Long Ago in 10,000 BC

Somehow this isn’t the gripping epic director Emmerich would have us believe, it’s really a disappointing yarn that could have been set in any time period … or not set at all.

10,000 BC

Director: Roland Emmerich

Cast: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Omar Sharif

Cert: 12

Somehow this isn’t the gripping epic director Emmerich would have us believe, it’s really a disappointing yarn that could have been set in any time period … or not set at all.

The story concerns Strait as our hero – abandoned by his father but now the great hunter of the village whose exploits earn him the love of the local beauty (Belle) – who must take on a group of neighbourhood thugs in battle.

There are moments, alas all too few, when the film hints at greatness … and then decides against it. The visuals are good but the characters don’t really engage us and there ought to have been more action.

Star Rating: 2/5

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