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the Downright Vindictive Detractor of DVDs – The Land of the Lost October 21, 2009

Posted by The Ringer in D.V.D. reviews..., movie reviews.
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In a land of man lizards and dinosaurs McBride, Ferrel and Friel were more surprised and disgusted by the Black Eyed Peas DirectTV commercial. Makes me want to vomit just thinking about it.

In a land of man lizards and dinosaurs McBride, Ferrel and Friel were more surprised and disgusted by the Black Eyed Peas DirectTV commercial. Makes me want to vomit just thinking about it.

Theatrophobic? Netflixiphiliac? Don’t trust your friends’ opinions? the Deceptively, Vindictive Detractor is here to tell you which rentals are worth being burned onto plastic, and which are expensive coasters.

The Land of the Lost (2009) – Will Ferrell and Danny McBride get lost in the past, present and future land of cro magnon men, humoid lizards and pineapple flavored heroin. That’s right, the H Train in fruit form. Overall The Land of the Lost is disappointing. Though since no one anticipated it to be entertaining then it has a surprising amount of laughs. Ferrell is a watered down version of Ricky Bobby, Chaz Michael Michaels, Ron Burgendy, and/or Jackie Moon. He manages to squeeze out a couple choice lines like exclaiming ‘Captain Kirks nipples!’ when caught off guard. Danny McBride mostly struggles through the 90 minutes and doesn’t bring anything special to the screen. The special effects are better than a direct to DVD sci-fi fair, not by much but they suffice. That dude from Lonely Island puts down the best performance of all the actors as the mongaloid ‘Chaka’ which gets most of his laughs from grabbing Anna Friel’s boob. That should sum up how watered down the comedy is in Will Ferrell’s latest flick. A monkey grabbing a semi-hot English lady’s boob.

Verdict – For Ferrellfiles only. Or if you have an eighth that you need to smoke before the sun comes up and you’ve already watched seasons 1 through 3 of Arrested Development and need to wind down by watching something dumb before eating your 20th bowl of cereal. Mmmmm… Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs…

Downright Vindictive Detractor Extras:

This movie got people fired from high paying jobs while simultaneously pissing off anti-smoking advocates. Hmmm, Will Ferrell, while being not quite as funny as he should be, got doucheington Hollywood douches fired from jobs they don’t deserve but also got douchier anti-smoking advocates press… I guess that’s a wash. Seriously, AMAA stop telling smokers to not smoke. They know it’s horrible for them. They know it makes them smell like a frat house basement and taste like Amy Winehouse. But damn it, tobacco can be delicious and provides a quick, cheap buzz. Not to mention it’s been a part of human society since before complaining was invented by the British.

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