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post #1 of 108
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post #2 of 108
Huh. Well that's...certainly not what I was expecting to hear, which I suppose is the entire point of the review. I'm suddenly very interested in this after originally brushing it off as 'One for them' Will Ferrel movie.
post #3 of 108
It really depends on how you embrace the oddball-ness of it. I understand it's a bad film but yet I came away enjoying it.
post #4 of 108
I can't imagine anything less appealing than watching Will Farrell being allowed to just take a scene wherever he wants it to go.
post #5 of 108
Huh. That was a shockingly positive review, and I really wasn't expecting that.

I'd planned on renting this. It just got upgraded to 'see it in a theater.'

Nice review, Devin.
post #6 of 108
How is Giacchino's score?
Some of the bits in the trailer were funny and I liked the clip where Ferrell talks about eating Cha-Ka, so I might see it this weekend.
post #7 of 108
That's good to hear. The marketing campaign has been atrocious.
post #8 of 108
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This plays a little differently in the film (it's chopped up here), but I think this gives some of the tone better than the trailers:

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/866...ost-crab-scene
post #9 of 108
I saw this film today, it's garbage. The theater was SILENT as the dreadful jokes fell flat on their faces. Sure, there were a few half-hearted chuckles as pop-culture/inside references were dropped, but that's just so much lazy Family Guy style reference-for-reference sake that simply doesn't work.

Cult in the making? Doubtful.
post #10 of 108
I'm actually pretty stoked for this. I have little to no knowledge of the original series, but Ferrell, Taccone, McBride and rampaging dinosaurs had me sold on the film. Dev's favorable review only seals the deal.
post #11 of 108
That was a surprisingly positive review, Devin. I honestly expected you to totally disembowel this movie.
post #12 of 108
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Originally Posted by Arlo View Post
I saw this film today, it's garbage. The theater was SILENT as the dreadful jokes fell flat on their faces. Sure, there were a few half-hearted chuckles as pop-culture/inside references were dropped, but that's just so much lazy Family Guy style reference-for-reference sake that simply doesn't work.

Cult in the making? Doubtful.
If everybody in the theater was laughing it wouldn't be cult in the making.
post #13 of 108
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If everybody in the theater was laughing it wouldn't be cult in the making.
Ok, so only the cool kids will be hip enough to "get it".
post #14 of 108
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Do you know what a 'cult film' is?
post #15 of 108
Of course. I like plenty. I just don't see this thing attaining cult status.
post #16 of 108
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You like it plenty but it's garbage.

Cult movies ARE movies where only the cool kids 'get it.' That's the whole meaning of a cult movie. It's not for everyone. It's not mainstream. It's not hitting all quadrants. It's not obvious in its appeal.
post #17 of 108
I like plenty of cult films.
post #18 of 108
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I like plenty of cult films.
And I'm guessing there are others you don't like.

