From the director Ronald Emmerich (Independence Day and The Day
After Tomorrow) comes 10,000 BC, an epic adventure movie that
revolves around a young hunter named D'Leh who falls in love with a young woman with blue
eyes which it is claimed has a significant role in the future destiny
of the tribe.
Unfortunately for this tribe and as per destiny, a group of marauders invade their tribe and
kidnap the girl, plus the other male members of the tribe, leaving the
tribe decimated. In order to find her, D’Leh leads a small group
of hunters to track the marauders.
Along the way, they meet up with
other tribes who have also been attacked by the marauders and they
all join up to attack when they finally locate them in a far
away mysterious civilization where the missing tribe members have
been enslaved building monuments to a mysterious god.
My biggest problem with the film is that you are never able to
suspend disbelief in watching the film that is quite unbelievable
and embarrassing at times. Coming from a historical background,
there are so many historical errors from dinosaurs to the Egyptian
civilization being older than it really is.
Even the acting is quite
clichéd and sometimes truly embarrassing to watch, however where the
movie does shine is through the special effects which are quite
impressive but fail to save this already doomed movie.
The video quality of 10,000 BC is exceptional that is presented in
an aspect ratio of 2:40:1 with sharp and clear detail. Black levels are deep and stable presenting
an image with excellent depth. Color rendition is excellent as well,
presenting a very natural looking image.
As with the video, the
audio is quite impressive and does support Dolby Digital TrueHD 5.1
which is very clear, especially in certain parts of the movie that
truly shine. It's a shame that the story didn't compliment the
outstanding audio and video quality.
In conclusion, this is one action movie where you need to throw
your disbelief away, however for the younger viewers, they will
probably enjoy the film from start to finish which then brings up
the concern of the rating. It's a shame though, because this was one
movie I had high expectations from.
- A Wild
and Wooly Ride - bringing prehistory to
vivid screen life from pyramids to
Inspiring an Epic - how real history
influenced story and design elements
Exciting Alternate Ending