Friday, April 11, 2008

Easter Sunday

March 23

On Easter Sunday, we decided to go to Berkeley and watch 10,000 BC. Before we went out, Pangga made me close my eyes for a surprise he prepared for me. I didn't know that he bought Easter egg chocolates, hid it inside our room and made me look for it. It didn't take me long to find six Easter "eggs", hehehe. We had so much fun!


10,000 BC

"Director Roland Emmerich weaves myth and legend together in this epic love story. As the Ice Age is ending, the Yagahl people are struggling to survive. When Evolet (Camilla Belle), a young, blue-eyed girl is found and brought back to the tribe, their esteemed elder, Old Mother (Mona Hammond), realizes that the child is fulfilling a prophecy and will be instrumental in saving the Yagahl. D'Leh (Steven Strait) swore his heart to Evolet when she first came to the tribe, and after many years claims her as his own. But no sooner are the young lovers together, than they are torn apart by mysterious men arriving on horseback who kidnap many of the Yagahl, including Evolet, for slave trade. Determined to save his love and their people, D'Leh embarks on a rescue mission with his father figure Tic'Tic (Cliff Curtis). Along the way, they encounter different lands, new people, and strange creatures including giant birds akin to a killer ostrich." -

The preview was great, it offered a glimpse of the prehistoric world were mammoths and gaint saber- tooth tigers roam. When the movie came out, Bee and I were so eager to watch it. The CGI was great but the story line's common. Girl abducted- man rescues. We wanted to see more of the saber-tooth tigers but it was only shown in two short scenes. There were a lot of mammoths which made up for it and left us both satisfied.

The synopsis above which mentioned "giant birds akin to a killer ostrich" are called in the scientific community as Phorusrhacids or "Terror birds", which could reach up to nearly 10 feet (3 meters) tall and weigh over half a ton (500 kilograms). That's according to my man, who is an avid national geographic aficionado. I've watched one of his DVD collection and these kind of birds were nasty! You'd be glad they don't exist today.

The movie didn't get a lot of good reviews but Pangga and I loved it anyway. It wasn't so bad. The fight scenes at the end was exciting esp. when the oppressed triumphed against their slavers. What can I say, we were fascinated with the CGI and we always like happy endings.

I will give it 3 stars out of 5.

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Camilla Belle and Steven Strait


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