*/**** Image A Sound A Extras B
starring David Thewlis, Katie Carr, Jim Carter, Alice Krige
screenplay by Simon Moore, based on the Dinotopia books by James Gurney
directed by Marco Brambilla
by Walter Chaw Dinotopia is not so much a remake of Sid and Marty Krofft's schlock-classic television show "Land of the Lost" as it is "Land of the Lost" with computer graphics imaging. The miniseries, which originally aired on ABC last spring, comes complete with mystical power stones, lost cities, an unforeseen disaster leading to the outsider discovery of the primeval setting, mysterious old technologies, talking beasties, and, of course, dinosaurs. It's not fair to say that Dinotopia is unwatchable, because four hours later, I'm shuddering proof that it is, technically, watchable--better to say it's improbable that anyone over the mental age of five will finish this miserable marathon unless it's their sad occupation to do so.