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The New 10,000 BC Trailer Has Mammoths, Loin Cloths, Sabertooth Kitties, And People Speaking Almost Perfect English!!

Published at: Dec. 13, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST by Moriarty

Merrick here...
Last night, the folks over at G4 TV rolled out a new trailer for Roland Emmerich's 10,000 BC. In the meantime, CHUD.COM has the online premiere, although you can see a far inferior version if you want to watch it on G4's site for some reason. It was CHUD's Devin Faraci who actually intro'd it last night on G4, so for the best version, follow this link. There's one benefit if you do decide to see it HERE. If you let the video continue past the trailer, you can spend a few moments gawking at host lady Olivia Munn; lordy she's hot. Or, you can check out the trailer via the embed below:

I...don't know what to say. Like many Roland Emmerich movies, there are some really nice visuals here & the film seems a lot more promising before folks start talking. Is it just me, or do most of the people in this trailer sound like Christopher Lambert? I love the mammoth hunt at the beginning of the trailer, and am still struggling to make sense out of those super-fast attack ostriches. What do you think?

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  • Dec. 13, 2007, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Wow, the movie noone cares about

    by finfangfoom

    i sortof partly remember that trailer in the summer, and i remember forgetting it right after i saw it. Looks pointless to me. on another note, i hated apocalypto

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Roland Emmerich

    by So What?

    I hate everything he's ever done.I shall avoid this film with great effort.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST

    by hemitallman

    I'm shocked by the number of people looking forward to this movie.10,000 Blows chunks(B.C.)

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    NEW DARK KNIGHT POSTER UP!!!

    by JackBauer24

    PWNS the original. http://www.omelete.com.br/images/galerias/thedarkknight/posterexclusivoomelete.jpg delete the spaces

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Hmm

    by SanityKaos

    Much better than I thought it would be...Then again it was kinda like StarGate (the movie) without the sci-fi stuff

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    oh, okay.

    by frankenfickle

    it's a caveman movie of the type that has model-perfect cave ladies in it.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    I SUPPORT THE SUPER-FAST ATTACK OSTRICHES ON THIS ONE

    by Pound Sand

    Looks Average

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    I think we beat this mammoth to death in the X-files thread.

    by Orionsangels

    OMG that cavegirl is hot. I love her tan skin and makeup, whoa nice white shiney teeth and manicure cavegirl. Wanna go on a hot date baby?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Dial Up of Doom

    by Reynard Muldrake

    G4's caveman-era servers are makin it hard as nuts to see this anachronistic nonsense.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    If they had just gotten Mel Gibson's dialect coaches

    by Reynard Muldrake

    and grunted their way through this, the visuals and action would speak for themselves and it'd be a lot more believable in spite of the Next Top Model contestants. Instead ya got motherfuckin' John Gielgud and Lawrence Olivier droppin' sonnets for all they know given the time period. And that kid with down syndrome? Don't buy it. What's he doing there? Cuz they had a similar weird lookin' guy in 300? Epic of the year? P.S. Merrick how come you're more game to this than "X-Files"?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    What's with the perfect English?

    by Riverman

    Wow, that really blows it for me. Mel Gibson does entire movies in dead languages. They couldn't be a little more creative than this?!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST

    And finally on the Dark Knight poster...

    by Reynard Muldrake

    Is he just chillin' in costume at the top of Wayne Enterprises? Great Gotham look though...

