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It's The LAND OF THE LOST Super Bowl Spot!! Chaka!! Sleestacks!! Dinos!! Production Values??

Merrick here...
The Super Bowl SPot for LAND OF THE LOST is now online, giving us our first substantive look at the film. I really like the time warp's dumping ground - that's pretty cool. Here's an embed of the spot:



And no, Chaka does not look like Harry as a little boy (details HERE). Chaka is much cuter.

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  • Jan. 31, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST


    by mattforce7


  • Jan. 31, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Why the exclamation marks...

    by kwisatzhaderach though this was something good?

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Mindless summer fun

    by Redfive!

    thats all

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    the effects look weak

    by bullet3

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    My kids'll wanna see this...

    by Mistahtibbs

    Me....not so much. Although I do dig FX work so that would be why. Sure as hell wouldn't be Will Ferrell. heh. j/k Ferrell is like Jack Black. Awesome in small doses but as the concentration rises you begin to behave erratically and go into overdose and have a seizure. Just. Old. Fast. Sorry Will. MT

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    This movie will be a

    by welsh12uk

    half baked turd in a shit pie.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Another remake that ignores what made the original charming.

    by Mooseboy

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Effects Are Doo Doo Brown

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    I like movies in day light though. Well day light special fx. But they suck

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    I want some Golram T. Rex's in a movie

    by Jodet

    That doesn't suck. HOW FRAKKING HARD COULD THAT BE???? EH????

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST


    by dr sauch


  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    remember when Will Ferrell was gonna be funny?

    by Jugdish

    Still waiting for that day. Guess he works great in 2 minutes skits..90 minutes one- don't think those work for him.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    I wonder if at the end

    by Manos

    the father will be lost and Uncle Jack will appear.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Oh for fuck's sake.....

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    Ok, I'll say it. Will Ferrell is going to rape my childhood. Lubeless.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    If only we were that lucky...

    by TheMarineBiologist

    I'd wish a t-rex really did bite off Will Ferrell's head.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    It's cute, that's about it

    by terry1978

    I can't really say anything else about it sans that. Won't be clamoring to see it because they turned the kids into 20-something partners of Marshall, but may sneak into a matinee in summer.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    I say we let him gooooo

    by purplemonkeydw

    I feel like Pee-Wee in the biker bar scene. Looks like a fun movie, alright? I said it...and I still say the new Chaka looks like Jamie Kennedy.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    This has the same tage line (GET LOST!) as...

    by mansuper

    The 1998 "Lost in Space" movie, and we all know what a pile of shit that was, although I'm guessing Harry gave it a favorable review.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    There's no way Will

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    survived the final shot in that trailer.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    The only reason I watched the original was to see the: T-REX

    by Iron-kong

    it was all about the T-rex

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    It's not like the original was high art...

    by MrD

    ...but sadly it was a really interesting premise to base a semi-serious SF adventure film on. I was hoping for something more along the line of Ghostbusters or Galaxy Quest, in which you could have humorous characters in odd and often dire circumstances, but still have an actual sense of threat. When a T-Rex is used for teh funny, I'm pretty sure they're not going in that direction.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    of course he did cholera

    by Dijjot

    but yeah this looks like 09's journey to the center of the earth. just a little bit more appealing. no, i just said that.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    That looks way better than I ever expected

    by SifoDyasJr.

    Might actually be pretty good.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Looks like total shit. Exactly what I expected.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Fuck this movie.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    A not so silly TV show

    by SnootyBoots

    Even though it was a saturday morning kid show some big name sci fi talents contributed some pretty heady stuff to that show.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    I liked the original...

    by viola123

    I mean, at the time, I didn't. But as I've gotten older, I guess I've gotten nostalgic and I remember it having a lot more charm than what this movie suggests. Ugh. It looks like they're going to make it one big joke, like that Brady Bunch movie from years ago. I don't like that approach and yeah, from upthread, I remember when Will Ferrell was funny too. For me, it was when he was on SNL doing cheer routines. ... And wait. What?! They spent money on a SUPER BOWL ad on THIS?!! ... OK, that's ridiculous and makes me dislike this even more.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    SFX look fake enough to be a Brendan Frasier movie.

    by chrismata

    I'm watching Battlestar Galactica right now after not watching the last two seasons. Admiral and Madam President are bed buddies? WTF? This show officially sucks now.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Danny McBride...

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    ...will be worth the matinee price.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST


    by technotranceporter

    I used that punctuation on purpose? Oops, not that one. Anyway, what the fuck is wrong with you talkbackers? I'm amazed. Will Ferrel Ans Danny McBride and Dinosaurs and Will Ferrell! WTF? I just watched Anchorman and had forgotten how funny that movie is. This movie will be great. Seriously. Better than G.I.Joe.But only slightly better than Year One.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Lost and Islands

    by technotranceporter

    Have you seen the new Lost preview for the next episode? Holy Balls. Now THAT looks good. I love you Faraday.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    the last shot of the trailer

    by thewizardofoz

    Was actually shot using ichat.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Looks okay.

    by mrfan

    Hope they at least keep the theme music.

