It's The LAND OF THE LOST Super Bowl Spot!! Chaka!! Sleestacks!! Dinos!! Production Values??
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
Jan. 31, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST
...as though this was something good?
Jan. 31, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST
Jan. 31, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST
Jan. 31, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST
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
half baked turd in a shit pie.
Jan. 31, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST
Jan. 31, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST
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
That doesn't suck. HOW FRAKKING HARD COULD THAT BE???? EH????
Jan. 31, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST
by dr sauch
BURN THEM AND SALT THE EARTH!
Jan. 31, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST
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
the father will be lost and Uncle Jack will appear.
Jan. 31, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST
Ok, I'll say it. Will Ferrell is going to rape my childhood. Lubeless.
Jan. 31, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST
I'd wish a t-rex really did bite off Will Ferrell's head.
Jan. 31, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST
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 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
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
by 'Cholera's Ghost
survived the final shot in that trailer.
Jan. 31, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST
it was all about the T-rex
Jan. 31, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST
...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
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
Might actually be pretty good.
Jan. 31, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST
Fuck this movie.
Jan. 31, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST
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 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
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
...will be worth the matinee price.
Jan. 31, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST
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
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
Was actually shot using ichat.
Jan. 31, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST
Hope they at least keep the theme music.
Jan. 31, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST
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
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
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, 12:22 a.m. CST
Seriously, we've got to stop letting Will Ferrell be in movies, people!
Feb. 1, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST
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
Feb. 1, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST
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
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
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
Feb. 1, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST
Hope it's as fun as it could be.
Feb. 1, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST
Prefer them in the jungle scene.
Feb. 1, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST
by Dr. Chim Richalds
It's Land of the Fucking Lost, people. Relax.
Feb. 1, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST
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
by Gungan Slayer
Just to clear the facts up. a fucking loom? please...
Feb. 1, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST
I like Will F. I like dinosaurs. I like laughing. I'll probably like this.
Feb. 1, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST
you are a piece of corn in shit that is aicn.
Feb. 1, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST
That is all.
Feb. 1, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST
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
....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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Seriously, doesn't the abandoned police box give it at least a little geek cred?
Feb. 1, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST
with a different cast. Kids only.
Feb. 1, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST
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
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
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
I was stunned at just how unfunny that looked.
Feb. 2, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST
After Step Bros Ferrel's watchable again
Feb. 2, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST
Feb. 2, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST
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
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
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
"What does this mean???"
Feb. 2, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST
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
looking forward to this movie. the matt lauer line is funny as hell.
Feb. 2, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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.
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