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 that always thrives to create a big splash. His films always aim to be a big entertainment for the masses - sometimes he achieves it with some interesting results like "Stargate", sometimes they leave a lot to be desired like "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. Very different from what Jean Jacques Annaud did with "Quest for Fire", these prehistoric men have perfect teeth, chiseled features and seem to work out at LA Fitness. To top it off, there seems to be a mix of "Stargate" moments, with the pyramids showing up and apparently 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 a film to miss.