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...was perhaps the stupidest movie I have seen in the last few years.

By the gods, that was simply ridiculous.
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I dunno. Thought it was pretty cool myself. Lots of low tech ideas for a game plot in there.
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My wife rented it for our vacation this week. So I will give an update when I see it. Warning, I like bad movies as long as Jerry Bruckheimer is not inolved. I know if i see bruckheimer name, its a crapfest.

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It's cheesy, but I liked that movie!

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Plot, storyline, acting = garbage. SFX, and setting... lots if inspiration for a good ole' C&C game.

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Omote wrote:
Plot, storyline, acting = garbage. SFX, and setting... lots if inspiration for a good ole' C&C game.

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100% right on this one

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I could not watch more than about 30 minutes before I was bored. I dunno, I guess most movies these days are just blah to me.

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For my money 10,000 BC was just Apocalypto in a different setting. I actually saw the two movies within a week of each other, which reinforced the similarities.

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Plot, storyline, acting = garbage. SFX, and setting... lots if inspiration for a good ole' C&C game.

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100% right on this one

I agree on that!
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For my money 10,000 BC was just Apocalypto in a different setting. I actually saw the two movies within a week of each other, which reinforced the similarities.

Speaking of Apocalypto, I thought that that movie looked really cool. Still not great, but better then 10,000 BC. More food for thought for ancient cultures in your C&C game though.

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I tried to watch 10,000 BC, but gave up after I realized that half an hour into it, I still couldn't keep track of who the main character was unless someone else was calling him by name.

The mammoths in the beginning were cool, though.

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From a gamer perspective it had some cool elements. As far as being a good movie....*Blah!*

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I haven't seen it yet but I get the impression that whether you like it has a lot to do with expectation....those who approach it as a pulp film or Edgar Rice Burroughs sort of story seem to like it but those who expect it to have any historical truth to it...well, forget it. Despite being a history grad...I love pulp so I'm hoping it's good.

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it was ok, standard plot and storyline, good visuals, not an incredibly bad or stupid movie, just average.

Love, the setting though, I always dig the ancient and prehistoric stuff over the medieval (also a runequest fan)
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I thought the movie was terrible. However, it seemed like the Stargate guys (these are the people that made the original Stargate, along with ID4, and other movies...NOT the SG series) were visiting their old roots that they had with their Star Gate movie, but telling it more from a Earth point of view in some ways, of how the Earth got free.

At least that's what it sort of seemed like to me. Still didn't like the movie though.

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It was ok, wife liked it way more than I did. As for Apocolypto they had me i mean REALLY had me with the movie till he gets shot with an arrow that completely pierces his body manages to run a half marathon in the hot filthy south american jungle WTF?

Yeah I just couldnt suspend my disbelief anymore. With 10,000 BC i knew it was all BS from the get go, so I didnt have that No Freakin Way complex that marred my enjoyment of what would have otherwise been a spectacular flick.

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Mike Frank wrote:
It's cheesy, but I liked that movie!

Scratch that. I thought you were talking about 1 million years B.C.

I only realized it when I walked by a redbox this morning.

I have not seen 10,000 B.C.

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OMG, this is the most coverage 10,000 B.C. has gotten to date. I'm sure of it!

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Ok, finally seen this. If you like cheeze, special effects and plot/storyline be damned; this movie is for you. (the axebeaks were cool) other than that, it wasnt that good. And, at the end when the mammoth hunters were turned to farmers---crap. I would give 2 out of 5 stars. If you dont see it, you are not missing anything.

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Ok...just seen it. It was alright....not brilliant...but certainly entertaining in a Sat afternoon sort of way.

Definitely pulp...a touch of RE Howard in there with its suggestions of lost Atlantis and ancient but decaying and decadent civilizations contrasted with the simplicity of the barbarian and noble savage...if only the main character had been a bit more Conan-like and the tone a little less New Age hippy.

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This movie was a complete waste of my time. Ick. I want two hours of my life back.

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Omote wrote:
Speaking of Apocalypto, I thought that that movie looked really cool. Still not great, but better then 10,000 BC. More food for thought for ancient cultures in your C&C game though.

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I liked Apocalypto better my self as well ........In 10,000 BC how the girl came back to life I mean come on ...........With no cleric in site!

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Definitely pulp...a touch of RE Howard in there with its suggestions of lost Atlantis and ancient but decaying and decadent civilizations contrasted with the simplicity of the barbarian and noble savage

Hmm...just started to dip my toe into the whole RE Howard universe (along with Fritz Leiber's Lankhmar....soon as I'm done reading The War of Souls series). I might actually plop down the cash for the DVD set...
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Then again, maybe not. Ugh. New Age hippy in what way?
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Conan the main guy is not, I'm afraid...far too conccerned with the welfare of others and no killer instinct. So although the movie has RE Howard elements the characters don't...and it would have been so much better if they did. I wouldn't recommend buying it before you see it...although I enjoyed it well enough in I'd-watch-it-on-tv-again sort of way the general consensus here, as you can see, is that it's a load of cr*p!

What you should check out are the Dark Horse Comics if you're a Howard fan esp as a new series is just starting. Also if you get a chance to read Howard's Solomon Kane stories they are up there with the best of the Conan ones.

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Solomon Kane is the win. In some ways I actually prefer reading about him over Conan. That is until I just feel the overwhelming thirst for blood and dimemberment.

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