I dunno...........i just thought it was great (by kenny_ek93)
Well i have to say i really liked this movie, the acting was good amazing CGI and very realistic costumes. I just don't see why people complain about this being historically inaccurate. There is one thing i would say if someone said that to me: IT'S a MOVIE, it's fake, it's made up, it is not real! I also like how they insinuated that the almighty and his people were possibly from the city of Atlantis.Also the action scenes with the creatures like the giant birds were very well done. As said before AMAZING CGI.One thing i didn't like were the white teeth, other that <more>
it's a very cool epic action flick.Most of the audience gave an applaus at theend of the movie too.Great epic film 10/10
Guys I'm not trying to sound cheese, but i'm sick and tired of the negative reviews for this great film. Every scene had a meaning in it, and i was definitely mesmerized by the entire story, and the way the characters are played. It is 10,000 BC, therefore it is not an evolution of characters. that's the beauty of it. the tribe is there, and the people hunt. the main point is that they stick to gather and hunt together. Now to convey this point does not require one to write a Kafkaesque type story.The entire story is about sacrifice, friendship, loyalty and love.Next, the <more>
simplicity of the life is shown so well: wait for the mammoths to come, have fun and fear in the hunt, and then get the bride. In our present culture of nth degree hectic life, this is very pleasantly disarmingly simple and sublime.Next, the traitor is considered a traitor. When one leaves a tribe, it is dishonorable. DLeh's dad left and that alienated others to DLeh. That is loyalty. Now tell me, in this culture of changing jobs at the drop of a hat, this concept is alien. But DLeh dad left because he wanted to save the tribe, and he does not want others to die off by following him in his quest for nowhere. That is sacrifice.The helpless before people with superior weapons is shown in a poignant manner. When the four legged beasts attack the tribe people get killed and the survivors cry, but faces and not forgotten baku the child does not forget his mom's killer, there is vengeance and anger in his heart, but he is helpless being a child, and his good friend later in the movie, who was also abducted for slavery. His dad helps him find justice . Slavery. Yes the movie is about it. Its about powerful gods and their four legged beasts, who want to build monuments. Does it sound familiar?The movie is about powerful stimuli signals. There are thousands and thousands of slaves building the tower and a few overlords. But once the horn is given they all bow. Just think of it, no savior, no helper, in chains and fearing the god who could destroy them. Powerful, powerful portrayal. No one was able to stand up. Then Dleh for Love's sake want to pursue the four legged beasts. And others join. Why do they join?? Because of the thing called Loyalty. Does anyone know anything about it To go and pursue more powerful beings then ourselves and supporting a friend that is what the movie is about.Dleh does not want to keep the white spear is because he felt a Man's shame. A good man does not ride on false glory, he is Honorable and does not take false glory though all the tribe believes that he single handedly killed the mammoth . Even if it means to lose Evolet. Foreign, foreign concept now and days.But he still loves her. So they trek out. They cross the lands. And the sabertooth, oh how great was that scene. The myth says no one can talk to a saber tooth because it is the biggest beast . If one talks then he is the one to lead them Given it is impossible and myth of the centuries, so it is just told as a folk lore . But now they see Dleh talk and Lo and Behold this legend spreads and everyone is strengthed to join and fight the godsDleh was not brave, but he was willing to die for his love. He was just like us weak, having misgivings about many things, want to turn back. But that's the beauty of the movie. It reminded me of Harry Potter.And they were great coincidences. It is as if Alternate history could be written. If Dleh did not help the saber tooth. The tribe would have killed him.If evolet did not leave the clues for Dleh in hope and nothing but hope. She would not have been hit so badly on her hands. And then the priest of the gods would not have measured the wounds and then there is no Hunter.It was all well woven, simply superb. What a great movie. I could go on and on perhaps I will later..
