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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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Right place. Wrong time. 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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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$49,392,095 (USA) (7 August 2009)
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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 first sees the imprint that his lighter made in a rock, the lettering from the lighter can be seen imprinted on it in stone. Later when the T-rex actually steps on the lighter, the lettering is facing upward making it impossible to make an imprint on the rock. See more »

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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 Tea and Sympathy (1956) 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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Goofy but fun
13 June 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie; I think it might be the best Ferrell movie I've seen in a while. Yes it's goofy and silly, but I think a lot of the negative reviewers here are people who were fans of the original and are judging thru the haze of nostalgia. The original was every bit as goofy and ridiculous, it's just that this movie has the good sense to acknowledge it. And yes, it may not be appropriate for very young viewers as there is some sexual innuendo and cursing, but it does have a PG-13 rating so I don't know why you would be dragging young children to it anyways...

'Land of the Lost' starts with a quirky and oddly arrogant scientist, played by Ferrell, claiming to Matt Lauer on 'Today' that we can solve our energy problems by tapping into inter-dimensional blah blah blah. Of course, no one believes him but a beautiful student from England (Friel) who convinces him to build his whatsit to open the portal to other dimensions. And of course they soon find themselves trapped in what appears to be a large dumping ground for inter-dimensional portals along with a yokel (McBride). From there it's just a journey across this strange land to find their way back home.

I realize I'm glossing over a lot of details here but you really don't need to know them. The whole point is to get a kick out of the satire and broad physical shtick as they encounter the bizarre inhabitants of this world and react to them. If you don't get too hung up on the logic of it all and just roll with the jokes, I think it's quite good. And Ferrell, who I have often disliked in previous works because of his tendency to gnaw on the scenery, was reserved enough to deliver a good number of very funny scenes.

In short, don't go to this expecting a children's film, a summer action flick, or something akin to the original. And, as with almost all Ferrell movies, don't go if you don't like physical humor. But do go if you are looking for a pleasant hour or two of goofy gags and simple fun.


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