Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy

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A space-time vortex sucks scientist Rick Marshall, his assistant Holly (Anna Friel) and a survivalist Will into a world populated by dinosaurs and painfully slow creatures called Sleestaks.




  • Amy Brenneman at an event for Land of the Lost (2009)
  • Anna Friel and Danny McBride in Land of the Lost (2009)
  • Will Ferrell in Land of the Lost (2009)
  • Anna Friel at an event for Land of the Lost (2009)
  • Amy Brenneman at an event for Land of the Lost (2009)
  • Danny McBride in Land of the Lost (2009)

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21 May 2010 | mhlong
| What Audience Was This For?
First, I'm not sure what the complaining about the ratings is all about. Most critics would have given this a 1 or 2 to read the professional reviews. I think a 5 or 6 is quite reasonable, unless you love Will Ferrell.

I tried, I really tried to watch the original Land of the Lost when it was on, but it was obviously for kids about 6-12 (boys and girls) that being fairly older than that (late teens to early 20's), I just couldn't get into it. I mean, a park ranger and his two kids? A poor man's Lost in Space.

I turned it on several times (I really remember all the creatures, but the stars faces are lost to me!) The problem I have with this is that I think the writers/producers/directors were torn between what audience to appeal to - fans of the original Land of the Lost who would be in their 40's - 50's, or young boys 12-16.

So, they made a movie that really didn't appeal to either. Just fans of Will. Fine. I get the zaniness of the movie. Three lovable losers. Pratfall after pratfall. But, the dino urine turned me off. I get it, you didn't have to hit me over the head twice more (the second dose, the, uh, yeah!).

But I suppose what really turned me off was reading that two of the original stars were given cameos and then cut. Sorry, that tells me the writers/producers/directors didn't really love the original (how could they, they must have been about 3 - or less! - when it originally aired!). Part of the appeal of nostalgia is tossing out little appreciations to the original fans - like cameos. Because they axed them, to me, it meant they also axed the original audience.

I get the humor, sarcasm, satire, but it didn't do much. 5 is much better than 1, but it's only a so-so comedy.

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Release Date:

5 June 2009



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Filming Locations

California, USA

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,837,350 7 June 2009

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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