When I saw the trailer for this movie one giant big ‘THING’ came to my mind . . . . Human Kind didn’t live in the time of the woolly mammoth! Or did we? I started to question myself, my religion, Christianity, Judaism, Creationism, etc. I started to believe that there was in fact a human evolutionary process our ancestors went through. Maybe Charles Darwin was correct in his findings at Galapagos. Maybe Sasquatch is our missing link.
This movie seemed really intriguing to me. I really want to go see this movie even though it might make much of what I thought to be true now untrue. The movie has danger, high adventure, ancient civilizations, there is a hint of love in the story line, and it has prehistoric creatures as well as humans roaming the earth together.
The special effects make it seem more real than the real thing, if that’s even possible. But is it the real thing. Should we as Mormons watch such a mixture of real and false worlds? Should we boycott this movie on the sole premise that under the belief that the Church holds the earth is just over 6,000 years old. But that would make a 6,000 year gap between this movie and what we are to believe as Mormons.
I am in conflict with myself. As a technical person I want to know how the movie was made. And being left handed (in my right mind) I want to know the creative process the movie makes went through to accomplish such a dramatic film. What am I to do? Honestly! On the one hand my religion tells me one thing and on the other hand society is telling me another. I can’t just explain it away be saying it’s a rated ‘R’ movie and I shouldn’t watch such movies. But isn’t PG-13 and that excuse won’t stick.
My inquisitive nature guided me check the movie times for 10,000 B.C. as well as ticket costs for an entire family of 5. I was surprised to see ticket prices have gone up since the last time I had viewed a theatrical motion picture. The cost came out to about $49.50. This was before the ticket surcharge for ordering online and before the refreshments. Even if we did the high school trick and snuck in $1.00 Rasinettes from Walmart we couldn’t sneak in sodas or popcorn.
I have seen good hype for movies that turned out to be bad. So maybe we should just skip this one and stick to movies we won’t have financial, religious and cultural remorse for watching. So tonight I am going to walk down to my mail box & gently place the prepaid envelopes into the the post and mail them to “Nearest Netflix Shipping Facility”. If the movies we get in the mail are offensive to us all we have to do is mail them back and we’ll get the next ones in as little as one business day. I hope to see 10,000 B.C. coming to the SiFi network or Netflix in the coming year. This way if I don’t agree with the content I can just yell at the TV and not face being banned from our local Century 16 MegaPlex.