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on 26 March 2011
Land Of The Lost is a movie that, whilst is an adaptation of the old TV show, is more just a vehicle showcasing the thin line between genius and complete bonkers that is Will Ferrell. You could almost go down the list of things that make Will, er, Will. Singing - check, dancing - check, hapless `hero' - check, Dumb laughs - check and so on. I would imagine that the screen writers may very well have written the lines of the other actors, but Will's lines are pure Will Ferrell and it seems that he is given free reign on what he says and does. He is without doubt the best (and arguably the only good) bit of the movie...
Never has the line `so good, it's bad' been more applicable. Shot predominantly as a B-Movie feel (including using the Universal logo from the 1970's in the beginning credits), there is a deliberately amateurish way the dinosaur CGI overlaps that actors in places and the two seem not to interact as you would expect. The storyline is thin and full of assumptions, however there is something just so damn entertaining about it, and really that is the name of the game.
I'm not sure that this does a lot for Anna Friel's career, though perhaps the fact that she is overshadowed by Mr Ferrell could be the blessing. Danny McBride plays the same type of character that you would recognise if you have seen him in Hot Rod, Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder & Drillbit Taylor, but this seems more of something that they had a laugh doing as opposed to work.
The bottom line is that if you don't like the comedy of Will Ferrell, or are bored of his type of humour then you will think that this is one of the worst movies ever made. However if you do like him and his humour then you will be entertained and there are moments of pure comedy (the scene with the fly is one of them). This is not up there with the likes of Anchorman, Old School, ELF, Kicking & Screaming, Blades Of Glory, Step-Brothers etc. but it is a nice tongue-in-cheek slice of B-movie-madness....
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