10,000BC: Giving Genre Films a Bad Name

  • Released 14 March 2008"Certificate_12a"
  • Directed by Roland Emmerich
  • Runtime 109 minutes
  • Warner Bros Pictures
  • Written by Roland Emmerich & Harald Kloser

Originally published in Matrix 188 on 07.07.2008
Reviewed by Martin McGrath

"10000_bc2" There are those for whom the name Roland Emmerich strikes a chill in their heart. There are those who regard his noisy back catalogue (including Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla, and The Day After Tomorrow) as a blight upon science fiction.

I am not one of those critics. Emmerich’s previous films might have been big and stupid and noisy and brash, but they were always entertaining with a nice thread of humour and generally likeable heroes.

Despite this, not even I can defend 10,000BC

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