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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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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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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$49,392,095 (USA) (7 August 2009)
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Ronald Meyer, President of Universal Studios had given a speech at the 2011 Savannah Film Festival, where he publicly disparaged the film. Meyer said "Land of the Lost (2009) was just crap. I mean, there was no excuse for it. The best intentions all went wrong." See more »

Goofs

When Marshall examines the lighter imprint in the beginning of the film, the hinge for the lid of the lighter is on the right side of the "Big Cat" text. When the lighter is crushed by Grumpy, the hinge is on the left of the text. See more »

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[first lines]
Astronaut: Mission Control, come in. Mission Control, do you read?
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The early 1970's Universal logo is used in the opening credits. See more »

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References Mama's Family (1983) See more »

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Written by Sean Garrett, Ciara (as Ciara Harris), La Marquis Jefferson,
Craig Love, Lil Jon (as Jonathan H. Smith), Zachary Wallace, Petey Pablo
Performed by Ciara featuring Petey Pablo
Courtesy of La Face Records and The RCA/Jive Label Group, A Unit of Sony Music Entertainment
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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21 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many reviews for this will have you thinking this film is terrible, i'm baffled as to why this is the case. The fact of the matter is that this film is fun and well made.

To get some negatives out of the way first, its definitely got a few obnoxious crude jokes. It also could have been a bit funnier at times. But overall it definitely put me in a good mood, especially because I'm a huge Will Ferrell and Danny McBride fan. I love how Wll Ferrell can deliver such ridiculous lines of dialogue with a straight face.

Despite being a major Hollywood film, I felt like this film had heart to it and didn't really feel hollow. I know I had already touched on this before but I just don't think all the hate on this movie is justified. It's coherent from beginning to end, all the lines are delivered well and it's very goofy. Not to mention the cgi isn't half bad as well.

Overall it's definitely a fun movie with a few small flaws. Ignore all the hate and go into this with an open mind, not expecting it to be quite like the old TV show, and you'll probably enjoy yourself.


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