Sunday, October 7, 2007

10,000 B.C. poster

This is not book news, but I thought it may interest anyone who likes to read about prehistoric animals. The movie poster for the upcoming film 10,000 B.C. was recently released. (Click image for a full-sized version.)


A reviewer over at Chud.com didn't like it, but I can definitely see this poster hanging on my wall. That's not an endorsement of the movie. There are numerous scientific inaccuracies in the trailer, including the construction of what appears to be the Egyptian pyramids thousands of years before they were actually built. The director, Roland Emmerich, is fond of throwing pseudoscience in his movies. His last film, The Day After Tomorrow, was based on a book written by a paranormal radio talk-show host and a writer of several "non-fiction" books about UFOs.*

That said, I have no problem with the movie as long as it's marketed as a fantasy rather than a realistic take on Ice Age society. Still, I imagine that paleoanthropologists and archaeologists are going to need to spend a lot of time separating the fact from the fiction for the public.

10,000 B.C. has a release date of March 7, 2008 "A.D." Ain't It Cool News has already posted an advance "spy" review for those of you who don't care about spoilers. The official web site is www.10000bcmovie.com

* The Day After Tomorrow was very similar to a 1979 disaster novel titled The Sixth Winter by Douglas Orgill and John Gribbin, so much so that I find it hard to believe that the writers of movie were not aware of it. The book also is about the sudden onset of an Ice Age, and both feature storms that instantly freeze people and killer wolves. Pick up the book if you ever stumble across it in a used-book store -- it's a fun little read.

3 comments:

10000 bc said...

Nice poster i think.

Science Nerd said...

I feel the same. I like the concept, but there are so many shameless scientific innaccuracies in the trailer alone, I can only consider it a fantasy film. But I will go see it as a fantasy film.

We're building an article, The REAL 10,000 BC, and hopefully a documentary will come out on a cable channel to show what life was really like at in 10,00 BC.

Anonymous said...

THIS JUST IN - You people can stop bitching about scientific inaccuracies in 10,000 BC. It's been confirmed that the movie is based off the world of Conan the Babarian, otherwise known as the Hyborian Age.