Sunday, March 09, 2008

10,000 B.C. : AND A WHITE MAN WILL LEAD THEM

With his latest cheap-looking show boat, Roland Emmerich re-imagines the world, 12,008 years ago, as some type of hippie hero fantasy land. A dread locked white boy goes on a search for his dread locked, blue-eyed beauty who has been abducted by the establishment (i.e. The Almighty and his band of slave-driving, utopia-loving, "four-legged demon" yes men).

D'Leh - looking handsome above - fights killer ostriches, horse-whispers to a saber tooth, gets mystical about the moon, plants crops, and leads a legion of black men into liberating themselves (and pyramid slaves) from The Almighty. That last bit comes off as more than a little condescending, because, for some inexplicable reason, large villages of capable black warriors are unable to rise up until a white man shows them the way.

It's all good though, cuz after the prehistoric revolution gets realized inside The Almighty's palace, D'Leh frees the slaves and gets the girl (Emmerich throws in a Snow White-like resuscitation for bad measure...). In the end, it's all a little curious that this adventure is supposed to take place 10,000 years "before Christ" because D'Leh sure comes off like the messiah himself ... albeit, much more chiseled and sexy than J.C. was. Or, so they say...

1 comment:

adwin356 said...

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