scientist whose theories about time travel land him on Matt Lauer's talk show as a butt of extreme ridicule, concluding with the host having to pacify the high IQ lunatic with a fire extinguisher. When one of Dr. Rick's diehard fans, research assistant Holly (Anna Friel) turns up one day wielding a lost and found fossil as a mysterious clue, she convinces the demoralized brainiac to pursue his cosmic hunches. And they embark on a kooky expedition armed with the self-important paleontologist's boom box blaring 'gay show tunes,' that fills in as your basic Geiger counter.

Engaging the services along the way of Devil's Canyon roadside attraction survivalist in his own mind Will (Danny McBride) as macho sidekick, the trio tumble into a parallel dimension when an earthquake strikes. Where they're met by a decidedly lewd monkey man Chaka (Jorma Taccone), who is impulsively fond of fondling human private parts without permission, apparently not a felony in prehistoric times.

Land Of The Lost Movie

Ferrell and company's misadventures through a scatalogical inner space populated by rampaging retro-reptiles and the original baddies du jour, the more sleaze than Sleestaks, is a primarily dull outing whose rare moments of humor seem to arrive centuries apart. While an overload of boob sign language chuckles, dinosaur urine as a magic beverage, Tyrannosaurus Rex tongue baths, and Ferrell strutting his survival instincts by morphing into a dung-coated reptilian suppository, dominate the sparse storytelling proceedings on hand.

Final verdict on Land Of The Lost: Go take a hike.

Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13
1 1/2 stars

Prairie Miller is a multimedia journalist online, in print and on radio. Contact her through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Movie Reviews News

Kenneth Feinberg's law firm, which had previously handled the distribution of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, was retained at a rate of $850,000/month to handle the BP one also. Although the TV commercials running in the company's hig
Kam Williams says Burns was the director, producer, co-writer, chief cinematographer, music director and executive producer of the landmark television series THE CIVIL WAR.
Prairie Miller stopped by to talk to UK British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and Disneynature Ambassador, Jane Goodall about Bears as well her longstanding concern and caring for endangered animals in their natural habitats
Kam Williams presents his top 10 DVD List for April 15, 2014, including Double Indemnity, Touch of Evil, Jan Svankmajer's Alice and Midsomer Murders: Village Case Files
Movie reviewer Kam Williams reviews the Documentary Film 'The Address'. Williams gives the documentary 4 stars and says it is a current-day, Ken Burns PBS production every bit as moving as any of his nostalgic classics.
Movie reviewer Kam Williams interviews actor Marlon Wayans about his new movie, A Haunted House 2 and shares it with NewsBlaze readers around the world.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site