Roland Emmerich's big-budget throwback to prehistoric fantasies like ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. and PREHISTORIC WOMEN is too dumb to take seriously, but just silly enough to be sort of fun.
The year is self-evident and the locale is the remote Valley of the Yagahl, where each year a tribe of hardscrabble hunters trap and kill one of the giant wooly mammoths that each migrate through their valley. But a great change is afoot: The mammoths no longer appear as often as they once did (global warming, pehaps?) and Old Mother (Mona Hammond), the aged Yagahl matriarch who speaks to the spirits and foretells the future, has had a frightening vision of the future. A fin...