New B.C. Posters

Besides Independence Day (a guilty pleasure of mine), I’m not a big fan at all of Roland Emmerich’s work. I loathe Day After Tomorrow and Godzilla. Still, for some reason I’ve been drawn to the story of 10,000 B.C. with its wooly mammoths, sabre-tooth tigers and spear hunting cave-men like a moth to a flame. Something about it looks totally ass-kicking. Sort of a slicker, bigger-bang version of Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto. I guess we’ll see though.

from worstpreviews:

The story follows a young hunter (Steven Strait) on his quest to lead an army across a vast desert, battling saber tooth tigers and prehistoric predators as he unearths a lost civilization and attempts to rescue the woman he loves (Camilla Belle) from an evil warlord determined to possess her.

Anyway, Warner Bros. released a few new posters for their marketing campaign today. While I’m no art critic, but these new posters are colorful and bright, convey a sense of action; plus I’m all about man vs. beast… very LARGE beasts at that. So have a look at the posters; the trailer is below the fold…


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15 comments

  1. Marina Antunes

    Rather surprisingly, I always assumed I'd seen "Stargate" until I popped it in before going to bed last night only to realize that I've never seen it. Not one shot.

    That aside, I have to admit, I'm curious about this one. Yeah, Thaw sounds like the better movie but chances we're going to see WM in that one: zero. Here: 100%.

  2. StarGate rules. 'Say hi to King Tut for me asshole'.

  3. Marina Antunes

    I've only seen 1/2 of it but so far, it's fun. The action hasn't really kicked in yet – I'm assuming there's going to be some sort of ass kicking going on at some point.

    I do like Kurt's hairdo.

  4. The action is not as extravagant as Emmerichs later works. But James Spader/Kurt Russell is priceless. I do like the beginning more than the ending though, I liked the history stuff. It does have a bitchin' villain though. In fact, it's just a kickass movie overall. Hilarious too.

  5. Given the fact that I absolutely hate Emmerich’s work, I must confess I'm kind of looking forward to 10,000 B.C. But then it's not often you get to see wooly mammoths on the big screen.

  6. I can't even enjoy STARGATE on its own idiotic terms. Even by blockbuster-y summer brainless sci-fi standards, this is poison for the soul.

  7. (And the Mammoth on looks like the guy is played by Collin Farrell. :) )

  8. Poison for the soul, eh? How do you figure?

  9. Stargate – The movie panders like love-sick puppy, steals liberally from much better films (Close Encounters, The Abyss, Indiana Jones), and has one of the worst screenplays imaginable. It leans on every cliches out there and 9 times out of 10 cynically sucks any energy or joy out of the proceedings. Need I continue?

  10. Didn't Kurt Russels impersonation of a chicken make you laugh though? And didn't you find the alien-pyramid conspiracy entertaining?

    I don't even know if I agree Indiana Jones is better than Stargate (assuming we're talking about Indiana Jones 1). At least StarGate has the sense of reality to have the geek and the badass be two separate characters.

    At least StarGate is one movie that has the alien people speak an alien language, without subtitles.

  11. "At least StarGate is one movie that has the alien people speak an alien language, without subtitles."

    David Lynch's DUNE? Although they are actually a subdivision of advanced humans, the Spicing Guild folks use a cool-ass retro translator thingy.

    In regards to Star Gate again. IN my own fit of movie-snobbery-fueled-rage, (even back in 1994), I couldn't get past the 100 glaring flaws to see the 2-3 'entertaining' bits and kibble.

  12. Hey, I'm not saying that StarGate is the only movie to do that, but it is one of the few blockbusters to force american audiences to stretch like that. I wouldn't say StarGate is on the level of Dune for sure.

    For a blockbuster, StarGate has no major flaws. The characters are stereotypes playing against eachother, the action is flashy and well done, the production value is good… If there is something I will never understand, it's how some people can say that Jaws is a masterpiece and StarGate is horrible. They're exactly the same for me.

  13. Kurt Halfyard

    "Jaws is a masterpiece and StarGate is horrible. They’re exactly the same for me."

    The scene in Jaws with the three men singing on the ship. That scene alone makes StarGate not qualified to sniff Jaw's hinder. That you actually care about anything is why Jaws works and StarGate doesn't (on one level). Screenplay. Screenplay. Screenplay. On another level.

    I don't think that Jaw's display's the level of filmmaking, pacing, and storytelling ineptitude that StarGate consistently shows. Now it's been 14 years since I saw SG and perhaps 3 since Jaws, I'm only throwing this out for full disclosure.

  14. See, that scene of them singing in the ship would have worked, if the movie had cared about the characters. Instead the only interaction we get between them is one-off lines like "Next time just ask me what rope to pull", at which point you're like 'wow, this has potential, I didn't see this coming', but it never becomes anything, other than constantly talking about the shark with the occasional monologue about past experience.

    As for pacing and storytelling, Jaws tells no story. It tells a situation. The entire film never develops beyond the McGuffin of the shark, which is fine for me. I just don't get how anybody would herald is as being spectacular. The pacing, I thought, was pretty terrible. 1 hour of watching those barrels flow around on the water was too much for me. The excitement was lost. I mean unless you think sharks are extremely interesting, I don't see how that film would stay interesting. I prefer an alien to a shark. Hell, the same day I watched Jaws I rewatched Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and I thought to myself, that the only reason I enjoyed the latter more, is because I enjoy breasts more than sharks. Other than that, it's the same bullshit.

  15. colleeny

    I have seen jaws twice, I doubt I will ever see it again, but I have watched Stargate a good dozen times, and I am sure I'll watch it again. Is it a better film than Jaws… probably not, but its hard to compare the two. It boils down to whats you personally like to watch. I'll watch Kurt Russell any day of the week.

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