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'''''Land of the Lost''''' is the [[TheFilmOfTheSeries motion picture version]] of the [[Series/LandOfTheLost NBC series of the same name]], released in the summer of 2009, featuring Will Ferrell.

The story focuses on Rick Marshall, a somewhat pompous paleontologist whose career was waylaid after a disastrous TV interview where his theories of time warps were ridiculed, to which he now works as a lowly job at a Tar Pit tourist attraction. However, he's approached by a college student, Holly Cantrell, who believes his theories could be right after showing him proof via a fossil of a cigarette lighter, and a crystal that gives off tachyon energy. After building an amplifier for it, they head for a cave that gives off the same energy. Joined by Will Stanton, the gift shop owner where the cave is located, the three venture in and find a time warp where they fall in. Winding up in the alternate world where objects of various cultures and periods litter the land and populated by primate-like beings (such as their friend, Cha-ka), dinosaurs and lizard people. It's the find of a century! But can the group survive the world's dangers and more importantly, find a way back to their world.

The film is more comedic and slapsticky than the series, but also includes drug-use sequences and plenty of sexual humor, making the marketing campaign's partial targeting of children highly confusing. It's more a parody (described as such by Ferrell himself) than actually bearing any relation to the series.
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!!''Land of the Lost'' provides examples of:

* ActionDressRip: Holly, after they arrive in the jungle, rips her pant legs off and turns them into shortshorts.
* AdaptationalVillainy
** Enik in the show, while a bit of a jerk, was one of the Marshalls' allies. The same can't be said for his incarnation in the movie.
** Inverted in the case of the Zarn, who is a good guy in the movie and was murdered by Enik while giving a warning against him.
* AliensAndMonsters: The Sleestak.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Enik
* AlienSky: The Land has three moons.
* AlternateUniverse
* AnotherDimension
* AppliedPhlebotinum
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: How Marshall escapes after being eaten by Grumpy.
* BetterThanABareBulb: The movie has a ''lot'' of LampshadeHanging, played for laughs.
* BigDamnHero: Marshall and Grumpy.
* BizarreSexualDimorphism: [[spoiler:The females of Cha-ka's race are {{Nubile Savage}}s.]]
* BookEnds: Marshall's confrontational ''Today Show'' appearances with interviewer Matt Lauer.
* ChekhovsGun: Two major ones - the fossil of a lighter is a perfect fit for Marshall's lighter, which he will drop later in the movie. The tachyon crystal Holly's wearing also becomes important.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Rick Marshall is a serious hardcase, though all three main characters qualify.
* ComedicSociopathy: Some moments of in the movie rely on this. When an ice-cream vendor end up on The Land and is attacked by dromaeosaurs, our heroes just watch (and film), not showing the slightest bit of empathy. Likewise, when Rick is drained of blood by a giant mosquito, his companions just stare, never making a move to help him.
* CreativeClosingCredits
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Done by Marshall and Will with ''molted Sleestak skins.'' It's not as {{Squick}}y as it sounds, though.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* GodivaHair: [[spoiler:Cha-ka's wives.]]
* GreenRocks: The light crystals.
* [[spoiler:IChooseToStay: Will]]
* ItCanThink: Grumpy doesn't take well to having his brain compared to a walnut. He even dumps a giant walnut outside their cave, just to prove a point.
-->'''Stanton:''' Yep, this is definitely between him and you...
* {{Jerkass}}: Rick Marshall -- not that his companions are much better. The only time they show any kind of camaraderie is when they're stoned out of their minds.
* JustEatHim: Grumpy and Marshall.
* LostWorld
* MushroomSamba: The narcotic fruits.
* NewscasterCameo: Matt Lauer interviews Rick on ''Series/{{Today}}''.
* NonHumanSidekick: Cha-ka
* OnlySaneMan: Holly to an extent, though she appears at times to not utilize the sense she has been bestowed with.
* OntologicalMystery
* PeopleInRubberSuits
* PlotHole: It's hard to believe that some of the things that obviously went missing from the present weren't missed by anyone.
* PowerCrystal
* ProportionatelyPonderousParasites: giant blood sucking insects that swell greatly when drinking blood.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent
* SaharanShipwreck
* TakeThat: "''Matt Lauer can suck it!''"
* TemptingFate: Dr. Marshall does it so often that it's lampshaded.
* TooDumbToLive: All the protagonists.
* SuperPersistentPredator: Grumpy the ''T. rex''. Very slightly justified in that Marshall dumped urine of an herbivorous dinosaur on himself, thinking it would camouflage him. Doesn't explain why the ''T. rex'' was chasing them so much earlier in the movie, though. That was just... [[ItsPersonal spite.]]
-->'''Stanton:''' He's looking at you.\\
'''Marshall:''' He's looking at all of us!\\
'''Stanton:''' No... he's looking at ''[[ItsPersonal you!]]''
* TrappedInAnotherWorld
* TyrannosaurusRex
* UrineTrouble
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