Land of the Lost (2009)
Director: Brad Silberling
Writer:Chris Henchy, Dennis McNicholas (movie writing) Sid & Marty Krofft (tv show)
Starring: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride
dr. guy creates some sort of time machine using tachyons and crystals. he and a fan/ college chick and some hick trailer guy go back in time and have an "adventure" trying to get back.
i'm not exactly sure why i put this on the queue. i knew it was going to be bad and not really funny, but it was really bad, and not funny at ALL. usually i expect some funny out of will ferrell. i like his sense of humor. i think his humor is found in his randomness, and this movie didn't have a shred of random in it. that goes for danny mcbride too. it felt extremely rehearsed. (maybe, perhaps a misguided attempt at cheese?) it was a similar feeling to the point in which i stopped watching saturday night live. the skits went on for twice as long as they should have, to the point where the joke wasn't funny anymore. the plot was unfunny stupid too.
the show was great. the appeal of the show was the cheese factor. when studios dump tons of money into comedy remakes of low budget cheese it tends to fail miserably. the magic mixture has been tampered with. like all those cold products that had to change it's ingredients or be put behind the counter. add this to the ranks of dayquil. terrible and ineffective.