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Rated PG-13 · 102 minutes · 2009

Adventure, Comedy
This film—based on the awful TV show about a routine expedition that turns into a time-traveling encounter with dinosaurs and cavemen—is a lot better than the critical consensus would lead you to believe. It’s worth the price of admission to see Will Ferrell running from dinosaurs and cursing out the infamous Cha-Ka. Having Danny McBride and the beautiful Anna Friel along for the ride as a redneck fireworks salesman and a revamped version of Holly only make things better. OK, it’s not the comedic masterpiece I was hoping for, but I must’ve laughed a solid 20 times while watching it, and that’s respectable. The special-effects supervisors took $100 million and made an oddly appropriate, cheap-looking homage to the TV show. The dinosaurs look good, but they do have a slight cartoonish slant, as if the designers were trying to capture the spirit of the Sid and Marty Krofft TV show. I dug it, but I’m in the minority.
Official Site: www.landofthelost.net
Director: Brad Silberling
Producer: Jimmy Miller, Sid Krofft, Marty Krofft, Daniel Lupi, Julie Wixson Carmody, Adam McKay, Brad Silberling and Ryan Kavanaugh
Cast: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone, John Boylan, Matt Lauer, Ben Best, Leonard Nimoy, Brian Huskey, Dennis McNicholas, Chris Henchy, Kurt Carley, Travis Clark, Scott Dorel and Sean Guess

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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Doogal, Drag Me to Hell, Up and more. 05/28/2009
The Coast Halifax Land of the Lost fun in short bursts Deliberately hokey sets and special effects makes for an unassuming take on Saturday morning TV. by Mark Palermo 06/11/2009
Portland Mercury Land of the Laffs (Sorry!) Will Ferrell and Danny McBride succeed by saying, "Screw it!" to Land of the Lost. by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey 06/04/2009

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