Stills of "10,000 BC"
(Courtesy from Warner Bros)
Genre: Action/Adventure Director: Roland Emmerich Cast: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Marco
Khanlian, Cliff Curtis, Timothy Barlow, Marco Khan, Reece
Ritchie, Mo Zinal, Mona Hammond, Joel Virgel Vierset, Suri
van Sornsen, Joel Fry, Nathanael Baring, Joe Vaz RunTime: 1 hr 28 mins Released By: Warner Bros Rating: PG Official Website:http://www.10000bcmovie.com/
Flash Games: CHARGE
OF THE HERO & HUNTER
Opening Day: 6 March 2008
From director Roland Emmerich ("Independence
Day," "The Day After Tomorrow") comes a sweeping
odyssey into a mythical age of prophesies and gods, when spirits
rule the land and mighty mammoths shake the earth.
a remote mountain tribe, the young hunter D'Leh (Steven Strait)
has found his heart's passion - the beautiful Evolet (Camilla
Belle). But when a band of mysterious warlords raid his village
and kidnap Evolet, D'Leh leads a small group of hunters to
pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. As
they venture into unknown lands for the first time, the group
discovers there are civilizations beyond their own and that
mankind's reach is far greater than they ever knew. At each
encounter the group is joined by other tribes who have been
attacked by the slave raiders, turning D'Leh's once-small
band into an army.
by destiny, the unlikely warriors must battle prehistoric
predators while braving the harshest elements. At their heroic
journey's end, they uncover a lost civilization and learn
their ultimate fate lies in an empire beyond imagination,
where great pyramids reach into the skies.
they will take their stand against a tyrannical god who has
brutally enslaved their own. And it is here that D'Leh finally
comes to understand that he has been called to save not only
Evolet but all of civilization.
I came wanting to like Roland Emmerich's masterpiece of destructions.
helming such blockbuster popcorn like Independence Day and
The After Tomorrow, 10,000 BC has definately surprised me
for churning up this utter mess. To think that with mammoths,
saber-tooth tigers, and large, screeching birds you wouldn't
need much more to deliver an entertaining romp through yester-epoch,
but 10,000 B.C. proves that merely having an exotic setting
as your premise won't get you over a mundane plot and more
in 10,000 BC because, well, it makes for a cool title, the
film stars Steven Strait as D’Leh, a young mammoth hunter
whose prehistoric tribe is in danger of extinction. When a
band of Persian warriors raids his village and kidnaps several
of their people – including his childhood love, Evolet
(Camilla Belle) – D’Leh leads a small group of
hunters to rescue them. The journey takes them through snow-covered
mountains and Amazonian jungles, introduces them to new tribes,
and pits them against predators like Sabertooth tigers, wooly
mammoths and terror birds, oh my. Their incredible voyage
leads them to a Persian empire, where D’Leh must lead
an ever-growing army against a god-like ruler who’s
enslaved their people.
much of an awe factor, “10,000 BC” quickly crumbles
amidst its skin-and-bones love story. There’s not a
whole lot of meat on this prehistoric mess, and where Mel
Gibson’s similarly themed “Apocalypto” managed
to be thrilling, you couldn’t care less about what happens
to D’Leh, Evolet or the rest of the glorified cavemen.
There was so much unoriginality to the film that even the
CGI ganduer didn't have enough power to save it. In fact,
there wasn't much to begin with. Which brings us to the silliness.
At some point in the film, D'Leh and his wandering band discover
a black African tribe. They, in turn, lead him to other tribes,
which seem to cover everything from pygmies to Native Americans.
Some how the United Tribes of Benetton shtick feels forced
and, for a film that's already left plausibility in the fridge
way past the expiration date, totally impossible even if they
were living on Pangaea. Please don't let me begin about the
ending. I swear the scriptwriter was packing for a vacation
while writing his last few pages...
who’s even mildly excited about “10,000 BC”
has already seen it a dozen times before. Not even Omar Sharif’s
narration – which transforms the film into a sort of
children’s pop-up book – will make the movie any
more appealing to dinosaur-obsessed tykes.But for all its
attempted grandeur, 10,000 B.C. is about as slow and lumbering
as a wounded manuk.