There's not one 'cult.'
post #19 of 108
I was correcting Devin, he misread what I wrote.
post #20 of 108
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Fair enough, as I was correcting you since you don't know what a cult film is.
post #21 of 108
Of course I do, this is ridiculous. I stand by my opinion, that I don't see LOTL becoming cult.
post #22 of 108
If Devin likes the film as being goofy oddball fun that is fine, but does he really have to provide some sort of intellectual cover by calling it a cult film?
Sorry, but Will Ferill being chased by dinosaurs is not Cult film material.
post #23 of 108
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Sorry, but Will Ferill being chased by dinosaurs is not Cult film material.
I'm glad you've cleared that up.
post #24 of 108
WF is really only chased by one dinosaur, so maybe it *is* cult material.
post #25 of 108
The movie probably just needs to lose the baggage of its title in order to find its cult audience. Give it a couple of years and it will probably be playing at midnight screenings for its avid followers while everyone else wonders what the fuss is all about.
post #26 of 108
This movie's actually really funny. I'm stunned. I walked in expecting my morbid curiousity about this terrible looking movie to be paid off in pain but wow, it was actually pretty good. There's a sequence when they first meet Enik and they start comparing the inside of the pylon/crystal prism to Snoopy's doghouse that had me gasping for air. It doesn't all work, and the Matt Lauer bit that pained me in the trailers absolutely sinks here, but once they get to the titular land and things start getting weird (I'm glad Devin pointed out the odd tone of the film because it really is strange) the film picks up quite a bit.
post #27 of 108
To be fair, nobody can call what a cult film is. It just happens. We'll have to wait a few years to know if this will be or not.
post #28 of 108
It's a funny flick. My only real problem with it is that McBride feels a little underutilized. But yeah, it's a total stoner movie. I went to a 12:30 p.m. screening that had a lot of kids with their parents in it, and several left when Ferrell mouthed "Fuck you" to Chaka.
post #29 of 108
Oh, and this is two Universal flicks in a row (after Drag Me to Hell) with the classic '70's/'80's Universal logo. Coincidence, or is Universal just using it now?
post #30 of 108
I, too had low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. I initially went just to throw my dollars in support of McBride and Friel, but I had a great time. It is really funny. There weren't too many laughs in the theatre I was in either, but I think it was because all the kids were like "what?" and all the parents were shocked into silence.
post #31 of 108
The kids at my showing fucking laughed their asses off every time Chaka did anything.
post #32 of 108
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Oh, and this is two Universal flicks in a row (after Drag Me to Hell) with the classic '70's/'80's Universal logo. Coincidence, or is Universal just using it now?
I hope they're just using it. My theater "froze" or whatever you call it at the end of the Carmike logo, then the sound crackled for a second (which is LOUD in a theater) and the classic Universal logo came up. I thought a technical error was giving me another viewing of Drag Me To Hell. No dice.
post #33 of 108
This movie's AWESOME. I laughed my ass off, and so did the rest of the people in the theater, which coincidentally was mostly adults.

SO many lines I loved in this flick.

***

"Cha-Ka... fuck you."

***

"...and you might get wet."


***

I definitely reccomend it to everyone. Blew away my expectations. I honestly didn't expect this movie to be this funny.

Basically, I agree with everything positive Devin said and at the same time I'm willing to downplay some of his critiques. It's a fun as hell movie; the entire cast is just gold.

If I seem way excited, I just got back not an hour ago from seeing this. And, I genuinely had a shit-load of fun with it. It's a shame the B.O. is looking weak, it's really a great movie.
post #34 of 108
Sorry to double-post, but I gotta add:

"I don't wanna die in a Hummer!"

I love this movie.
post #35 of 108
I like Will Ferrell, and the old Land of the Lost TV show, and the bad reviews gave me low expectations. So I smoked up a bongload and went to see it.

I thought it was pretty funny. Perfectly entertaining. Not at all un-enjoyable (like Terminator 4). The monkey was indeed hilarious. He reminded me of Ben Stiller, except funny
post #36 of 108
Wow, the lowered expectations tour did this film wonders. I think because it borders on being subversive. It's positively filthy at times, and I like this variant of the McBride schtick, if you will. When he gets to go off about his casino, or his bit about Fred Flinstone, there's a lot of great. The film also looks incredible, which I think makes it feel weird, it's one of the best shot comedies of the last couple. Very quotable, definitely a film that will find an audience at some point.
post #37 of 108
I was pretty impressed for the most part. The movie was funny, weird and nice to look at. And it let's you know almost immediately that it's not kids movie. Too bad the ads didn't do that.

"I call this baby the perfect woman. A big set of boobs, no head....and a handle."

"You should sit on this, Holly."

Ferrell, McBride and the guy who played Chaka are all funny. Most of the Dinosaur effects are well done and GRUMPY turns out to be a great character. I loved that Walnut gag and the teamup at the end. HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO UNDERSTOOD YOU!
Oh, and Nimoy! Where the hell did that come from?
post #38 of 108
Just got back from seeing this. Liked but did not love it. It almost plays like a Mad magazine type satire of the TV show. Laughed like hell when Marshall called Chaka a little shit, and the "Fuck you" line
The whole thing with Grumpy was great.
And Sleestak!

