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The Land That Time Forgot (2009)

Video  -  Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  28 July 2009 (USA)
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Shipwrecked castaways stumble upon the mysterious island of Caprona in the Bermuda Triangle, confronting man-eating dinosaurs and a stranded German U-Boat crew while trying to escape.

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Shipwrecked castaways stumble upon the mysterious island of Caprona in the Bermuda Triangle, confronting man-eating dinosaurs and a stranded German U-Boat crew while trying to escape.

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It's Not Where They Are ... It's When?

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Although supposedly based upon a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs, there is no relationship whatsoever between the book and the plot of this movie. One wonders if the writers even read the Cliffs Notes. See more »

Goofs

When the order to start the engines and later to engage the propellers are given, all three of the remaining U-boat crew members are together on the bridge. The ordered actions must be executed in the vacant engine room, so it would be impossible for anything to happen as shown. See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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A Long Time
Written by Chris Cano
Performed by Siva Noir
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Not great
29 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this movie as I have always liked C. Thomas Howell but unfortunately I can't say that I liked it. I can say that I watched it, but that's about it.

I was able to sit through it and that may be the best that Howell can hope for. The dialog was a bit unimportant and even somewhat silly at times. The whole thing seemed like a compromise - which I am sure to some degree (as with anything under budget constraints) it was.

There was no effort exhausted in building characters that you could care about or for that matter knew anything about. When someone got killed you just did not care - at all.

The more fascinating and cerebral aspects of this story were completely glossed over or avoided altogether; although I did find it interesting that there was a brief discussion on the details of refining petroleum. which I had expected would be ignored (okay in movies I guess).

Overall, it barely held my attention and came off as another lame Sci-Fi channel, low budget, bad CG feature.

Don't get me wrong, there were some things to like, but I think in this case, Howell probably had his hands tied as far as time/money are concerned and more money/time could have been invested in script, effects and filming.


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