Land of the Lost and Maiden Heist   April 25th, 2010

Originally Written 01/24/10

Land of the Lost was a better movie than I was expecting, though admittedly I had low expectations. There were some groaner parts, but overall it was amusing and entertaining, if not high cinema.

They did some nice touches to reference the Sid and Marty Kroft TV show and I liked the visuals of lost world outside space and time. There were some fun creature designs too. The characters weren’t that great, but it was a fun little adventure. It’s nothing special but makes for a good popcorn flic.

The Maiden Heist was a fun find in the video store. Christopher Walken, Morgan Freeman and William H. Macey play three security guards working an art museum, each one of them fascinated, no obsessed with a specific painting or statue. When they find out a large part of the gallery is being shipped to a museum in Denmark, they decide to save the pieces love by stealing them and replacing them with forged copies.

What follows is the planning and bumpy execution of an amateur museum heist. It’s quirky and uneven and a bit forced in places, but it had some sweet moments too. It was also fun to watch the three commanding actors having fun playing understated roles.

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