I went in expecting a bomb because of all the rumors that this film would be awful. I only went because the Norton kids movie was so politically correct, I could not take it so we changed theaters. That turned out to be a lucky switch. This film, 10,000 BC started out a little odd and seemed like there would be no story and some of the lead characters seemed pretty strange. But the film slowly picked up steam. It has a real story that draws the audience in. There was no heckling in the showing I attended. And I was surprised so many people were talking like they liked it after the film. This <more>
is not a hardcore intense film like Brave Heart or The Patriot. But the film has themes of freedom, liberty, honor, honesty, friendship, and love. It had shades of Apocolypto or 300 but with far less gore. It also seemed like some of the old Doug McClure science fiction films. It was far better than One Million years BC or Clan of the Cave Bear. It was not attempting to be an Academy Award winning film. The people of all ages liked it and nothing was inappropriate. This was fun and does not promote bad things. It was good.
A visual spectacle with an unfortunate rating....another big disagreement on my part to the critics of the world (by Robert_duder)
I must be easily impressed. I am convinced of it or maybe I just love movies too much although there are plenty that I hate. This movie is getting skewered by professional critics and IMDb critics alike and it really does make me second guess my judgment but I've never let the crowd tell me which way to go and I'm not going to start now. I had meager expectations of 10'000 BC, not really sure what to expect and I'm also a HUGE History buff and studied Sumerian religion and culture a lot in High School yes Sumerian NOT Egyptians like everyone is calling them on here. More <more>
than anything else 10'000 BC is a stunning, jaw dropping spectacle from the hunting of the Mammoths to the incredible pyramid building and battles. If there was ONE thing wrong with this film it was it's rating. I am all for a family film, and I'm not some nasty dude who wants blood, guts and gore in everything I see but this film needed adult content. You needed to see the battle, the ruggedness of their lives and the violence, much like Apocalypto but I do understand wanting to keep options open to make more money. I do believe that 10'000 BC was made not as a historical grand epic that would take home awards but to make money period and it will do that I believe. There is also some common place plot holes and weird little things that could be picked apart but just sit back and watch this spectacle and just enjoy it because I think it's a masterpiece in it's own right.The cast is adequate, I don't think anyone person really stuns or amazes but they are good in their respective roles. Relative newcomer Steven Strait plays the lead hero. A man who grew up believing his father abandoned his people but discovers he is destined to lead his own. He's good and watchable but doesn't light up the screen or anything and doesn't really command and huge presence on screen. Camilla Belle plays his love interest and she is stunning, she really is beautiful especially with those eyes which are fake but she really is nothing more than eye candy and a damsel in distress and I think she is or could be better than that. Character actor Cliff Curtis is the elder who longs to teach Strait's character and befriends him. His character could be a lot more important and in the forefront but he's kind of quiet and foreboding and loses a lot because of it. Same goes for Affif Ben Badra who plays a villain that is taken by the lovely Belle. I almost expected some sort of redemption for his character but it never happens, quite the opposite in fact. Oscar nominated veteran actor Omar Sharif is the narrator and they don't use him very much which is unfortunate.It seems like when it comes to the cast they underused a lot of potential exchanging it for visual effects but that works because the CGI is incredible. The saber-tooth tiger, the stunning Mammoths, the pyramids, the main villain or god at the Pyramids was as disturbing as ever. As for historical inaccuracy...I really don't think the film was trying for that BUT it's not as inaccurate as everyone is crying about. The villains in the film are NOT Egyptians, they are Sumerians which a lot of history is mostly legend and lore and I think they do an incredible job at covering that. They even make mention of the possibility of them being from Atlantis, and give a whole actual visual on them putting together the pyramids and the