A young outcast from a primitive tribe is forced to defend his people from a brutal onslaught in Independence Day director Roland Emmerich's fast-paced period adventure. Despite the fact that he is low man on the totem pole in his tribe of fearless hunters, a brave young boy (Steven Strait) longs to win the heart of a beautiful princess (Camilla Belle) who is well above his station in life. When an overwhelming horde of powerful invaders forces the hunters into slavery and abducts the princess, the once-aimless boy suddenly finds his destiny taking an unexpected turn. Now, if he has any hope of saving his tribe from certain extinction, this young boy will have to fight for the future to his dying breath.
The film delves into an interesting idea: mix pre-history, myth, pseudo-history, and actual history; but lacks clarity, a few more action sequences, and better story-telling. The narrator was unnecessary, and the shaman lady was not an interesting character at all. Overall, I wasn’t sure whether this was a love story or an adventure movie. However, 10,000 B.C. is watchable, and my family and I found it entertaining. A better movie could have been a subject of further discussion.