On this day in Film History: 10,000 B.C. takes us to the past

(still catching up, getting closer!)

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On this day in film history, Warner Bros. Pictures released 10,000 B.C. (2008), a belated entry into the prehistoric-adventure genre (which includes One Million B.C. (1966) and Quest for Fire (1981) among its members).

10,000 B.C. tells the story of D’Leh (Steven Strait), a young hunter who leads a growing group of warriors to rescue his love Evolet (Camilla Belle) from the advanced civilization that has kidnapped her into slavery.

I recall intending to see this movie when it came out, but as I was neck-deep in college by then, it completely slipped my mind until it was too late. The movie turned out to be a classic example of “the critics hated it, but the audience liked it.” I say the audience liked it because it turned a profit (and I can’t see that happening if everyone hated it).

I’m fairly certain I would like this movie, mostly because of it being set in the far ancient past (10,000 B.C. pre-dates the building of the Pyramids, just to give you an idea of how far back this is).

Did anyone see this movie in the theater? If so, did you like it? Hate it? Indifferent? I would love to hear some thoughts, I see used copies on sale from time to time and if it sounds worth it, I might pick one up. Let me know! -Bex

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2 thoughts on “On this day in Film History: 10,000 B.C. takes us to the past

  1. christinawehner

    I rented it after it came out on DVD (when Hollywood Video was still around – I miss having one nearby, the fun of going out and perusing my choices). To be honest, I don’t remember it real well, except that I don’t recall ever being bored.

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