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I'm ready

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    This was a childhood fave. Looks okay for the kids, Sleestacks are looking good, just wish Grumpy was a hand puppet

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Looks like shit. No surprise. Also,

    by Gungan Slayer

    anyone else notice how aicn has always been overtly positive and excited about this project? Not that there's anything wrong with that, I mean, it's not my site afterall, but still...

  • Jan. 31, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    just stabbed my childhood in the heart

    by bacci40

    this project was perfect to be updated and done in a serious way...but no...these fucks think the original is a joke...well fuck them and fuck ferrell...fucking no talent hack...only funny thing he has done is his impression of bush...and bush aint the prez any longer...RETIRE YOU HACK

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    by lsleelee

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Fuuuuuuuck this guy

    by lsleelee

    Seriously, we've got to stop letting Will Ferrell be in movies, people!

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Sleestacks look pretty much identical!

    by Orionsangels

    I dunno, I'm trying to hate will ferrell like the rest of you. I hated him in Semi-pro, but I found myself laughing at the idea of Will Ferrell being chased by a T-Rex.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    gay gay gay

    by disfigurehead

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Looks very FUNNY! :D

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Despite my extreme reluctance to like this remake of my cherished LAND OF THE LOST memories, I found myself laughing out loud watching this. Will Farrell is really a funny guy! "Matt Lauer can EAT IT!!!" Great stuff. :)

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    what does that chick yell..

    by Mundungus

    right before "Matt Lauer can eat it!"? <p> should I care? <p> I watched the damn scene 10 times & I still haven't a clue. I brain is trying to make something funny out of whatever babble is there, but I can't.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Thought that looked alright

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Dont know the original so have no preconceptions. Looks like fun for the whole family lol ;)

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST


    by Anna Valerious

    The catchphrase of the summer!

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with fun for the whole family?

    by JDanielP

    Answer: Nothing.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Wow, that hi-rez version is sweet! Looks like fun!

    by JDanielP

    Hope it's as fun as it could be.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Don't really care for the desert scene.

    by mrfan

    Prefer them in the jungle scene.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Looks decent

    by Dr. Chim Richalds

    It's Land of the Fucking Lost, people. Relax.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I agree with JDanielP

    by Orionsangels

    We do act pretty high and mighty around here, like our taste is so much more sophisticated than what we're being served. Then we make WANTED #1 at the box office. You deserve the meal you get, even if it's a shit sandwich

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I didn't make Wanted #1

    by Gungan Slayer

    Just to clear the facts up. a fucking loom? please...

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Never saw the original. That looked pretty good.

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    I like Will F. I like dinosaurs. I like laughing. I'll probably like this.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    lets see you do better Frodo T. Baggins

    by ironic_name

    you are a piece of corn in shit that is aicn.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Matt Lauer can eat- MATT LAUER GOTTA EAT!!

    by Zandunga

    That is all.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Will Farrell, ugh....check, please

    by crankyoldguy

    The original "Land of the Lost" was Saturday morning fare for kids. And that's all this could possibly be, but a film version. You have kids 10 and under, take them - I'll take mine. My wife's nostalgic about it, because she grew up with show. I remember it, but was already older and though it was dumb. But I can't understand anyone getting overly worked up about this. Especially when the insufferable Farrell, who IS NOT FUNNY, is in this. And this should not be funny, but played kind of straight to be true to original show.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    on the other hand, watching the trailer again..

    by crankyoldguy

    ....if the T. Rex variations ate Farrell's head, it might be the best film of the year, but only if I don't have to see his one-trick pony comedy junk being hyped all over ever again.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I don't know what to think...

    by lynxpro

    The Sleestaks look better than ever but the CGI does not look convincing on the T-Rexes. Sure, the effects do look better than *A Sound of Thunder* but that film had a majorly doomed production coupled with an extremely low budget. To me, it looks a bit more like *Primeval* (the British show, not the also krappy SciFi Channel production) than the original *Land of the Lost* but with the obvious elements from *Land of the Lost* thrown in. It was odd to see the Golden Gate Bridge wrecked in it...perhaps time warps are moving objects from the past into a distant alternative future or something is my guess. Still, I'll keep my fingers crossed because the last time I heard, they were trying to make this a little more serious than the obvious family comedy they were originally aiming for.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    I'm in a severe minority

    by liljuniorbrown

    I like the guy. I think he's funny. The unrated version of Anchorman ,in my opinion,is comedy genius. I watched Semi Pro again last night and found it to be not nearly as funny, but it still had some really funny moments to it. I guess i'm easily amused by that song in Semi Pro saved the movie for me. I have no interest in seeing Land of the Lost.No more than I did Kicking and Screaming. I think his bread and butter is R rated stuff like Step Brothers and Old School.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    This actually looks better than TF2 or GIJOE.

