From director Roland Emmerich comes a sweeping odyssey into a mythical age of prophesies and gods, when spirits rule the land and mighty mammoths shake the earth. In a remote mountain tribe, the young hunter, D'Leh (Steven Strait), has found his heart's passion - the beautiful Evolet (Camilla Belle). When a band of mysterious warlords raid his village and kidnap Evolet, D'Leh is forced to lead a small group of hunters to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. Driven by destiny, the unlikely band of warriors must battle saber-tooth tigers and prehistoric predators and, at their heroic journey's end, they uncover a Lost Civilization. Their ultimate fate lies in an empire beyond imagination, where great pyramids reach into the skies. Here they will take their stand against a powerful god who has brutally enslaved their people.
Not content merely to destroy our planet, Hollywood’s disaster master Roland Emmerich is now using his special effects time machine to obliterate our past. Emmerich, best known for directing effects heavy, script-light modern day disaster movies like The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day has turned his attention to early man.
Since man may not have even discovered fire yet, let alone nuclear weapons, 10,000 B.C. is likely to be lighter on the explosions than the usual Emmerich film. Instead of car chases (you need to have invented the wheel for that), we’ll get Wooly Mammoth battles. Instead of exploding skyscrapers, we’re getting guys throwing spears in skimpy loincloths. Gerard Butler would be proud. But don’t think this is some sort of bizarre Emmerich Oscar bid. It’s more of the same from him: a flashy, overly computer animated blockbuster. Those of you wishing for Sabre-toothed tiger Muppets to battle are almost certainly out of luck.
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: March 7, 2008
Starring: Cliff Curtis, Camilla Belle, Steven Strait, Omar Sharif, Tim Barlow, Marco Khan, Reece Ritchie, Mo Zinal, Joe Vaz, Joel Virgel
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Produced by: Roland Emmerich, Mark Gordon, Michael Wimer
Written by: Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser
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