Monday, May 11, 2009

One Million Years B.C. (1966)

3 / 5
Tagline: This Is The Way It Was.
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Written by: George Baker, Joseph Frickert
Actors include: Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Length: 100 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Uh...this is the way it was is the tagline, but someone is seriously confused here. Although yes it is entertaining in it's own way and I do believe some effort was put into designing the dinosaurs and whatnot, there are many glaring errors which make this one impossible. It's about 1 million years BC of course, so we meet a bunch of gorgeous women dressed in tramp costumes and a bunch of dudes who look like they took a break from truck driving and got greased up to be in the film. Nobody really talks much (because they can't speak properly) but there is lots of yelling and grunting! They encounter danger with dinosaurs (which I do think they tried to do) and then a giant lizard? Yeah they filmed a lizard, then made it look gigantic in shots with a man and well they even made a chase scene out of that...seriously! They also made a gigantic sea turtle the same way and was it ever something to see. For the most part this movie is "something to see" but I definitely think it's one of the weaker Hammer entries and it will be far more appealing to the male species than the ladies.

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