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Idiots gave credibility to The Day After Tomorrow

    by HellKing

    Does this mean the Enh were the first civilization in the world since these cavemen speak better english than most Americans?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Reynard Muldrake

    by JackBauer24

    I'd say he was in his penthouse. Bruce Wayne lives in the city after his mansion burned down in BB.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    That's "English" not Enh.

    by HellKing

    Apparently there was a caveman in my keyboard.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    JackBauer...

    by Reynard Muldrake

    Ooh, good call. They're still workin' on buildin' up the cave. Do you think this one has that tube under the desk that Val Kilmer slid all the way down in 'Forever'? Hahaha.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    What I think...

    by Uncle Bobo

    Looks like Braveheart meets Caveman meets the guy behind Stargate. Looks like Emmerich may be trying to mix archaeology with Biblical references as the referenced "mountain of gods" seems to be the Tower of Babel. He did kind of the same thing of incorporating history and legend in "Stargate" and "Independence Day." Those fast attack ostriches are most likely Phorusrhacids or "terror birds". They were also featured in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and the classic "Mysterious Island" film. And the mammoths look like a Discovery Channel special, that is, fake.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    HellKing

    by Reynard Muldrake

    Haha. No, that was the G4 supersonic internet speedsters crashing your hard drive. But they have dreads and perfect teeth also.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    wait a minute...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...this story is set in prehistoric times; but... the guy's arrival was foretold in...<p> history? does that not add up for anyone else? ...<p> ...really, this guy has never lived up to his Independence Day hype...

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Looks kinda cool -- definitely derivative.

    by odysseus

    Echoes of Jurassic Park, PJ's King Kong, Alien 3, Apocalypto, 300, Conan... the list goes on.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    I'll second the Olivia Munn comment

    by Badger23

    Damn.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    hairless ostriches PWN FACe

    by wyrmhole

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    King Tut was an albino child but he wasn't god.

    by wintocha67

    I know because a dreadlocked Esquimeax told me.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Not ostriches...

    by ZeroCorpse

    I think they're more likely to be either the Elephant Bird or the Giant Moa.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST

    THEIR TEETH ARE PERFECT!!

    by THE KNIGHT

    How stupid does this guy think we are?? Visual Effects look great though...

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Colgate was actually invented in 11,000 BC

    by Orionsangels

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Sequel to Ice Age!

    by closeencounter

    Only...worse.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    For all you Olivia fans...

    by Orionsangels

    http://tinyurl.com/3797yz

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    OK that rocked!

    by quadrupletree

    I wasn't on board for this movie, even up till half way through the trailer. As soon as they got to the desert though, I'm in. That' looks sweet!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Desert scenes remind me of the Stargate movie

    by Orionsangels

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Looks cool but...

    by FILMFUNK

    It's a trailer for a Roland Hemaroid movie which means it will be a very nice looking pile of shite!<P>If it were anyone else directing I might be a bit more interested but Roland could fuck up an orgy in a brothel so I'll remain a sceptic.<P>Nice big furry wet pussy though!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Fuck this movie..............

    by crackerfarmboy

    Fuck it's historical inaccuracies, poor plot, and raping of a good concept. Fuck Emmerich, fuck him up his stupid assh...well you get the idea.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    Alternative to English?

    by Gelfin

    Assuming you're looking for more authenticity, what language would you suggest they speak? No culture even remotely that old left behind any trace of their language. Would you feel better if they made up a phony language and provided English subtitles? I would bet that idea was on the table, but it's a lot more work for something that's no less phony than just having the actors speak English directly, and subtitled movies still lose a certain percentage of your potential audience automatically.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    Olivia Munn

    by Magma Suit

    It is unfair that one woman can be so hot. What the hell is she doing on G4?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Emmerich's movies have some nice visuals

    by veritasses

    but that's about where the compliments stop. He's guilty of making some of the dumbest high budget Science Fiction (minus the science) films ever made. I'll wait to see this when it's airing on Free TV.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    The perfect English in this film makes about as much sense as...

    by Uncle Bobo

    ...all those idiots in the Star Wars movies speaking perfect English. Seems like ye ole British Empire stuck one of its bloody colonies everywhere...

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:35 p.m. CST

    They Should Drop Contemporary Rap Slang Dialogue

    by LaserPants

    Just to keeps it reals, yo. <br><br> No, but seriously, this looks fucking retarded.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Prehistoric animals = the only draw this film has goin for it

    by Canada's King

    It'd be kind of cool to see ancient North American creatures rendered in near-CG realism...unfortunatley, the creatures' performances will be vastly superior to their human counterparts.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    why are they white?

    by ironic_name

    shouldn't cavemen be black?<P>atleast in an african area..

