Land of the Lost Reviews
There are some funny moments good for a few cheap laughs, so that's one thing this film has going for it along with the inane idea which you know of before viewing.
The plot isn't all that cohesive and it feels almost like a sketch comedy based film with one zany situation after the next.
When Matt Lauer, playing himself, is the funniest thing in a movie, you know that something went horribly wrong. The laughs are childishly inane. Ferrell is forced to embarrass himself considerably, in one scene drenching himself in, and yes, even drinking dinosaur urine. Dino poop and gross insect infections also get high regard. Then you have Chaka, a supposedly lovable primate who's big comic bit is molestation. Hilarious! And this is the big-laugh stuff. The rest is hard to even remember. That this movie manages any chuckles at all is due to Ferrell and Danny McBride's improvisation abilities. Ferrell is the arrogant goof-off and McBride the brash sidekick, but they're facing an uphill battle with this screenplay.
Wow. This film got really lost. Entertainment value? None. Funny? No. Brad Silberling, the director of one of my favourite movie for kids, 'Casper', fails in every aspect you can think of.
But the fault is not entirely his.The screenwriters, Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas, have come up with something beyond crapness. There's two funny scenes in the movie, at the beginning and the end. In those scenes, I believe that Will Ferrell improvised all of the dialogue. Later on, Will Ferrell, whom I consider to be one of the funniest men alive, isn't even recognizable to me. He's not himself.
The budget of this film was 100 million USD's. I can't really understand where the money has gone. The production values, CGI and all that, ain't that spectacular. It ain't a surprise to me that the film bombed at the Box Office. I just hope that the film companies take this film as an example of money wasted. With this money, a dozen of small budget movies could've been made.
I can't recommend this movie to anyone. Not even the biggest Ferrell fans, like me. 'Land of the Lost' is utter crap and should be avoided by all of you.