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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

trailer break: ‘Land of the Lost’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer…


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.

Oh well.

Land of the Lost opens in the U.S. on June 5, and in the U.K. on July 31.



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  • JoshDM

    Due to last month’s media push on this movie, I thought it had already come and gone and coincidentally searched your site on it earlier in the week.

    It would have been amusing if they played it straight and didn’t re-allocate the roles outside of a family. Maybe a little more kid-focused too.

  • I’m excited for this one, though I’ll probably skip it until it’s on DVD.

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