LAND OF THE LOST (2009) Graphic Review
CHRIST IN CULTURE
We like stories of ordinary people caught up in an extraordinary situation. Both history and fictitious novels offer thousands of such tales. From George Washington to Luke Skywalker, we seem to thrive on these beat-the-odds stories.
Land of the Lost is just such a story. Here is an odd guy, with odd ideas, who finds himself in an odd situation, with odd friends, and with a very odd chance of survival!
Space-time vortexes suck! Will Ferrell stars as has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, sucked into one and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world - a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the Land of the Lost. Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly (Anna Friel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride) named Will. Chased by T-Rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally - a primate called Chaka (Jorma Taccone) to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they’re heroes. Get stuck, and they'll be permanent refugees in the Land of the Lost. Based on the classic television series created by Sid & Marty Krofft, "Land of the Lost" is directed by Brad Silberling and produced by Jimmy Miller and Sid & Marty Krofft.
Release date: June 5, 2009
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Brad Silberling
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference)
Screenwriters: Chris Henchy, Dennis McNicholas
Starring: Will Ferrell, Danny R. McBride, Anna Friel, Jorma Taccone
Genre: comedy, adventure