    by Orbots Commander

    For breezy summer fan, I think I'll actually pay to see THIS one. It really looks like a fun, and funny, movie. And sue me, but Will Ferrel in the right film vehicle can be great.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST


    by HyphenatedWords

    I heard that next year Steven Spielberg is going to release a dinosaur movie called "Jurassic Park," and it's supposed to have unbelievable, realistic, jaw-dropping special effects. I can't wait to see where they take the state of the industry!<br> <br> Oh.<br> <br> That was sixteen years ago.<br> <br> <br> <br> SIXTEEN FUCKING YEARS!<br> <br> As for this film... looks fun. I would have taken it in a different direction, because the original show was damn creepy, but I'll lay my money down for this.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    MrD, Ghostbusters or Galaxy Quest?

    by bah

    Did you see either of those movies? This looks like it's *exactly* in that vein. Which of those did not use it's monsters to humorous effect? Do you really think that T-Rex scene was sillier than Sta-Puft?

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    This trailer piqued my interest

    by bah

    I dislike Ferrell and didn't give a flip about this before seeing this. Now, I'm half-interested.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    And nice Tardis

    by bah

    Seriously, doesn't the abandoned police box give it at least a little geek cred?

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Journey to the Center of the earth

    by Bishop6

    with a different cast. Kids only.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Target Audiences

    by yubnubrocks

    Looks for good for kids 9+. I for one am tired of the lack of PG movies (I have an 8 year old). Pretty much all movies are PG-13 these days, a few R, some G, and hardly any PG ones. I'd like to see this on PG. Hard to find movies for kids 8-13. Mall Cop, finally, there was one, and it was ok - my son loved it.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Haha this site is hilarious sometimes

    by Alientoast

    I swear if they made a Strawberry Shortcake movie, half the talkback would be filled with people crying that it rapes the source material, they got her outfit wrong, or it's not taking the premise seriously or it's too dark.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Ferrell doesn't do it for me anymore

    by DDMAN26

    But he seems to be taking a page out of Stiller's and Sandler's handbook. Big name comedic actor in a special effects heavy film(Night At the Museum/Bedtime Stories). But this one will be a rental, maybe maybe.

  • Feb. 1, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Oh and Year One looks like complete and total shit

    by DDMAN26

    I was stunned at just how unfunny that looked.

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Not bad, playing more for laughs... could be fun

    by KillaKane

    After Step Bros Ferrel's watchable again

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    You know...for kids!

    by Christopher3

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST


    by LegoKenobi

    well, at least the sleestack look good. if they screw up those -- particularly enik! -- i'll be pissed.

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by imascooby1985

    Surprisingly, Talkbackers are hard to please. Honestly I think this looks like it could be fun and I personally like Will Ferrell. Face facts people, the original was really cheesy uninspired show. Quit acting shocked that they actually tried to do decent effects in this film.

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    welcome to AIACTB

    by ArcadianDS

    Aint It Another Chance To Bitch<p> Seriously, kids - the original premise was stupid. A family whitewater rafting trip that includes a waterfall that makes Angel Falls look like a public drinking fountain that teleports you a billion years into the past to meet early man primates and lizard aliens is just so tight and well envisioned, amirite?<p> The story need a punch to make any kind of sense. Think about the title: Land of the Lost. So now we learn that it refers to all the objects and items we have lost over time. Like a galactic lost and found.<p> I think its a fun premise and a fresh take on a stale backstory. None of the gags in the preview felt over-the-top "Im kommeeng for joo Rickki Bubbie" campy.<p> But dont let me rob you of ACTB

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    the chick's line, and i watched it once

    by ArcadianDS

    "What does this mean???"

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Will Ferrell in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    by mysterygirlx11

    Remember Will's name was Marshall Will N.Holly --right?? I always laughed at that because it was a reference to Land of the Lost. Were they planning Will Ferrell to star in LOTL waaay back then or was it coincidence or "time warp"

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    no, it's a coincidence. pretty funny one too.

    by jig98

    looking forward to this movie. the matt lauer line is funny as hell.

  • Feb. 2, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    I may be alone in this...

    by Blue_Demon

    but I prefer slightly jerky stop-motion dinosaurs over cheap-looking cgi. Were the Chiodo Brothers busy? Also, I agree with the Talkbacker above, it should be a jungle setting. The desert looks boring.<p>The Sleestaks look great, though. I'll be seeing this one.

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    it looks damn cool to me...

    by The Amazing G

    I love the "time warp's dumping ground" as Merrick put it, I was interested before, but now I'm actually really excited

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Remake Hogan's Heroes!

    by ricarleite

    Or maybe Diary of Anne Frank, the perfect material for a multi-camera live audience sitcom! Hilarious!

  • Feb. 3, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Another "Night at the Museum" set on an island

    by football

    Yawn!! It amazes me that some people actually think that shit was funny!! I bet I only laugh once at this as virtually all Hollywood comedies are now puerile clones of each other. TV is now where America comedy rules, not the movies.