New Universal Posters: Fast and Furious / Land of the Lost
Universal has debuted two new posters just in time for Christmas, one for Fast & Furious, the other for Land of the Lost. With the holiday season wrapping up and a few weeks of downtime coming up, the studios are putting out as much early media as they can to let us know what's coming down the line in 2009. Not that we needed to remind anyone that these two movies existed, but at least we now have posters. To be honest, I'm not impressed with either. The Fast & Furious poster is just "look how big my engine is" and Land of the Lost seems like an uninspired design reminiscent of Journey to the Center of the Earth.
First up is the poster for Fast & Furious, the fourth film from the franchise. Thanks to MTV for debuting this poster today. We've already seen a teaser trailer, so this isn't anything surprisingly new.
Fast and Furious is directed by up-and-coming Taiwanese filmmaker Justin Lin, of Better Luck Tomorrow, Annapolis, and of course, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The screenplay was written by Chris Morgan, of Cellular, Tokyo Drift, and Wanted. Fast and Furious races into theaters on April 3rd, 2009.
Next up we have the poster for Will Ferrell's Land of the Lost, inspired by the classic 1970's TV show. Thanks to Cinematical for debuting this poster today. We haven't seen a trailer for this yet.
Land of the Lost is directed by Brad Silberling, of Casper, City of Angels, Moonlight Mile, Lemony Snicket, and 10 Items or Less previously. "Saturday Night Live" writer Dennis McNicholas and "Entourage" writer Chris Henchy together wrote the screenplay for the film, which is a remake of a 1970's TV show of the same name. Land of the Lost hits theaters everywhere this summer on June 5th, 2009.
Reader Feedback - 20 Comments
pretty sure that was the point of the Will Ferrell one
Trystan on Dec 22, 2008
There not that bad Alex. I for one can't stand Fast & the Furious, the entire movie trilogy, but that poster looks pretty cool. Fans would be happy i'm sure to see the "Original Parts" back. As for the Land of the Lost, I for one have never heard of this 70's tv show, so the poster gives me a good insight as to what to expect from this film....big dinosaurs and Will Ferrell
BILLY on Dec 22, 2008
As much as I want the 4th Fast and the Furious movie to be good im getting bad feelings that it won't be. And i havent really enjoyed Will Farrell in non comedy movies. I actually fell asleep in Stranger in Fiction. So as much as i want to enjoy Fast and Furious and as much as i enjoyed the Land of the Lost Nickelodeon show, Im losing faith in both movies
Chris on Dec 22, 2008
will ferrell - nuke the fridge
crabby on Dec 22, 2008
In spite of the fact that it may be a bit too soon to see a re-tread of "Journey to the Center of the Earth". I must say that is a great poster. It looks like "National Lampoon's Vacation VS Jurassic Park". And if that is the premise, it should be much better than "Journey to the Center of the Earth". However, if the trailer shows that Will Ferrell is just up to his usual low-brow humor and over the top characters, then that might drive people away.
SS on Dec 22, 2008
I like the Fast and Furious one actually.
Ryan on Dec 22, 2008
4, what is this "Nuking The Fridge" i see everywhere?
Al on Dec 22, 2008
7, Hint: Indiana Jones 4.
nem on Dec 22, 2008
7, Nuke the fridge is a colloquialism used to refer to the moment in a film series that is so incredible that it lessens the excitement of subsequent scenes that rely on more understated action or suspense, and it becomes apparent that a certain installment is not as good as a previous installments, due to ridiculous or low quality storylines, events or characters. The term comes from the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in which, near the start of the movie, Harrison Ford's character survives a nuclear detonation by climbing into a kitchen fridge, which is then blown hundreds of feet through the sky whilst the town disintegrates. He then emerges from the fridge with no apparent injury. Later in the movie, the audience is expected to fear for his safety in a normal fistfight. Fans of the Indiana Jones series found the absurdity of this event in the film to be the best example of the lower quality of this installment in the series, and thus coined the phrase, "nuke the fridge".
nem on Dec 22, 2008
wait land of the lost isn't funny?
LeeMan on Dec 22, 2008
9, thanks for the explanation. Honestly though, i didnt find Indy 4 to be that bad. It wasnt as good as the previous three, but still not as bad as some say. Sure Ford jumping in a fridge to escape the explosion was very ludicrous, but when you think about a lot of the original three movies had parts that didn't really makes sense themselves. (i.e. the dude in Temple of Doom ripping the sacrifices still beating heart out of his chest, or when the Arc of the Covenant is opened in Raiders, and everyones faces melt off)
Al on Dec 22, 2008
I know, it's not like diving out of a falling airplane in an inflatable raft and then sliding down the mountain in it was meant to be realistic. So I'm not sure why people were expecting realism or non-ridiculousness in Indy 4.
Chris C. on Dec 22, 2008
#12 - My thoughts exactly - I don't get why some people get their panties all in a wad over Indy 4 - the entire series is an homage to the old serials - like those were realistic - and like Indy 2 was any better. (In my book, Indy 2 is one of the worst movies ever made. Kate Capshaw couldn't act herself out of bag. I was 18 when that was released and I was so depressed because Romancing The Stone was a much better movie. And I didn't like that one either.) I reluctantly look forward to LOTL - it takes me back to my childhood (the original was my favorite Saturday morning shows as a kid). And I pretty much like Will Farrell, I just hate most of his movies so we'll see. When is Roland Emmerich going to re-make H.R. PufNStuff? Fast & Furious - is this the one with the Diesel/Walker mutual masturbation scene? Oh no, that was Willem Dafoe and Greg Kinnear - I keep getting that mixed up.
Human Horn on Dec 22, 2008
Apparently Alex hasn't seen this show. It is nothing like Journey to the Center of the Earth, yes there are dinosaurs and yes it's an adventure movie. But the premise for the show was, family goes over a waterfall and magically ends up in the dinosaur ages. And they attempt to find a way home. Quirky comedy with family values mixed together. If anything Journey to the Center of the Earth was a rip off of this old television show.
Movieraider321 on Dec 22, 2008
Just imagine how cool would it be if this trailer above was real! Thundercats fan made trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb50GMmY5nk
eduardo on Dec 22, 2008
Would scraping the car-bomb off the bottom of a car via wheel-barrow-roll and crane-hook in Transporter 2 qualify as 'nuke the fridge' ?
LW on Dec 22, 2008
Is the title just "Fast and Furious?"
vu on Dec 23, 2008
I wonder what Universal was thinking. "Let's put horrible actors in horribly written car movies and let's see how much money we can make." I guess they don't think too highly of our movie going crowds. Then again why should they when people actually do go pay $11.00 or if you live in L.A. $15.00 to see this crap.
bourneidentity on Dec 23, 2008
Will Ferrell in a Jurassic Park like movie??? YAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blue Silver on Dec 23, 2008
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