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Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 5 June 2009 (USA)
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On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

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Palaeontologist Rick Marshall takes Will and Holly into a new world of danger, dinosaurs and big bug-eyed lizard people while trying to find their way back home and, too, save the universe and in doing so saving his reputation. With the dinosaur with brains, brawn and personality and the adventure of scientific advancement and exotic beasts in a far away land, it all adds up to time traveling fun and frolics. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Universal Studios Invites You to Get Lost See more »


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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference | See all certifications »

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5 June 2009 (USA)  »

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La tierra perdida  »

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,837,350 (USA) (5 June 2009)

Gross:

$49,392,095 (USA) (7 August 2009)
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Trivia

The film was originally given an R rating, but was re-rated to PG-13 after cuts were made. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Marshall is being chased around by the T-Rex in the desert. At one point it picks him up by his backpack and rips it apart and destroys it. He doesn't have it for the rest of that part. Then when they are climbing the volcano, he has it again on his back. See more »

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[first lines]
Astronaut: Mission Control, come in. Mission Control, do you read?
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Crazy Credits

The early 1970's Universal logo is used in the opening credits. See more »

Connections

References Night at the Museum (2006) See more »

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Die Kleine Stadt Will Schlafen Geh'n
Written by Werner Bochmann, Martha Bergner
Performed by Ilse Werner
Courtesy of M.A.T. Music Theme Licensing Ltd.
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Another Ferrell movie
11 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What I hate about people is how they don't give Will Ferrell a chance. He's a funny man. Granted not all his works are great, but neither were all of Chris Farley's or Adam Sandler's.

"Land of the Lost" is worth the ticket price because it's funny, random, most likely improvised and holds true throughout. Granted the last half hour is a bit of a drag compared to the first hour, the movie is still full of laughs and unbelievably original story-line.

Yes the costumes are weak in detail, and the whole interaction between the humans and animals is far-fetched, but that's the whole point of the comedy: it's supposed to make you laugh.

All those people expecting their 1970's TV show to be revived can get a life. The movie is good, definitely makes a good rental, and I enjoyed it.


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