The movie 10,000 BC is based around the desperate efforts for love of a man who loses his woman to a group of person-snatching strangers. Set in the time indicated by the movie’s title, this film identifies various prehistoric features of a young world. This is one of those movies where it is clear that the filmmakers were not after total accuracy, and where the audience is assumed to have no consideration for the actual facts of the world as we know it. Though many such aspects from the picture certainly do predate the aged world we know today, they do not all quite go back as far as 10,000 BC. The very means by which our main character was separated from his lover do not coincide with the known developments of early civilization. Though the hero had his girl stolen away by horseback riding hooligans, the time of utilizing horses for transportation is far in the future to come for this movie’s setting; horseback riding is understood to have begun closer to 14,000 B.C. Tools presented in the movie brought up a similar incoherence with researched records. Metalworking of any sort did not come about until more than five centuries later! A particularly bizarre error that flies right in the face of all conception of a mentally processing audience comes at the very start of the movie. The writers wasted no time in clarifying the lack of effort towards timely accuracy. In the first scene, one of conflict and some violence, one of the tribe members reacts with surprise to the angry events happening before them with the whispered phrase, “Jesus.” The falsehood so plainly evident in this film put it down as a ridiculously inaccurate movie, one not even worth viewing in our class alongside movies as erroneous as Absolute Zero and The Core.