The Last House on the Left (2009), a remake of the 1972 classic, manages to disturb the viewer in unimaginable ways.
Lakeview Terrace will produce more annoyance in you than thrills or suspense. From the beginning, you can see this is going to be all about race and the tensions it produces with certain people. The problem between the two neighbors is never realized beyond the point of race relations and the script does a poor job developing the characters past this angle. There are no thrills here or heavy dramatic moments; simply a crazy Police Officer with a nasty temper and control issues.
With a highly imaginative story that stems from the creativity and skill of the kids and teens, Hotel For Dogs is both entertaining and heartwarming. It may center on giving forgotten dogs a home but essentially is about building a family and establishing roots where it seemed impossible.
So much for a comedy-adventure movie that is fun and entertaining. Land of the Lost is quite boring and lacking in the comedy but heavy on the violence. It relies almost completely on the star persona of Will Ferrell to carry it along but with a script that gives him little, if anything to work with, the viewer is left with barely anything to take from the movie except regret.
As a prequel and reboot to the former Star Trek films and the Television series, Star Trek (2009) is anything but a strictly fan-focused endeavor.