original face of the Sphinx which looked awful and cartoony but still... The film is about as PG as you can get, never showing any skin, using foul language or any brutal violence. The battle scenes are still very cool but you'll never see a close up of anyone dying so you can bring your tweens and up to see it which is good. A different spin on historical epic for everyone. Director Roland Emmerich who has done some really incredible stuff Independence Day and some very disappointing average stuff Godzilla has a real desire to do monstrous things with a budget and sometimes it will work and sometimes it won't. Don't chastise him for wanting to entertain us. He's a good director and you can see it in his style and desire to entertain. I say fight against the harsh critics because if this is the beginning of a summer blockbuster it's pretty incredible!! I loved it!! 9/10
Movie producers made a huge mistake when marketing this movie as an epic action movie. As movies go, it was pretty terrible. The accents range from British to retarded, and the acting oscillates from cheesy to downright horrifying. The writing was reminiscent of chintzy football movie scripts, and the dialog wasn't so much dialog as actors throwing lines at each other. The plot twists in this film only called that because of tradition were predictable, and can become a game almost as amusing to audience members as the unbelievable setting changes. 10,000 BC quickly degenerates from a <more>
serious adventure film into a series of ridiculous events strung together more for the opportunity to set up trailer-worthy shots than for advancing the plot. You would think that this and the above paragraph would mean the movie would be completely worthless. Nothing could be farther from the truth. After the initial disappointment wears off, the movie becomes well...there's not really a word for it. I'll make one up...ridicularious equal parts ridiculous and hilarious . I went with some college friends, and here are the highlights.---Warning, Spoilers---1 Predict the plot-line only exact guesses count 2 Guess the origin of the accents 3 All of the hunters jumping on the mammoth net and then getting catapulted into the sides of the canyon 4 The whole saber-tooth-in-the-pit sequence, including one of the best lines of the movie 5 Realizing that the drawing of the D'Leh and the saber tooth was meant to be taken seriously 6 Coming up with horrible ways for the old lady to die because she was so incredibly annoying 7 Making fun of the King Kong moment between the lead bull mammoth and the girl at the end 8 The anxious anticipation while waiting to see which cliché the movie would end on 9 The parallels between this and every other recent movie. --Three hunters crossing the mountains from LorR: Two Towers --Crawling through jungle with giant animals from Kong --Revelation about D'Leh's father, Star Wars IV I know it's a stretch --Effeminate god-king, 300 --Spear throw by leader striking god-king, 300 10 The whole "Head of the Snake" thing. I mean, seriously, did anyone not go gutter mind during that whole sequence?Bonus: Saying "That's what she said" after the last line of dialog while sitting behind a family with two children younger than ten. You can enjoy this movie for what it is or hate it for what it attempted-and failed-to be. So take some friends, plan on talking for the entire show, and have a good time. My friends and I were, on more than one occasion, nearly reduced to tears because the unintentional comedy. One of the best unplanned comedies ever. We're already planning our encore trip, although we won't be spending $10 dollars on it anytime soon. -wma
Beautifully hand-crafted story and motion picture in epic nomenclature, category and style, a grand adventure. Its very well written story falls into genre but not into cliché. The film has many audience pleasing surprises along the way. 10,000 BC is exquisite with a fine cast and eye catching production values highlighted by seamless digital graphics, sound effects and music score. There are elements of violence but it has to do with survival and is not the gratuitous, pathologically sadistic, psychotic-babble of the corrosive and soulless crime films of recent times. While not supported by <more>
what we believe is the history of the epoch this minor aspect is quickly forgotten before the marvelous panoramic visual scope of the yarn. Beyond all of that it carries an interesting subtext of mysticism and perhaps how human belief systems begin. This is grand, first class entertainment and a highly recommended film construction wonderfully narrated by Omar Sharif.