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Xiphos

    by ironic_name

    you mean the torah,<P>hey look! he said something about jews!<P>lets make sure he never works in hollywood!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    The scary birds...

    by twindaggerturkey

    ...are probably supposed to be diatrymas or something. (And no, they didn't co-exist with humans, but I want to see them anyway.)

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    xiphos is an anti-semite!<P>oy the shame!

    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST

    I Hope There Are Dinobots In It

    by LaserPants

    Me Grimlock say this movie gay. Me Grimlock clarify statement -- him mean "gay" as in silly, him not mean "gay" as in contemporary slang for homosexuals. Grimlock apologizes for any confusion. Grimlock also say Rarrrrgh!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    OH. MY. GOD.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    That looks fucking terrible.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    F* THE MOVIE OLIVIA MUNN CAN SIT ON MY FACE!

    by Deus Vult

    "lordy she's hot" indeed Merrick.<p>as for the movie; looks crap, but might make for a worthwhile $4.00 at&t uverse on-demand rental in three to six months. what? this is what married men watch!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    oh well...

    by AllieJamison

    Heeee asssss msuuuukiiiirooooochhh. It wouldn't make any difference if the actors made ...let's say... animal noises. I'm with Merrick...the hunt at the beginning got me excited ...the rest looks like your usual generic and boring piece of shit wrapped into the coaxing "fade in" and "little glimpses" trailer package. Well...they question may be: Can Harald Kloser ...write words?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Fun looking movie

    by Toddstarwatcher

    Fun looking movie for a boring winter's day.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Ahhhhhhhh I get it.......

    by BillyPilgrim

    This is a reboot of the Scorpion King.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    godzilla

    by io

    if it is like his other movies he will say, hey screw anthing like an interesting story, and then throw a bunch of effects at it. What was that dino movie with Ringo in it?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Birds decended from Dinos

    by aceattorney

    Hence, Ostriraptor.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Conan?

    by Joshua Cook

    Is that you Conan?

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Just watch SciFi's MAMMOTH

    by Roderick Usher

    This shit looks just as lame...and at least MAMMOTH knew it was stupid.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 9:51 p.m. CST

    This movie is playing it a little srious

    by Toddstarwatcher

    It looks like cheesy b-movie fun, ala Stargate, but I agree that it does seem to be taking itself rather serious, like The Day After Tommorow did, the one Roland Em movie i really hated!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:07 p.m. CST

    If only they were Christoph Lambert...

    by Noddy93

    as both a Lambert and Burroughs fan, I surely wish they'd made a sequal to Greystoke. Best Tarzan Ever

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Who gives a shit if they speak english?

    by Ye Not Guilty

    What the fuck other language are they supposed to speak? Doesn't Tom Cruise speak perfect english in his new film, VALKYRIE? For that matter, I'm fairly sure Charlton Heston spoke english in BEN HUR. As long as no one says "my bad," who really gives a shit? Really, just unclench a little bit, geeks.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Roland Emmerich's Bible Stories

    by Larry of Arabia

    Tell me that's not a take on Exedous. They are slaves building something similar to a pyramid for a ruler who claims to be a god and waiting for deliverer who arrives and shows them that the ruler isn't a god. The only difference: Mammoths.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Bible Stories

    by Uncle Bobo

    In my above post, I said that big pyramid thing is probably the Tower of Babel from Genesis. Yes, I think Emmerich is doing some kind of take on Biblical history, kind of the way he uses Egyptian mythology in Stargate and the Roswell conspiracy in Independence Day.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    BAD ASS!!!!

    by UprootedTexican

    One thing you have to hand to the guy, his movies are alot of fun... even if they do kinda suck. This is gonna be cool.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    F* The Movie but Camilla Belle can sit on my face

    by Redfive!

