matically. I should know better. Film-
wise, I've found "automatic" to be an unproductive setting because it robs me of the occasional surprise "find."
OK: Brad Silberling's film is no classic -- not even a "camp" classic. But over a weekend during which we watched two other much more highly "approved"
films -- the wildly popular The Proposal (two fine lead per-
formances but a screenplay that alternates clever with crappy) and critics' darling Drag Me to Hell (bearable but only that: when will the severely unoriginal Sam Raimi stop being over-rated?), Land proved the most fun by far.
ages to imbue this film with the spirit of a 70s kids' TV series while cleverly guiding it into our new century's roster of special effects.