Sunday, March 9, 2008

10000 BC

Movie name: 10,000 BC
Year of release: 2008
Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Joel Virgel, Affif Ben Badra, Mo Zinal
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 1

Roland Emmerich is one of the filmmakers who always thrives to create a spectacles. His films aim to be a big entertainment for the masses - sometimes he achieves it with some interesting results, such as "Stargate", sometimes they leave a lot to be desired, such as "The Patriot" and "Godzilla". After the huge hit that was "The Day After Tomorrow", Emmerich went down the history path and came up with "10,000 BC", which is quite possibly his worst film yet. Very different from what Jean Jacques Annaud did with "Quest for Fire", these prehistoric men have perfect teeth, chiseled features, speak perfect english and seem to work out at LA Fitness. There is also the introduction of a series of "Stargate" influenced moments, with the pyramids showing up and some supreme being being afraid of a prophecy that comes to reality when the surfer hero appears. The acting is terrible, the special effects are cheesy and after a while you just want the film to end. Definitely one to skip entirely.