    Roland Emerick is very much like michael bay,all spectacle and ZERO substance.Stargate was as good as he's ever gonna get and even that is mediocre sci-fi at its best.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    g4's shitty site was nonstop buffering

    by palewook

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    OOGA BOOGA RAAHHHHRRRR

    by BringingSexyBack

    Ooga wooga boo. Grrrrrr argh mooga wom? hehe! Err mmm ah boo (grrrgh rah jooga rowl Blu-Ray)... <P> Yogaa bum tah nee. Rah mooga booga Olivia Munn ena boom boom!!! Oogaa neh bah boogaaaa oh yaaaa!!!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    There is an

    by Series7

    Article on here about Marc Caro Jean-Pierre Jeunet being a team and Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. I am pretty sure the same rule (if not more so) applies to Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I didn't know cavemen and Egyptions lived together.

    by jae683

    Only in Meerich's world, I guess.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    REDFIVE - ARGH BOOGA WANA MOO CAMILLA BELLE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Nee mooga rargh womsa booga Camilla Belle, Olivia Munn, Natalie Portman, Shia LeBeouf ena puchee ahn ena boca wah booma teh!!! Nah wooga raarrrrhhrr ...

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Also

    by Series7

    isn't this like year old news? The trailer for this movie has been out since the AD times. Wheres the global globes bitch fest!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Bah, Emmerich, that is.

    by jae683

    He's still a hack though.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Not Egyptian pyramid. Tower of Babel.

    by Uncle Bobo

    I'm convinced that's what it is. And if so, that makes the movie a little more interesting I think...

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Totally stole a scene from Alien3 there...

    by Jugs

    ...when the ST-tiger goes right up to his face and sniffs him is frame for frame exactly how Alien goes up to Ripley and sniffs her. Sounds like a porno lol.

  • Dec. 13, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    I just cannot get over the fact that this film...

    by bb6634

    looks utterly retarded. The characters look like super-models having a bad hair day. The cgi creatures look like cgi creatures. And everyone speaks perfect English.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    This will suck.

    by i kick tits

    I'm so sick of this shit.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Looks like Stargate 2

    by The Outlander

    without the Stargates.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Looks like a good time.

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    The darkness overtaking the world at the beginning of these trailers is a pretty awesome introduction.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Perfect English

    by TrumpyEatsPotatoes

    Why do you have to be all hatin'? Cavemen used Babel Fish. Asses.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Babel

    by Uncle Bobo

    In the Tower of Babel story, everyone speaks the same language, but because humans build the tower and get to close to Heaven, the gods scatter mankind across the planet and make them speak different languages so as to divide them. So maybe that explains why they all speak English.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Looks like

    by Kizeesh

    Apocalypto, but with english speakers and anachronistic animals.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 2:49 a.m. CST

    What Crap!

    by magnius

    Looks crap! Probably is crap.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 3:44 a.m. CST

    I'm a historical pedant myself but jeez some of you are uptight.

    by Valin Kenobi

    Anyhoo. It looks very derivative of Stargate, Scorpion King, Conan, Troy, 300, Kong, et al ... but those are some of my favorite films so I'm on board by default. <p>If nothing else, the visuals are a solid 10. Should be really nice to see on the big screen.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    For I am Lothar of the Anachronsitics...behold my hot chica!

    by KillaKane

    Joking aside this Prehistoric Shitsletown Behemoth looks like it could be entertaining, slicker than whale snot and worth a cineplex visit. Damn you Roland, you can shoot that's for sure!

