Like any normal weekend, me and the Boy went to at least one movie over the weekend. And like any normal Monday, well.. Let's start with
Land of the Lost
First off this wasn't a movie I was dying to see. I do remember having reruns of the T.V. show come on when I was younger, but I that they were boring so I would always change the channel. So I didn't have a strong sense of nostalgia towards it. But I do like dinosaurs. Honestly, any time I see a preview with dinosaurs in it I want to see it. I mean I even saw the awful Disney film Dinosaur a few years back. Didn't see that? Well don't, it was awful.
But back to Land of the Lost. We saw this on a Sunday matinee. And the marketing campaign made it seem like a family friendly film. And there were dinosaurs, and what kid doesn't like dinosaurs. But I'm not sure the producers quite understand what family film means. Showing half-naked girls with hair long enough to barely cover certain parts of their body. I wouldn't call that family friendly. A lot of jokes that me and the Boy would look at each other like, "Seriously? There's a 4-year-old girl a few seats down from us." I'm guessing they assumed most of the jokes would go over the head of any kids watching the movie. But I'm still not sure why they would market it as a family friendly movie, when it was so clearly not. Granted it was rated PG-13, but I'm sure was awfully close to making an R.
Overall, it was assuming, as long as you're not looking for a film to take little kids to see. But I would say if you're looking for a comedy, then you should go see
I will say that when we went to go see this Friday night I was so tired I wasn't sure if I would be able to stay awake for the whole thing. But did that wake me up! Laugh out loud funny the entire time, plenty of unexpected happenings, and well there's a tiger in it! I do remember hearing someone say the following after it was over, "That's the type of movie I need to watch over and over, so I can memorize the whole thing and quote it."
And yes, The Hangover was far less family friendly than Land of the Lost, but it was most definitely not marketed to be family friendly. That's the big catch. And The Hangover had better previews. Overall, go see The Hangover and if you want to see a family movie, go see Up
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