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January 5th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Land of the Lost Poster

There are a few things about this poster that confuse me.

First, the poster seems to position Land of the Lost as a pretty straight fantasy/adventure. However, both the film and the poster star Will Ferrell, who isn’t exactly known for playing it straight. So, is this a more serious turn for Will? Or is it a more comedic interpretation of the concept?

The second thing is that the poster has a very retro look, both in the contents of the image and in its style. Even the title is reminiscent of the original (and rather old) Land of the Lost. These might mean that the new film embraces it’s roots and updates the original while still maintaining it’s overall feel. But I find it hard to believe they actually went in that direction, especially considering the star.

So basically the poster is telling me this is a reasonably serious fantasy/adventure with a retro look and lots of love for the original, but my prejudices don’t really let me believe that is what the film will actually be. I hope my prejudices are wrong, because that sounds like a movie I might want o watch.

Confusions aside let me just say that I quite like the look of the poster, but the boat and its passengers feel a little out of place. They are both too real and too silly to fit in with the background.

(Via Cinematical)

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  • 1

    i completely agree. i think they made the right move with will ferrell because i defy anyone to make a LAND OF THE LOST movie and not make it look like JURASSIC PARK. going the CHARLIE’S ANGELS/STARSKY & HUTCH route and goofing on it was the best idea. i remember hearing a few years ago hasselhoff wanted to do a straight KNIGHT RIDER feature and universal wanted to make a comedy out of it with ben stiller as michael knight. universal would have been right.

    but here, they should have had ferrell in the foreground screaming like an idiot or oblivious there were dinosaurs behind him. and is it just me or would anyone else rather they kept the amazingingly fake superimposed dinosaurs and had ferrell run from that? go completely TEAM AMERICA stupid with it.

    james ford on January 6th, 2009
  • 2

    Actually, I don’t mind the boat and the passengers. It makes the tag line “Right place, wrong time” make sense.

    Pristine on January 10th, 2009
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