When I heard they were adapting the old 70s TV show, Land of the Lost to a big screen feature I had a little moment of buttery warm nostalgia. My mother and I used to watch the original show in my wee youth, and though all I remember about it was some green webbed handed alien dudes with a faux-hawk and big bug dome eyes, and some cave with a stone platform and a chess board/lite-bright on it. Oh and the dinosaurs. That’s why I loved it. There were dinos. Shuddap. I was 3.
Anyways, the series saw a TV remake in 1991 which I managed to not even notice. And now its being made into a movie.
And we get our first peek at the teaser poster:
Will Ferrell seems to be an awkward button for me recently. Any movie with him in it automatically wants me to toss it in the bargain bin at Walmart and pass it by. Don’t get me wrong, I love a LOT of Will Ferrell’s movies. But I find his humour, though very amusing and enjoyable for the most part, is wearing thin on me and like eating too many Reece Peanut Butter Cups. I love Reece Cups. But after 17 of them, I am sure I am done with it. Does that mean I hate the cups? No, it just means I don’t want any more of them right now.
So I want to like this. I want my mom to like this. I want it to live up to nostalgia, but I see Will Ferrell front and center I have to go out of my way to remind myself of how many movies he was in that I really liked him in hoping that I convince myself that its ok.
It was a silly children’s series, so maybe they are going to keep it silly and light? Would that be so bad? Here’s hoping.
Poster too small? Cinematical Enbiggens.