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.

That's right...film your deaths.
That’s right…film your deaths.

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.

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About Pamp

Pamp is a lover of great scotch, good films, and bad fiction. When not playing video games or reading comics, he occasionally helps teens figure out "things and stuff". On a good day he does all three at once.

Posted on June 7, 2009, in Film Review, Lil Devil and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Patrick Newson

    Wasn’t The Tortellis a cheers spin off???….I’ll be at the doctors.

  2. Mike Pampinella

    Yes sir it was. And I shall meet you at the doctors for having made that reference.

  3. Have you seen Foot Fist Way, yet? That’s a movie that McBride did on his own. Hilarious. One of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. A really dark twist on what made Napoleon Dynamite work. The outcast out of touch with reality. But, as an adult karate teacher.

  4. I just got ‘Foot Fist Way’ from Netflix. I’m looking forward to watching it this weekend.

    • Mike Pampinella

      I watched it and it is funny. I was skeptical because McBride seems like a supporting cast kind of guy, but he was comical. The concept was great, the execution was good, and it was, at certain points, an accurate depiction of what teaching martial arts classes is like.

      Easily a 3 (3 1/2, if we did half pitchforks) pitchfork movie.

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