10,000 BC is an adventure story based in the ancient world. It does lacks historic authenticity. That being said, this is a very interesting and adventurous film directed by Roland Emmerich.
In ancient times, a tribe of mammoth hunters called the Yagahl know that their time is running out. The mammoths are appearing less and less. After they find an orphaned girl named Evelot (Camilla Belle), their village mother prophesies that four legged demons will appear and that will signal the last hunt. One hunter does not belief this prophecy and leaves, wanting to find a better future for his people.
Years later, the lost hunter’s son D’Leh (Steven Strait) wins a hunting match by accident and wins the White Spear, an honored token of their tribe and the hand of his love Evelot in marriage. Before he can confess that he won by accident, a band of ravagers comes and kidnaps many of the Yagahl, including Evelot.
D’Leh decides to chase them with the help of his mentor Tic’Tic (Cliff Curtis). What follows is a journey to the very corners of the Earth and a battle for freedom.
The movie was good, but not great. I did enjoy it despite its lack of originality. For instance, It takes material from other films such as the John Wayne film The Searchers. For all of its faults, it is an enjoyable film that shows a realistic approach to hunter-gatherers and their tribes. At times, it did feel that the pacing was a bit slow, but it did not deserve the hate from the critics.
FAVORITE QUOTE: You must become a hunter.
PARENTAL CONCERN: Violence and foul language
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