Movie Review: Land of the Lost
By Jesse Wente Toronto Metro Morning

Land of the Lost
is Will Ferrell’s career low-point, a movie in which his largely hilarious run portraying enthusiastic idiots comes to a screeching, and not so ironically, idiotic halt.
Based on the fondly remembered cult series from Sid and Marty Krofft, creators of ambitious, and usually weird TV series for kids,
Land of the Lost features Ferrell as Dr. Rick Marshall, a mad scientist, who is disgraced on the Today Show for talking about time warps.

Three years later, and teaching children, Marshall is approached by Holly Cantrell, a budding scientist played by Anna Friel, who believes Marshall was right all along and that he is the key to time travel. They end up traveling to an alternate reality, along with a fireworks enthusiast, played by Danny McBride. They find a host of weird things, from a primitive primate who goes along with them, to giant crabs and surprisingly intelligent dinosaurs. There’s also an odd alien who needs help to restore the universe before the Earth is destroyed. Or something like that.
Quite frankly nothing in this movie ever makes sense, and the action set pieces are simply linked by the barest of plot threads. The point is to combine Ferrell’s knack for lovable goof humour and prat falls, all of which are served up in predictable fashion, with state of the art special effects, all of which aren’t that special. Land of the Lost is rarely funny, intentionally or otherwise, instead it’s a nonsensical special effects display, that never looks or acts convincing.
Ferrell is on cruise control, and his ready cast mates have little to do other than react to his antics, which are painfully telegraphed, with none of the delight of his earlier efforts.
Directed with nary an attempt at originality or subtlety by Brad Silberling, Land of the Lost is a flat mess of a movie that makes one wonder why no one simply said stop while it was being made, and saved us from sacrificing two hours to nothingness.
-Friday, Jun. 5, 2009

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