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Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  5 June 2009 (USA)
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On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Shannon Lemke ...
Stevie Wash Jr. ...
Tar Pits Kid (as Steven Wash Jr.)
Kevin Buitrago ...
Jon Kent Ethridge ...
Teenager (as Jon Kent Ethridge II)


Palaeontologist Rick Marshall takes Will and Holly into a new world of danger, dinosaurs and big bug-eyed lizard people while trying to find their way back home and, too, save the universe and in doing so saving his reputation. With the dinosaur with brains, brawn and personality and the adventure of scientific advancement and exotic beasts in a far away land, it all adds up to time traveling fun and frolics. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 June 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tierra perdida  »

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Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,837,350 (USA) (5 June 2009)


£1,409,998 (UK) (7 August 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original Land of the Lost series was remade in the 1990s, with Timothy Bottoms as the father, although in this version his name was Tom Porter, not Will Marshall. Bottoms and Will Ferrell are both well known for their impersonations of George W. Bush. See more »


When Dr. Marshall gets dressed the morning after his bug bite, he puts on a shirt. When he strips down for his 'dance' number across the pterodactyl nesting grounds, he is wearing an undershirt. He also has a bandanna on his head that he didn't have before the scene or after. See more »


[first lines]
Astronaut: Mission Control, come in. Mission Control, do you read?
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the credits there is an additional scene showing a brought back dinosaur egg hatching to reveal a baby Sleestak. See more »


References Mysterious Island (1961) See more »


The Mission Theme (From NBC News)
Written by John Williams
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Dang haters
21 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many reviews for this will have you thinking this film is terrible, i'm baffled as to why this is the case. The fact of the matter is that this film is fun and well made.

To get some negatives out of the way first, its definitely got a few obnoxious crude jokes. It also could have been a bit funnier at times. But overall it definitely put me in a good mood, especially because I'm a huge Will Ferrell and Danny McBride fan. I love how Wll Ferrell can deliver such ridiculous lines of dialogue with a straight face.

Despite being a major Hollywood film, I felt like this film had heart to it and didn't really feel hollow. I know I had already touched on this before but I just don't think all the hate on this movie is justified. It's coherent from beginning to end, all the lines are delivered well and it's very goofy. Not to mention the cgi isn't half bad as well.

Overall it's definitely a fun movie with a few small flaws. Ignore all the hate and go into this with an open mind, not expecting it to be quite like the old TV show, and you'll probably enjoy yourself.

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