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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:10 pm 
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Saw this tonight. I thought the mammoths and sabretooth OK but the men were too closely shaved and too well behaved. The Atlantean hints were a nice touch.
I won't be bothering with 9999 BC but I wasn't bored and was reasonably happy with the overall spectacle until that most powerful of memes, the bow and arrow, appeared. There had been no hint before and, even if our hero's isolated tribe had not heard of them, they certainly would have affected behaviour elsewhere.


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Maybe a bit off-topic with respect to the film, but didn't we come up with slings and then spear-chucker-thingies (technical name, you understand) before we came up with bows and arrows. Or did they have those earlier in the movie?

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Journeymouse wrote:
...spear-chucker-thingies (technical name, you understand)...

The Aboriginal version is called a woomera. Not sure if there's a general term for them other than 'spear thrower'.

On the question of close-shavedness, I gather there are cave paintings showing men shaving (or at least depilating their faces) using a pair of shells. Not sure how close a shave they managed, but they probably looked more clean-shaven than me on an average day!

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The hero started his journey a long way from the sea and shells and were, at that stage. ignorant of anything outside their valley.


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Ah - fair point then, Roy. I think I heard somewhere that this film also features the somewhat unlikely presence of woolly mammoths in tropical climates.

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There is that but since those in the tropics are captive they can get away with it. They could have used elephants but it would not have been as dramatic.


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