My only wish is that they had forgone the traditional comedy arc (one which all ex-SNLers tend to cling to for some reason): comedy hero starts as underdog, proves his worth, has a set back, temporarily gives up, then comes back strong while winning the girl. Would have been awesome if Chaka got the girl!

Definetly midnight movie material
post #39 of 108
If it wasn't for Devin's review, I'm not sure I would've seen this in theaters. But what a surprise. I enjoyed the bejesus out of this.

Getting a kick thinking of the parents that brought there young'uns with them for what they thought was a "family affair".

The ads have got to be some of the most misleading and misrepresented in quite some time. They mimicked a grand adventure with giant dinosaurs! Cute.
post #40 of 108
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
The movie probably just needs to lose the baggage of its title in order to find its cult audience.
Really? Cause I thought only the LOTL cult would even care about the title. It's already got a built-in cult audience. Krofft properties don't exactly have Disney saturation.
post #41 of 108
I thought this was so goddamned funny I might go see it again. I don't even remember the last time I went to see a movie in the theater twice.

don't let the misguided reviews fool you. This movie is a great Fuck You comedy. It's like a more friendly, logical version of Freddy Got Fingered.

What's clear to me in light of this movie's reviews is that leftwing koolaiders have latched onto Will Ferrell as being the root of all evil in the world today
post #42 of 108
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What's clear to me in light of this movie's reviews is that leftwing koolaiders have latched onto Will Ferrell as being the root of all evil in the world today
Yeah, we left-wingers really hate that guy who did a blazingly satirical sold-out Tony-nominated Broadway show about what a complete and utter buffoon Dubya was. You really nailed it.
post #43 of 108
Most are willing to forget that and just focus on Talladega Nights as they sneer down their noses at his slapstick, anti-PC style
post #44 of 108
Seriously, what planet do you live on where liberals were upset that Talledega Nights made fun of rednecks?
post #45 of 108
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Seriously, what planet do you live on where liberals were upset that Talledega Nights made fun of rednecks?
Everyone knows that the French don't really read Camus while driving and drinking espresso! What an unflattering stereotype!

DAMN YOU WILL FERRELL!!
post #46 of 108
Talladega Nights (like Will Ferrell himself) was and is most popular with NASCAR Fans, not the people who think the movie is making fun of rednecks
post #47 of 108
Keep moving those goalposts, dude.

First, it was "all the bad reviews for this film I like are because kool-aid drinking liberals think Will Ferrell is the root of all evil". No links to liberal rants or blogs or evidence of any kind provided, just a weird unsupported statement. One, in fact, which ignores that Devin, a fairly notorious liberal, gave the movie a positive review on this very website.

Second, goalposts moved to "well maybe liberals don't hate him, but they never forgave him for Talledega Nights", again, just a weird unsupported statement with no links to liberal rants about how scarily non-pc that movie was, because, as we all know, liberals are just knee-jerk pc reactionaries who always hate, um, something about NASCAR. And again, Devin loved the movie, for what it's worth.

Now, the goalposts move yet again to "well, maybe liberals kinda like Will, but the NASCAR crowd loves him even MORE! So THERE!". Again, no polls or links to back any of this up, just another weird statement pulled out of your ass.


Sorry to derail the thread, folks, that's all I'll post about this. I just thought the idea that liberals hate Will Ferrell because he's "politically incorrect" (a term that has no meaning anyway) to be hilarious.
post #48 of 108
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Originally Posted by cfMC View Post
Talladega Nights (like Will Ferrell himself) was and is most popular with NASCAR Fans, not the people who think the movie is making fun of rednecks
Ideology is the cart. Common sense, the bewildered horse.

Keep drawing those culture lines.
post #49 of 108
typical of the left in their reviews of Will Ferrell is the idea that they know what comedy is and that's that. and if you think otherwise, you are a criminal. anyone who likes LAND OF THE LOST is doing their part to assuage the epic douchebaggery of these socialist scum
post #50 of 108
<slowly backs out of thread so as not to startle it>
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