Alpha - a movie set 20,000 years ago

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  1. DKR

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    Since the J Johnson movie is enjoying some comments, thought this movie might also be of interest.

    One of the trailers, if you haven't seen it
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    I doubt it is anywhere near accurate, but folks who enjoy a good yarn - and can ignore the usual Hollywood....stuff... might still enjoy what is - at it's heart, a dog movie.

    You may or may not enjoy the depiction of stone age people (surprisingly clean stone age people at that) and their day to day life. The depiction of flint knapping, for example, shows a lack of understanding of the craft...

    Thought I would post this in case you may have missed the trailer/announcement. If nothing else, you can pick up a copy from the bargain DVD bin soon enough for watching on a cold winter's night...
     
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    It will be entertaining as long as people accept it as Hollywood's version.....I also noticed their beautiful teeth and fingernails......worth a buck at the DVD robot at least ! Cool
     
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    I'm looking forward to it.
     
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    I hadn't heard of this one. Could be interesting.
    On a similar note, anyone seen "Quest for Fire"? Not a great movie, but there's one scene that sticks in my memory because it's so hillariously relevant to us. In the film, the Neanderthals were dependant on fire, but had not yet developed the skills to start it themselves, so they had to search out lightning strikes, or raid cromagnon camps and bring fire back with them. Early in the film, a victorious group is coming back to the camp with a smoldering basket of punkwood. The tribe is rejoicing, right up until one idiot grabs the bundle and starts dancing around in glee. He immediately drops it in the water.
    It's good to know "that guy" has existed since the dawn of man. Every tribe's got one.
    Back in Scouts, ours was named "Phil".
     
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    I'll try, but you even stopped me watching the trailer telling me about the dodgy flint knapping, they might as well be running around wearing nike and digital watches :D
     
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    Looks "interesting". Probably worth a viewing for no other reason than I am currently re-reading "Clan of the Cave Bear" (for the millionth time). The trailer makes it looks like a boy trains a wolf to be a dog and they survive together. I wonder if it was their "great-many-times-over" grandsons that were depicted in "A Boy and his Dog". :16:
     
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    I like wolves so I will go see it. In my younger days I have raised one from a pup, (not a good pet at all). I am sure that many things will be pointed out as being incorrect, but I am not trying to learn from this movie just entertain myself.
     
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    I'll go see it. Couldn't be any worse than The Revenant. :)

    Fingernails! LOL!!!

    If you look up BRKT Gunny knives on Knivesshipfree.com and look at the woman's hand holding the red scaled Gunny, she has dirtier fingernails than these cavemen!
     
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    Id go see it - for entertainment value. I never expect movies to be accurate. I just like going to the theatre, the fountain drinks taste better there for some reason haha
     
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    For entertainment purposes only.
     
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    I would watch it. I like a good survival against the odds movie. It looks cheesy, but sometimes they become cult classics.
     
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    "Athra!"
     
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    I saw this movie. PAINFULL.
    There was no historical accuracy (as far as I know. I don't have first hand knowledge from the time period :D) nothing made any sense from a bushcrafting point of view.
    The story was slow at best. I was bored 10 minutes in. I would not see it again. I'm interested to see what others think.
     
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    20,000 years ago they were more likely to be egalitarian, without leaders. Maybe if it comes out on netflix. I really want to see the Ice Man movie even with subtitles.
     
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    20,000 years ago they were more likely to be egalitarian, without leaders. Maybe if it comes out on netflix. I really want to see the Ice Man movie even with subtitles.
     
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    Got to see ALPHA today, here's my take on it:

    Good boy/dog prehistoric survival action movie, excellent cinematography, costumes seemed appropriate, subtitles that a monkey could figure out, some flint knapping and fire building, tribal clan teamwork, honor your ancestors, buffalo jump, love for family.

    Good G-rated movie to take young teens to see and not worry about nudity, foul language, etc.; they show blood and hunting wild animals.

    Don't think it will win any Academy Awards but I'm glad I went to see it.

    I also liked the movie because it was $5 Tuesday and I got a senior discount on popcorn and soda.
     
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    I've been wanting to see it but it doesn't look worthy enough to pay theater prices. I'll wait for it to come out on DVD. Shouldn't be too long...

    Jon.
     

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