Monday, June 8, 2009

Land of the Hangover

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

The Hangover
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


  1. I have wanted to see Hangover so bad. Glad you liked it, I can't wait to see it.

  2. omg the hangover is hilarioussssssssssss. my boyfriend was practically crying he was laughing so hard. when we left, he was like, welp theres my ab workout done ! haha

  3. I saw Up and The Hangover this weekend and thought they were both great. I fell in love a little bit with the old man from up. :)

  4. I heard that the Hangover is hilarious!!! My roommate says I have to go see it b/c it reminded her of guys that we end up hanging out with sometimes....

  5. I have heard so much good things about the Hangover! I think I need to see it ASAP!

  6. I've heard the same thing about Land of the Lost. I've heard it's not kid friendly what so ever!

  7. i saw Land of the Lost when I was SUPER tired and just needed a laugh, and while the jokes were pretty DID make me laugh!!

    I was disappointed with the Hangover though :( I LOVED the premise, but I thought they could've done much better...anyways, I know I'm the only one who thinks so but oh well! ;)