Sunday, March 09, 2008
Tonight we're gonna party like it's 10,000 B.Stupid
Sweet merciful crap, is 10,000 B.C. a terrible movie. It's damn enjoyable, however. Let me put it this way, it's no Pathfinder, but it's pretty damn close.
There's so much that's wrong about this movie. The scene with the wild ostriches attacking. The sabre tooth tiger scenes. The choice of letting the characters speak English, sometimes in a Jamaican sounding accent. The eight or so prophecies that are all to be fulfilled by the one guy. The racial undercurrents that would be offensive if the movie weren't so stupid. 10,000 B.C. is like an adorable puppy that just crapped all over your bed. You can't get too mad, because look at how cute the puppy is. But you've still got a bed full of shyte.
And yet, I enjoyed the whole thing. I will never see it again. but I had a great time watching it. It truly is this year's Transformers, pure spectacle and absolutely no brain power needed whatsoever. Seriously, this movie feels like it was made on a system of dares. As if Roland Emmerich thought to himself "I'll have a scene with fearsome attacking ostriches, almost identical to the scene with the baby Godzillas in my previous movie. They'll have to take it out". And then is kind of surprised that they didn't take it out.
The special effects are pretty good. The mammoths the wooliest. The tigers' teeth the sabre-ist. But that's about it. Oh, I also kind of liked the lead guy, played by Steven Strait. I thought he did a real good job, not cracking up once through the whole movie. And Camilla Belle is just hot, but then you realize that every other women in the film looks like me. And Camilla looks fantastic, and with some make up, and "peasant dirt". But she's hot.
And then there are pyramids being built by captured tribes folk, and more nonsense involving prophecies. Then the white dude turns out to be the sole saviour of the African slaves that were kidnapped. But the hot girl needs to...
You see how this review makes absolutely no sense? It's akin to watching 10,000 BC. It makes no sense, and you get angry with yourself for enjoying it. But it's still very entertaining. And very, VERY stupid.