I really want to be more excited about Land of the Lost. The elements are all in place: Will Ferrell, Danny “Kenny Powers” McBride, tons of dinosaurs, and British bombshell Anna Friel. The excitement barometer should be at the tippy, similar to how uncontrollably ecstatic I was to see Jurassic Park back in the 4th grade (I’ve always had a thing for dinos), but amplified since Land of the Lost stars people I already root for (Sam Neill and Laura Dern did little for my then-11-year-old self).
Frankly, though, nothing I’ve seen or heard from or about Land of the Lost has left me with genuine belly-laughs. A few snickers here and there, and relatively-fine amusement, but nothing more. Fingers crossed, though, that this doesn’t waste my time this weekend, time that could’ve been spent seeing Drag Me to Hell again. Or Up for the first time (I know, I know….I’m slacking on that one). Less Jackie Moon and more Ricky Bobby.
After the jump, I’ve compiled a few Youtube-available clips from Land of the Lost. Check them out, and come to your own conclusions (the T-Rex does look better in full clippage than it did initially in the trailer, thank God):