"Land of the Lost" Movie Review -- Should Marshall, Will, and Holly Return to TV Land? 


Like stepping into a snazzy but clunky time machine ride, “Land of the Lost” leaves its 70s TV-show roots behind and travels full-speed ahead to the future to transform into a multi-million dollar big-screen production.


Marshall, Will, and Holly return tagging along their ape-boy pal Chaka. The dinosaurs also make a comeback, so do the slow but creepy reptilians called Sleestak. The big question remains – do we really need a “Land of the Lost” reboot? Apparently, show creators Sid and Marty Krofft think so. They’re behind this mildly entertaining and mindless special effects extravaganza.

Updating the show’s special effects may be the only driving force behind this movie makeover. I remember the stodgy dinosaur claymation of the 70s series. But as a child, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. With the big screen version, you know it’s in trouble when Matt Lauer (yeah, the “Today Show” anchorman) eclipses the film’s star, Will Ferrell. Read More...

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