Writer/director Roland Emmerich, who gave us Independence Day and The Day after Tomorrow, is back with his latest blockbuster, 10,000 BC. Performances by the leads Steven Strait (Covenant, Sky High) as the young hero D'Leh and Camilla Belle (When a Stranger Calls, Back to the Secret Garden), his love interest, are only passable. Stronger performances come from Cliff Curtis as Tic'Tic, D'Leh's mentor, and the two villains played by Afif Ben Badra and Marco Khan. The plot can be boiled down a basic hero's quest story: young, unsure male protagonist sets out to save his people from 'evil', wins a battle that bookies would give him 10,000 to 1 odds of winning, and gets the beautiful girl. Cue Disney ending. Unfortunately, we've all read and watched this plot in various guises numerous times. So what makes 10,000 BC any different? Actually, nothing. The hero's quest motif is not the only unoriginal idea: the movie is a combination of The Scorpion King, the second Jurassic Park movie and Braveheart, with just a sprinkling of Emmerich's Stargate movie. The film isn't a total waste of time - there are few good action sequences and the narration is interesting enough to keep you awake. But at the end of the day, this movie is only worth getting out on DVD. Don't waste a cinema trip watching this.