Will Ferrell stars as a crackpot scientist who is transported through time and space in this only so-so remake of the cheesy 1970s TV show.Â
Space-time vortexes suck. Has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall (Ferrell) is 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. Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly (Anna Friel – “Pushing Daisies”) and a redneck survivalist named Will (Danny McBride.)
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 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.
Land of the Lost should have remained lost in studio development, and it is a good example of why itâ€™s never a good idea to make a parody of a parody. Come on, Will… you can do better than this.
Running Time:1 hr. 41 min. MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference.
Big Fat Rating: â˜…â˜…1/2