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Re: Has anyone seen the movie 10,000 BC?
leads to a review and contains comments such as this:
"So from the review...boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back
after 1 and a half hours (plus adverts).
So hollywood please do explain why:
A: This is different to the 1 million other movies you produced
b: Why I should care enough to go see this.
c: Why some people seem to think thats its not the pirates that are the ones
suffocating the movie industry but is in fact caused by some other possibly
"Yup, I just got back from the movie. Terrible but lots of fun.
As an archaeologist, it's part of my job description to see these movies. I
inevitably get questions from students who mistake them for documentaries so
it pays to be prepared. In the next few weeks, I'm sure I'll have to explain
that in fact there is very little evidence for mammoths being involved in
the construction of the pyramids.
In general I try not to be too serious about these movies. If they're
well-made and fun I'd rather they be absurdly inaccurate like 10,000 BC than
subtly misleading like Apocalypto. Indiana Jones probably does far more harm
to the reputation of archaeologists than this movie, but I still love those
movies because they are fun and well made."
"[...] the Mammoths aren't that well modeled and are about twice the size
they should be for Woollies and are even much too large for the earlier M.
trogontherii. And they gallop! Ditto for the sabertooth I've seen in the
ads. Hollywood it seems isn't satisfied with 9 inch sabers, they need to be
a foot and a half to appear dangerous. Maybe all the people are supposed to
4 foot 9? It still might be visually stunning."
The review itself says:
"It's a science fiction film in the most literal sense of those words. This
flick takes the sciences of evolutionary biology and anthropology and turns
them into fiction."
"Plus there's a lot of tribal ooga-booga where white people with dreads (who
are somehow in charge of the brown people) talk about great spirits and
generally act like a cross between the bad parts of Burning Man and the bad
parts of the new agey 1970s. On the plus side, there are some cool CGI
pyramids and the main character is almost killed by a sabre tooth tiger."
And one of the comments to the review is...
"At what point does MacGyver come through the Stargate and save everyone?"
I'll just leave it at that. :-)