DVD Tuesday Monsters and hotties in animal skins thank you 10000 BC for the cheesy but cherished memoriesArchaeologists are scoffing at 10000 BC and I hope no one takes it for a historically accurate picture of Ice Age life But it did a great first weekend because lets face it Many of us have a place in our hearts for ridiculous epics about good-looking people in skimpy animal-skin outfits and monsters dragons saber-tooth tigers more correctly called smilodons as though anyones going to switch to a dorky name like that whats the diff Call me old-fashioned but I prefer my ridiculous pseudo-history made in the years BC before CGI Give me a stop-motion dinosaur or even an iguana in dinosaur drag over a weightless computer rendering Since I dont have to tell anyone that One Million Years BC 1966 starring Raquel Welch is the gold standard for this kind of nonsense Im going to suggest taking a look at When Dinosaurs Ruled the Ea
10,000 B.C. courtesy Warner Bros.
Despite so-so reviews from critics and loud guffaws from historians, 10,000 B.C. has no bone to pick with its opening weekend haul of $35.7 million. Placing second behind the prehistoric lark was Martin Lawrence's College Road Trip, which opened with $14 mil.Rounding out the top five were Vantage Point ($7.5 mil), last week's champ, Semi-Pro ($5.8 mil) and The Bank Job (debuting with $5.7 mil).Props to the New York Daily News for the above headline, by the way.