A Great Old-Fashioned Saturday Matinée (by symmachos)
The caveman epic is a neglected film genre. The trailer for this movie led me to expect something like "Walking With Cavemen," that excellent BBC documentary of 2003 except with more drama & violence or "Quest for Fire," a still more excellent feature film of 1981 except with better mammoths .But despite a title that recalls two previous caveman attempts the rather laughable "One Million B.C." from 1940, and the still more laughable "One Million Years B.C." from 1966 that one starred Raquel Welch and her two most marketable assets <more>
"10,000 B.C." is actually straight-up science fiction. And that's not a bad thing at all.This movie has plenty of action, plenty of CGI, gorgeous location photography from Africa and New Zealand, a durable quest narrative, and a hunky leading man in the form of Steven Strait, self-doubting mammoth hunter. The producers make some nice gestures toward Ice Age realism with their portrayal of the encampment of the mammoth hunters, who have cool dreadlocks like most folks in prehistoric movies nowadays , cool face paint, fancy bone weapons & jewelry, and appropriately furry garments.There's a lot that the producers get wrong, period-wise. Ice Age hunters didn't live in large groups, they didn't live in permanent villages, and they certainly didn't spend the winter up in the mountains duh . The mammoth-hunting techniques that we see seem highly dubious also. Still worse, the scenario is geographically challenged - there's no way anyone could walk from alpine mountains to East Asian bamboo jungles to sub-Saharan Africa over the course of a few weeks.Most annoying to Anglophone viewers will probably be the funny accents. I mean, we all know that nobody spoke English ten thousand years ago, and we're all very comfortable with the convention of portraying cinematic Romans and Spartans not to mention hobbits and elves! as speaking English instead of their true languages. So what not have Delay & his people just talk like ordinary Americans? Instead they're given this silly Middle Eastern/Middle European accent that sounds like bad Middle-1960s dubbing.But that's a small quibble. The most important point here is that "10,000 B.C." is really a homage to the pulp adventures published in "Weird Tales" during the 1920s and 1930s. In this film we're very much in the territory of Robert E. Howard author of the Conan stories and Edgar Rice Burroughs creator of Tarzan, Barsoom, and the lost world of the cavemen "At the Earth's Core" . Because once the story gets rolling, we discover that the mammoth hunters have predatory neighbors whose technology horseback riding, bows and arrows, sailing ships, woven cloth, monumental architecture in dressed stone is thousands of years ahead of theirs."Some say they came from the stars, or from a land that sank beneath the sea." Aha! What we have here is a lost colony from Atlantis. Exactly the kind that Howard and Burroughs and their many Depression-era imitators loved to write about. Once the Atlantis thing kicks in, you know that evil priests, false gods, ancient prophecies, human sacrifice, and a slave rebellion are all in store. See "Atlantis, the Lost Continent" 1961 for more of what I'm talking about. And in this regard "10,000 B.C." does not disappoint.In the end this film resembles nothing so much as an unauthorized prequel to "Stargate." It's a great Saturday matinée.
I'm so sick of the ignorant people's comments.This movie is not:1 documentary. So enough with the comments stating that it has historical inaccuracies. The role of a movie is not to tell exactly what happened in the past. Are you mad at a poet if his/her poem is not about the history?2 theater piece. So enough with the comments complaining that the story is not good enough. There is a shiny place called a "theater" where actors perform in real time, where there is no editing, no CGI so in a theater you can expect a good story, because there is nothing else. I'm sorry <more>
if I disappoint anyone but this is not true for the cinema at least in general . And don't blame the movie makers, they are shooting movies they can sell.This movie is:1 entertaining. Well... it is not a life altering experience, but it can entertain you for 90 minutes. The story is not so complicated so it is ideal if you are tired and you want to rest.2 filled with pretty nice visual effects. It looked good; at least from where I was sitting : 3 a remake? Well... it show similarities with other movies; that is a fact. But come on when did you see last time a movie that was completely new?And if you disagree with me you should think about why did you watch the movie in the first place. I mean this movie was exactly what I expected it to be.
It's a shame how few people appear to have listened to the opening narration of the film. And someone was carping about stuff being copied from elsewhere. I guess that person doesn't realize that most works are copied from bits of others, if you want to look at it that way. Even Shakespeare copied, to rather good effect.I thought this film did a great job of considering what things might have have lead to the creation of a myth, using some of our favorite mythic elements in the process.It also doesn't do it with a super duper heroic dude. Instead it starts with a schlub who <more>
can't get out of his own way who manages more by accident than by plan, and with a certain singularity of purpose, to produce a significant societal change.Frankly I thought the exercise made a lot more sense than Troy and works better than Apocolypto.