Friday, June 13, 2008

10000 B.C(2008): Review

I have a special inclination towards prehistoric movies. 10000B.C is one such movie directed by Roland Emmerich. Being the director of great movies like The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day and The Patriot, i expected this movie also to be in the same lines. But 10000BC proved to be one big utter waste to time.

10000BC revolves around the life of a young Mammoth hunter named D'Leh. For some funny reasons our prehistoric hero and his tribe mates could speak English real fine. A young girl(Evelot) whose tribe was ransacked by another dangerous tribe called "Demon Tribe" comes to D'Leh's tribe and its 'love at first site' for D'Leh (because there was no other girls in his tribelaughing).

D'Leh's father used to be the tribes leader once. He ran away from the tribe when D'Leh was young creating a bad impression among his tribe members. This incident made the other kids brand D'Leh as "Son of a coward". Time for the current tribe leader to pass on his throne to the next bravest person had come. One who brings down the 'Lead Bull'(Mammoth) will be termed as the bravest and hence the next leader. D'Leh somehow manages to bring the lead bull down and gets the throne and the girl(Evelot).

The very next day, the demon tribes hunters come to D'Leh's place and takes many of the tribes as slaves with them. Evelot is one among them. Rest of the story deals with how D'Leh saves Evelot and other slaves from the demon tribe people.

I, basically wanted to watch this movie for the below reasons.
  • Roland Emmerich(who eventually did not live up to his expectations)
  • Saber tooth(which actually came only in 2 scenes)
  • CGI(the only thing thats good in this movie, but for the Saber tooth parts)
But the storyline turns out to be a ditto of Apacalyto with the mixture of few parts from Path Finder, told using the narrative style of 300. The only difference between the climax of 300 and 10000BC is D'Leh did not miss his target!. I could recommend this movie to one who haven't seen the above movies(coz, this is a 3-in-1 movie).

The director even got most of the historic details (like Pyramids in 10000BC, English medium barbarians laughing, mammoths in desert) wrong. Bottom line is, 10000BC is watchable once if one has the ability to watch movies with their brains switched off!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I too went to this movie with a lot of expectations. All the previews that were shown on the television(the sabertooth,mammoths)finally were the only good scenes from this movie.I could have refrained myself watching this movie in a theatre.Some times you cannot go to a movie based on preview alone.