Land of The Lost (Lil Devil Review)
I don’t know what I expected. Land of The Lost wasn’t exactly The Sopranos of the sci-fi world. Hell, it wasn’t even The Tortellis (if you get that reference, get checked out immediately). The premise was cheesy and still is on the big screen. The updated effects are just that. They don’t enhance anything. In fact, audiences of a certain age will see it simply as today’s standard.
The story remains the same, with a few differences for brevity sake. No surprises to be found here, even if you know nothing of the seventies TV series.
The only thing that could potentially attract an audience here, is the comedic performances. I’m ecstatic to report that Will Ferrell ditched the manchild shtick (at least for this film) in favor of playing it straight. And it pays off, because he is genuinely funny. Danny McBride manages to keep up with Ferrell, but I’m still not 100% on board with him as a legitimate comedic actor.
Pretty disappointing in the long run, but you will get a chuckle…maybe even a guffaw from viewing this film. I give it 2 out of 5 pitchforks.