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Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  5 June 2009 (USA)
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Ratings: 5.3/10 from 49,767 users   Metascore: 32/100
Reviews: 221 user | 166 critic | 32 from Metacritic.com

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Shannon Lemke ...
Stevie Wash Jr. ...
Tar Pits Kid (as Steven Wash Jr.)
Kevin Buitrago ...
Jon Kent Ethridge ...
Teenager (as Jon Kent Ethridge II)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The world's greatest scientists agree: Dr. Rick Marshall is completely nuts. But he's about to show the world he's not as crazy as he looks. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 June 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tierra perdida  »

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Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£1,409,998 (UK) (7 August 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Dr. Marshall is first bitten by the mosquito on the neck, then on his back. When he gets up in the morning, there is a huge mosquito bite on his back, but nothing on his neck. See more »


[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 »


References Mysterious Island (1961) See more »


I Just Want to Celebrate
Written by Nick Zesses, Dino Fekaris
Performed by Rare Earth
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

A very good sci-fi Comedy*
6 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I cannot believe after watching this film that it is rated 5.5 or less, so I start reading the reviews and I find ratings of 1/10...seriously...why can't people give this film a realistic rating. OK if you thought the film was bad give it a low rating, but 1/10?? there are numbers in between 1 and 10. I thought Love Actually was one of the worst films I ever saw but I would give it at least a 3. All I'm asking for is abit of consistency take a look at another film I really hated - Crank high voltage 2 rated above 6 how are these scores accurate?? you're telling me that crank is funnier than this film...I can't accept this, so here I am I've signed up at IMDb because of the unfair ratings this film is getting.

Anyway about this film I thought it was kind of similar to hitchhikers guide to the galaxy but not really aimed towards kids both in my opinion were great films.

Key point to this rant**if you do not like sci-fi comedy don't watch this film** even more important if you disregard my last comment Do Not then go on IMDb and then think oh I don't like this film so I will vote it 1/10 because I didn't know there are any other numbers apart from 1 and 10.

I read another review about how this film had no plot...are plots key to comedies?? uh no. Also this person stated his kids found it boring, is this a kids film?? not really. One more thing there are quite a few saying this film was not very intelligent...have you watched crank 2?? if you expected to watch a film with an intelligent plot and intricate story lines watch death note this may satisfy thirst but then again it probably won't. Because how people can say this is for people with low IQ and then these people will go on watch things like crank 2, quantum of solice with require even less intelligence than this film.

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