Land of the Lost (2000) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
I had forgotten just how good they where. Mind you you do have to put it all in context. This is a Saturday morning show by the same people that brought you Sigmund and the Sea Monsters and the immortal H.R. Puffnstuff. The only acting to be found, when it’s found is over-acting. The dialog is at times head-slappingly bad, and the constant bickering between Will and Holly gets so annoying, you have to wonder why Marshal doesn’t throw himself down the Sleestack pit. The special effects range from the “actually pretty darn good for the budget” sort, to the downright laughable. But then again that’s part of the charm.
The dinosaurs are fairly well done for the time, especially Dopey—I mean you gotta love Dopey. The Sleestack are still one of the best bad guys ever invented, and the overall concept is actually quite well written.
That’s really where the strength of the series is—in the big picture moments and details regarding the pillons, crystals, and the inner workings of the world.
Having still been in diapers for at least part of the series’ original run, I didn’t have any clue who some of the people working on the show where, Gerald, Niven, Koenig. I was still young enough to be scared by Big Alice and Grumpy, how could I know who David Gerald was? But thirty years later when I rented the first disc of season one, just for the nostalgia factor, I rediscovered that the series was actually good enough to re-watch the entire thing. Yes I spent plenty of time laughing and shaking my head at the bad bits, but I was pleasantly surprised just how good the good bits actually where.
About Land of the Lost (2000)
Starring: Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Philip Paley, Spencer Milligan, Ron Harper
Runtime: 100 minutes