Land of the Lost
Dr. Rick Marshall has been an outcast in the world of science ever since he stated on national television that there are alternate dimensions that could solve our problem with fossil fuel. Years later he’s teaching kids at the George C. Page Museum when Holly Cantrell visits him and tells him she believes he’s right and they should go and explore these dimensions. Fueled by Holly’s belief in him, Rick decides to take her to the Devils Cave to test a tachyon emitter that should open a portal to another dimension.
However, things go a bit wrong and the two, along with redneck tourguide Will Stanton are sucked into another dimension where Dinosaurs are still alive and alien creatures appear to be on the verge of invading Earth…
Sound and Vision:
Land of the Lost has bright and shiny colors combined with some really dark passages that perfectly suit the style of the movie. The “normal” world is pretty accurately displayed with natural colors where the alternate dimensions have a glow that clearly marks the difference between the world. Compression errors weren’t spotted, contrast and detail are good and we also didn’t see any grain.
The 5.1 track that comes along on this disc nicely supports what’s going on on the screen without being overwhelming at any time. There’s nothing special actually but well-made supporting sound.
– Deleted Scenes
– A day from the life of a big movie star
– Gift shop tour
– Audio commentary
The standard stuff
Land of the Lost is a pretty standard Will Ferrell comedy which means we get a couple of decent jokes, a straightforward storyline without any unexpected plot twists (you can see them coming from miles ahead) and everything in the end turns out alright. Indeed, nothing special but entertaining nonetheless. Kids will probably love this film as it touches the right points and has some funny and entertaining characters. If you don’t have kids you may want to rent it first or wait for it to end up in the bargain bin.