10,000 BC (2008)

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Overview
10,000 BC (2008)

109 min | Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | History | 2008-02-22
Rating: 5.1 / 10 from 114304 users
MPAA Rating: M
Language: English
Director: Roland Emmerich
Creator: Roland Emmerich|Harald Kloser|Camilla Belle|Steven Strait|Marco Khan|View more styles
Actors: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Joel Virgel, Affif Ben Badra,
Official Website: 10,000 BC (Depending on the age of the movie the website may no longer be active)

The legend. The battle. The first hero.

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A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter’s journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.

Review
By no means a historical documentary (and it isn’t billed as such), it has some excellent action scenes, and the acting is not notable but good enough. Worth watching on a lazy saturday afternoon.
One part Joseph Campbell hero quest, one part multi-culti morality tale, one part live-action Flintstones cartoon, 10,000 B.C. is finally every part just plain nuts. Ann Hornaday
Strictly a popcorn flick version of Joseph Campell’s hero’s journey that looks great even as it plays fast and very loose with geography, biology, and anything else that gets in its way Andrea Chase

 

10,000 BC Review

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Plot4.5
Acting6.0
Direction7.0
Musical Score8.5
Special Effects9.8
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Extras / Clips from 10,000 BC
Alternate Ending


Rarely seen different ending to the movie than what was shown on screen.

Entrance of the Almighty

One of the workers is sacrificed at the whim of the leader of the pyramid builders.

Smilodon Saves D'Leh

The nice pussy cat remembers that D’Leh saved him. Great CGI in this scene in my opinion!

Hunting Mammoths

Using a net to catch a mammoth – interesting…CGI in this scene is pretty good in the closeups but not too good in the herd views. Great action though! The mammoths shown later in the movie are rendered much better I think.

Stills From The Movie 10,000 BC

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  • Steven Strait as D’Leh (Actor)
  • Camilla Belle as Evolet (Actor)
  • Cliff Curtis as Tic’Tic (Actor)
  • Joel Virgel as Nakudu (Actor)
  • Affif Ben Badra as Warlord (as Ben Badra) (Actor)
  • Mo Zinal as Ka’Ren (Actor)
  • Nathanael Baring as Baku (Actor)
  • Mona Hammond as Old Mother (Actor)
  • Marco Khan as One-Eye (Actor)
  • Reece Ritchie as Moha (Actor)
  • Joel Fry as Lu’kibu (Actor)
  • Omar Sharif as Narrator (voice) (Actor)
  • Kristian Beazley as D’Leh’s Father (Actor)
  • Junior Oliphant as Tudu (Actor)
  • Louise Tu’u as Baku’s Mother (Actor)
  • Jacob Renton as Young D’Leh (Actor)
  • Grayson Hunt Urwin as Young Evolet (Actor)
  • Farouk Valley-Omar as High Priest (as Fahruq Ismail Valley-Omar) (Actor)
  • Boubacar Babiane as Quina (Actor)
  • Joe Vaz as Chief Of Guards (Actor)
  • Charles Baloyi as Gatto (Actor)
  • Tim Barlow as Pyramid God (Actor)
  • Gabriel Malema as Kawu (Actor)
  • Mark Simmons as Sono (Actor)
  • Hannah Westbury as Cala (Actor)
  • Antonio Fisher as Young Priest #1 (Actor)
  • Steven Afrikaner as Young Priest #2 (Actor)
  • David Dennis as Slave Guard #1 (as David Denis) (Actor)
  • Tony Caprari as Slave Guard #2 (as Antonio Caprari) (Actor)
  • Matthew Navin as Young Ka’ren (Actor)
  • Nimiah Rodgers as Young Moha (Actor)
  • Kolby Pistak as Young Lu’Kibu (Actor)
  • Ben Hart as Young Hunter (Actor)
  • Ben Coyle-Larner as Young Hunter (Actor)
  • Joshua Peters as Young Hunter (Actor)
  • Heberth Somaeb as River Tribe Chief (Actor)
  • Sadrag Nakale as Old Hunter (Actor)
  • Mykhail Cohen as Young Child (Actor)
  • Janine Manuel as Young Child (Actor)
  • Kabelo Murray as Young Child (Actor)
  • Andrew Stehlin as Mammoth Hunter (uncredited) (Actor)
  • Piers Stubbs as Young Moha (Actor)
  • Suri Van Sornsen as Captured Mammoth Villager (uncredited) (Actor)
  • Roland Emmerich as (Director)