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Lothar make mistake he belong to Anachronistics (Kane can't type

    by KillaKane

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Them CHUD folk sure likes themselves

    by Brendon

    But, hey, it is their scoop.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 4:54 a.m. CST

    2008: Pulp Fiction

    by CuervoJones

    A lot of pulp movies: This Edgar Rice Burroughsresque film, Indiana Jones, The Mummy 3. I´m glad, i love pulp.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 5:13 a.m. CST

    its a shame, this could have been a great film

    by palewook

    back in the concept stage, before hollywhore put all the window dressing on it. and made this into a 90 minute soulless piece of cgi crap.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 5:50 a.m. CST

    They speak better English than people in my neighborhood.

    by Uncle Stan

    I guess things haven't gotten better since the stone age.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Hey, I like Phorusrhacids as much as the next guy...

    by Dollar Bird

    ...but I still won't see this movie. It looks like something I would have loved 22 years ago, but now I know better.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Roland Emmerich's movies always have that "big dumb fun"

    by rbatty024

    disclaimer, but even so I always feel dirty after watching them. Like I should have been reading Proust or something instead of wasting my time watching a B-movie with an overstuffed budget. Maybe it's the fact that he goes for some great, albeit obvious, concepts, but then completely drops the ball. Every one of his films are missed opportunities.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Cavemen didn't speak perfect English...

    by Kid Z

    ...They spoke perfect English, but without using contractions. Everybody knows that!

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Someone at another site called Emmerich...

    by Kid Z

    ..."Uwe Boll with a budget." Actually he's more like Uwe Boll with a budget and some visual chops. He directs the stupidest f***in' movies imaginable, but they at least look nice.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    MAn, Moses could've REALLY...

    by Kid Z

    ...kicked some Egyptian ass if he had a mammoth! Anyway, Moses was really the son of the heretical Aten-worshipping pharoah Aknaten, not some cavedude.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    That trailer is MUCH better than the teaser

    by Live.

    The first teaser was crap. Somebody finally got their act together for the trailer.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame!

    by alienindisguise

    Why does the lead look like a fag off the cover of gq? Don't think cavemen had neatly trimmed d-bag beards. Way to blow it Emmerich!

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    CLan of the Cave Bear, or Caveman?

    by Dokkalvar

    At least they were funny

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Uwe Boll with a budget

    by palewook

    lol. that probably covers it

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    "The movie noone cares about"

    by Damned if I can login

    Y'mean Peter Noone cares about this film????<p>In that case I'm definitely in. Any film Herman's Hermits endorse has gotta be great.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Wrong terminology... "BC"

    by ZeroCorpse

    No scientist today uses "BC" because it has developed religious attachments. The correct terminology is Before Common Era, or BCE. <p> I *was* looking forward to this, but now it just looks like "300" or "Alexander" in a different time period. I was expecting a great, arty, non-wordy show about humans surviving in a hostile world. Instead what we're getting is a war movie that wants to be part "Return of the King" and part "Scorpion King" apparently. So to use an oft-used term: Meh.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    looks like Stargate on steroids

    by BendersShinyAss

    I wish this had of been that film after they enter the gate. like all rolan Emmerick films, they look good, but damn they are unwatchable on repeat viewings.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Perfect English: So what?

    by HeyJoe

    No one had a problem with the dialogue of 300 not being Ancient Greek... I don't see the difference. It's not Apocalypto or The Passion... Movie looks like fun.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST

    300 was just an example

    by HeyJoe

    Basically take any movie set in ancient or mythical times (LoTR) and question the use of modern English (even with the required British accent).

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    hey node...

    by kisskissbangbang

    Your idea of silence or a made-up language of grunts would work well for a different movie (& did for _Quest For Fire_)set a million years ago; but this is set 12,000 years ago, and we know the languages spoken then were as complex as the ones spoken now. Linguists agree all existent languges are of the same level of complexity & have been since we left Africa 70 to 50,000 years ago, if not long before that. (See Pinker's _The Language Instinct_.)If it's as complex as English, the film's language might as well be translated into English (unless you feel _Spartacus_ copped out by not using subtitles). This comment, though, should not be taken as any sort of support for Emmerich's talent or interest in seeing the film; there'll be lots of things to bitch about, just not well-spoken Neolithics. (Ironically, the one thing I like about _Stargate_ is the aliens not speaking English; makes them seem more alien, and the plotting less convenient.)And by the way, no one believes cavemen communicated solely by cave painting,even "fucking morons".

