Homo Erectus

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"It's Pre-Hysterical!"
  • R
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 3.5  (1,913)

Homo Erectus is a comedic movie that was released in 2007. The movie is a comedic take on the prehistoric era and is set during the time when early humans roamed the earth. The movie stars Adam Rifkin as the main character Ishbo, a caveman who dreams of a better world. At the start of the movie, Ishbo is seen as an outcast in his tribe. He has ideas that are ahead of his time, such as using a round rock instead of a flat one to crack open nuts. This makes him stand out from the rest of his tribe and results in him being ostracized.

As the movie progresses, Ishbo develops a crush on a cave woman named Fardart, played by Ali Larter. Fardart is part of a rival tribe that is at war with Ishbo's tribe. Ishbo's attempts to woo Fardart result in various misadventures, including a run-in with a tribe of man-eating giants.

Amidst all this chaos, Ishbo has a larger goal in mind. He wants to prove to his tribe that there is more to life than just hunting and gathering. He wants to invent things and be creative. However, he faces opposition at every turn from his tribe, who are content with their way of life.

The movie is a creative twist on the prehistoric genre. The use of modern technology and objects in a prehistoric setting is hilarious and entertaining. It pokes fun at the traditional view of early humans and challenges the notion that they were all simple and uncreative.

The characters in the movie are all caricatures of early human types, from the brutish hunter to the sensitive artist. Adam Rifkin's Ishbo is the perfect balance of intelligence, creativity, and bumbling fool. His earnest attempts to win over Fardart are endearing, and his determination to make a better life for himself and his tribe is inspiring.

Ali Larter's Fardart is the typical damsel in distress, but with a twist. She is strong-willed and independent, and not afraid to speak her mind. Her chemistry with Adam Rifkin is palpable, and their scenes together are some of the funniest in the movie.

Hayes MacArthur's Thudnik is Ishbo's best friend and sidekick. He is the stereotypical dumb sidekick, but he is also loyal and endearing. His attempts to help Ishbo succeed often result in disaster, but his heart is in the right place.

The humor in the movie is a mix of slapstick and clever wit. The movie takes advantage of the absurdism of the prehistoric setting, from using a saber-toothed tiger as a couch to discovering fire accidentally. The jokes are never mean-spirited and the movie avoids stereotyping any one type of human.

The movie's soundtrack is an eclectic mix of modern and prehistoric tunes. The mix of drums and electric guitar creates a unique sound that fits well with the movie's setting. The costumes and sets are also well done, with attention paid to the smallest details.

Overall, Homo Erectus is a fun and entertaining movie that is perfect for a lazy day at home. The movie does not take itself seriously and is a refreshing take on the prehistoric genre. The characters are likable and the humor is witty and irreverent. If you are looking for a movie that will make you laugh and leave you feeling good, then Homo Erectus is the perfect choice.

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    1 hr 35 min
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    3.5  (1,913)