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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:G (Québec) | Czech Republic:12 | Finland:K-13 | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:12 | Ireland:12A | Italy:T | Japan:G | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Philippines:G (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Africa:13 | South Korea:15 | Spain:7 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #43907)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence

Roland Emmerich|Harald Kloser|Camilla Belle|Steven Strait|Marco Khan|View more styles

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Plot for 10,000 BC
Plot (Warning: May contain spoilers)

At about 10,000 BC, a tribe of hunter-gatherers called the Yagahl live in a remote mountain range in the Urals and survive by hunting woolly mammoths. The camp is led by a hunter who has proven his bravery by killing a mammoth single-handedly, and taking the White Spear. The people also strongly venerate an elderly Neanderthal woman, the last of her kind, called Old Mother, who has shamanistic powers. As time goes by, the mammoths that supply the people start to dwindle, and the chief of the tribe finds a young girl with blue eyes named Evolet who survived a massacre of her village, perpetrated by what Old Mother calls “four-legged demons” who will come when “the Yagahl go on their last hunt”. The chief of the village, not believing in Old Mother’s prophecy and desperate to feed his people, leaves and gives the White Spear to his friend Tic’Tic, who also watches over D’Leh, the chief’s son. As Tic’Tic alone is entrusted to know of the quest, all the others in the tribe including D’Leh’s rival, Ka’Ren, believe that D’Leh’s father was a coward and fled. Over time, D’Leh and Evolet fall in love and become close.

When the mammoths finally come, D’Leh and the other men of the tribe hunt them under Tic’Tic’s leadership, and D’Leh manages to kill one by causing the beast into impaling itself on his spear, inadvertently winning the White Spear. He also wins Evolet in marriage. However, consumed by the guilt that he did not earn the White Spear fairly, after speaking with Tic’Tic, he gives the White Spear up and by effect, forfeits his marriage to Evolet. The next day, horse-raiders attack the camp, enslaving Evolet and several others and killing many of the tribe. D’Leh, Tic’Tic, Ka’Ren and the young boy Baku set out to rescue Evolet and their fellow Yagahl, but she is recaptured with Ka’Ren and Baku during an attack on the slavers by Terror Birds. Tic’Tic is wounded by the predators during the battle. D’Leh and the injured Tic’Tic continue on. When D’Leh is out hunting, he falls into a pit-trap. When he wakes from the fall, he rescues a Smilodon trapped with him in the pit and then escapes himself. After Tic’Tic recovers, they make their way to a village nearby and learn of a prophecy from the Naku, a tribe they meet: whoever talks to a Smilodon that they call the “Spear-Tooth” will help free their people. D’Leh realizes the prophecy is about him when the sabertooth refuses to kill him when they next meet. They also learn that D’Leh’s father, the chief of the Yagahl, was a guest of the Naku and learned from them until the slavers took him captive and Tic’Tic finally reveals to D’Leh why his father left.

Several tribes agree to form a coalition to pursue the raiders that stole their families with D’Leh as their leader. They soon find the ships holding Evolet and their companions. However, with no means to follow the ships, they journey through a vast desert, eventually discovering an advanced civilization similar to ancient Egypt, ruled by an enigmatic figure known as “The Almighty”. In this civilization Evolet, Baku and the other kidnapped Yagahl are forced to work as slaves. There, the warlord who kidnapped Evolet tries to coerce her into loving him, only to be arrested by The Almighty when they find he has taken her without permission. During a night scouting raid, D’Leh learns of the Almighty and the fate of his father, who perished as a slave. However, the guards see them and attempt to warn the Almighty. Tic’Tic dies from injuries sustained in the fight that follows with the guards, though not before killing them before they can raise the alarm. The Almighty’s priests also meanwhile come to believe that Evolet is destined to kill The Almighty, based on the whip scars on her hands matching the stars they call the “Mark of the Hunter” and an ancient prophecy foreseeing their civilization’s downfall. The Almighty realizes that Evolet is not the focus of the prophecy, but the hunter’s (D’Leh’s) herald. D’Leh then starts a rebellion among the slaves, killing many of the Almighty’s forces, though Ka’Ren is killed.

The Almighty offers Evolet and the other hunters to D’Leh in exchange for abandoning his rebellion. D’Leh feigns acceptance of the deal but throws a spear at The Almighty and kills him. During the ensuing battle, Evolet dies at the hands of the warlord before he in turn is killed by D’Leh, but is restored to life by the Old Mother sacrificing her own life with her powers. With the Almighty and his people dead and his civilization destroyed, the Yagahl bid farewell to the other tribes and return home with seeds given to them by the Naku people to begin farming and start a new life.

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