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Roland Emmerich: the upscale Uwe Boll

I’ve been seeing all the ads for this new movie, 10,000 BC, but I haven’t even been tempted to want to think about going to see it. Come on, people: One Million Years B.C., while even more grossly inaccurate, at least had Raquel Welch in that adorable bikini, and Quest for Fire had the invention of the missionary position. This movie has nothing but nicely modeled woolly mammoths, and I don’t see any teenagers stampeding the head shops for that poster to hang on their bedroom walls.

Anyway, here’s a review of the latest dreck from Emmerich. That’s as close as I’m getting to it.

Comments

  1. #1 Gustaf Sjöblom
    March 8, 2008

    I’m a bit perplexed about this blog entry, have this movie been advertised in any way as being even remotely factual?

    (If the answer is yes then ignore the rest of this post)

    The (very limited) marketing from this movie that I’ve seen has gotten me to think that it is a 100% fictional make believe, kind of like Lord of the Rings. Elves don’t fit well into biology either but I haven’t heard anyone complain about that particular aspect of the trilogy. :P

    Even if some ignorant whack-head teachers take kids to this movie to get educated in earth history I would not start to blame the movie in any way, it would all fall on the teacher.

    Now granted, you haven’t really said anything like this in your blog, but if you don’t think anything like it I don’t really see why you even bring the topic up. Except obviously if you simply dislike the fantasy genre and like to demonstrate it.

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?, OM
    March 9, 2008

    Joe Blow, compared with 10,000 — or even Apocalypto –, Michael Moore certainly is a deep thinker.

    Did you ever see Bowling for Columbine?