Thursday, June 18, 2009

Movie Review: Land of The Lost

The Sci-Fi channel has been re-airing the original Land of the Lost television show in order to promote the new movie. The truth is watching the marathon is probably a better use of your time, plus you can always change the channel. That isn't to say the film doesn't have a few redeemable qualities though.

Danny Mcbride is pretty good and keeps the film somewhat watchable. This is also a problem though because he never really feels like he belongs in the movie. He feels like a tacked on character that never really has a place. Mcbride is always fun to watch and I only wish they could have made his character make more sense. Until now I was iffy on Will Ferrall. I loved him in Step Brothers and Anchorman and hated him in Semi-Pro and Talladega Nights. Well this movie sadly made me finally look at Will Ferrall and say "I'm Done". The movie could have been a fun action adventure movie but ended up being like every other Will Ferrall paint by numbers movie. Doesn't matter if it's basketball, news broadcasting, or dinosaurs, he's the same in everything he does. It's so sad when films like Stranger Than Ficktion show that he has some talent.

Normally I'd get into the plot but if you've seen a Ferrall movie before you understand exactly what your getting into. They try to justify the title by having some familiar characters show up like the Sleestaks an Cha-ka but at the end of the day none of it really matters. They fell through space and time and have to find a way back home and hilarity ensues.

2 out of 5

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