Ah, I see that no nods will be given to the earnestness of the original show. This makes me sad: This show warped my tiny brain as a child with its talk of time warps and intelligent dinosaurs and such, and it would have been nice to see something that engaged the young geek in me again. (I guess I’ll have to make do with the complete box set of the original show, which’ll be released on Region 1 DVD on May 26. Woo-hoo! No sign of a Region 2 release — sorry.)
Instead, I’ll just have to think of this as that movie from Brad Silberling, who made the intriguing Moonlight Mile and has now moved on to big-budget FX spectacles, in which the presence of Danny McBride is at least balanced out by that of Anna “Pushing Daisies” Friel.
Matt Lauer can suck it, though. And the walnut joke is kinda funny. Oh, and that last bit — with Will Ferrell and the dinosaur and “He’s right behind me, isn’t he?” — made me laugh out loud the first time I saw it.