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    And furthermore...

    by kisskissbangbang

    Tried to be all sweetness and light there till the end, but then I went back & read Node32744's comment again. Got a little ticked, seeing him call Ye Not Guilty a twelve year old & a fucking moron for not knowing something that isn't true, & making a perfectly valid point. Node, there's enough genuine Hollywood bullshit to rail against; don't attack someone who understands that,outside of silents, either translation, dubbing or subtitles are necessary international conventions, not "Hollywood bullshit".

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Anytime I see a movie where they're speaking English

    by Reel American Hero

    And they really shouldn't I just tell myself that the movie is 'translated from..' whatever language it's supposed to be like how they do it comic books when someone's speaking a foreign language. And I'm cool with that.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Can we have a moratorium on dudes that...

    by Raymar

    "Challenged an Empire!" for just a bit?

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 1:53 p.m. CST

    i don't get it...

    by funkyknitwear

    when i was 12, 16, 20... up to the 35 i am now i have alwats loved prehistoric set movies, and anything that includes extinct creatures is fine with me. cgi looks good to me... come on, does it really look that fake? so what if they all speak english. if i'm going to watch a big dumb action movie i don't wanna be reading subtitles all the way through, and i've never had a problem with subtittles, even as a kid when my big bro used to show me wierd foreign horror films. personally i think it looks fun, the guy is fit, the girl's gorgeous, and i can suspend disbelief for two hours if i'm gonna have some fun. go emmerich! lol

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    bollocks

    by funkyknitwear

    brain dead stupidity? wh yis this film so brain dead. surely it's just there to have a bit of fun for a couple of hours. i don't mind laughing at the daft bits, and the dodgy acting. it's better than 99% of any low budget stuff put out by the sci fi channel. how people com[pare i do not know. at least big budget stuff like this is a little interesting!

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST

    I agree with Red Five

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and that's all I have on this issue.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Before everything we know...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    ...lies a legend...of a completely forgettable movie.

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Camilla Belle better be buck in this thing

    by Kirbymanly

    or it ain't be gettin' my bucks

  • Dec. 14, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    xiphos

    by ironic_name

    you wrote "sounds like the bible!"<P>as in old testament, as in torah..<P>I know you are still in recovery..<P>simon wiesenthal, is watching you..

  • Dec. 15, 2007, 6:13 a.m. CST

    The last shot reminded me of ALIEN 3...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    and we already had the same in THE RELIC and half a dozen other movies. IT'S NOT THRILLING ANY MORE. That said, let's take a look at the board: The chick looks cute, but the rest of the scenes didn't overwhelm me too much.

  • Dec. 15, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    responses

    by kisskissbangbang

    To Memories-of-Murder: I meant to indicate a hypothetical movie a million years old, but it came out as if I meant Quest For Fire; sorry, of course you're right. And reconstucted Nostratic for a film would be cool. Node: I agree, this movie is going to be dumbed-down horseshit, but as long as the characters speak their language as well as Bushmen (which is not more primitive than English), regular English still sounds fine to me.

  • Dec. 15, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Warren Peace has certainly bulked up

    by Drath

    When did he grow man boobs? Sadly, I wish he was in Sky High 2 or a Sky High TV show rather than this. Not to judge it too harshly, this looks like a lot of nice visuals, but there's also kind of a generic 'meh' feeling to it too. Sounds like they're using a script that was written as a prequel to the Scorpion King. I like the suggestion this is the tale of the Tower of Babel. That or it's a build up to Noah and the ark. But Gibson already did something like that with Apocalypto (action hero fighting to survive in a pre-civilization that goes unrecorded by history). Can't they just fucking make CONAN or even HE-MAN already?

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Why are South American birds in Africa?

    by AntwonFisher

    First of all, they are not "ostriches" OR Diatryma[which are supposedly herbivorous]. if anything, they are phrorusrhacids which actually lived in SOUTH, not even north, AMERICA - they were NEVER in Africa. And unless they're in the pre-desert Sahara, none of those temples should exist...