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March 9, 2008 at 9:00 am | Posted in movies | 3 Comments

D’Leh: [in the pit, after deciding to not kill the Saber-tooth] Do not eat me when I save your life!

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10,000 B.C.
AMC Stony Brook – March 7th, 2008

I fell asleep. And for a movie of that caliber, that says a lot. Plot was weak, acting was sub-par, and the special effects were eh. From the director of Independence Day, I really expected more.

Bit of trivia courtesy of IMDB: D’Leh (the main character) is “Held” spelled backwards. “Held” is the German word for “hero”. The writer/director Roland Emmerich chose this name as an easteregg.

The trailer is misleading in the sense that it shows the promise of a good action/period piece (This counts right? Not all period pieces are set in Medieval or Renaissance times. ๐Ÿ™‚ ) The trailer did however ultimately succeed in its primary goal… getting my slightly curious butt in the seat.

Link to another review with plot synopsis (cause I can’t be bothered, lol): http://www.worstpreviews.com/review.php?id=520&section=review

RATING: /5 (That’s right. No Stars.)
Recommendation: Don’t see it. If you already have, I’m sorry to hear it.

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  1. I have absolutly no intention of seeing this in theaters, KT. Thanks for writing this review, Ill tell everyone I know to not see this movie. Ill probably just see it on cable, so if I do end up hating this to the point of “this was worse than Darkness”, at least I’ll be able to say that I didnt see this in theaters!

    Thanks again,

    FangoChris

  2. I’m surprised you saw enough of the movie to be able to review it, you had quite the snoozefest going! A couple of comments:

    It’s a fantasy, not a period piece. It was an adventure movie, not a drama, so not looking for a complicated plot here. The story did have a hokey/cheese element that creeped in from time to time, and the dialogue was atrocious. Plus, the pacing did drag occasionally. Can’t really denigrate the acting though, it was as good as it probably could be given the script (see Star Wars 1-3 – we know Natalie Portman can act so it must have been the dialogue). Minor points.

    But the visuals! The scenes in the beginning and the end with the mammoths were nothing short of stellar. If you failed to be amazed by these then you have no pulse. The tigers and terror birds were standard quality CGI, but the mammoths and the pyramids were amazing. And besides the obvious CGI, the visuals in general were great, with a variety of different vistas. The scene with the ships on the river in the middle of the desert sand was beautiful. The pyramids, even without the mammoths, was stunning. And of course Steven Straight was a beautiful site ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. In the spirit of open debate, I must reply to the above.

    A: If CGI does not serve the plot well, even if it is well-executed, doesn’t make a difference. There are a lot of fantasy movies with special effects that were not great movies. Just because there is CGI in a film doesn’t make it good.

    B: This travesty couldn’t possibly intended as a fantasy film. At best, it is a fakeumentary about cavemen that happens to include some “magical” elements. I must argue that the overall feel was not, in my opinion, fantastical. How this could ever be compared to Star Wars is beyond me… blah blah sabertooth blah blah. Give me Chronicles of Narnia or even Golden Compass any day.


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