10,000 B.C.

10000 BC The critics got it wrong. I heard a number of reports that this movie was bad and dumb and one of these self-proclaimed experts actually said it was “funny.” It’s not funny – although there are funny moments. It’s a serious story that carries us through struggle and genuine pain. There are physical challenges and emotional heartbreaks. Once again, I think the critics miss the point of films like this one.  

They criticized the film because the primary group speaks English. I don’t think it was intended to be an epic masterpiece, they were telling a story. . . to English speaking people. It is a story of a young man who is an outcast and is misunderstood. In time, he becomes a leader and rises to the challenge of his life. It’s inspiring. He’s brave and honest. There is much to like about this film.  

One of my favorite scenes is where the young man, D’Leh falls into a trap. There is also a giant saber toothed tiger in the pit. Rain is falling and the tiger will soon drown. D’Leh struggles with whether to release the tiger and hope to survive, or to allow the tiger to expire in the pit. He makes his decision and says to the tiger, “Do not eat me when I save your life!” 

I don’t know anyone who hasn’t had the experience of helping someone only to have that person turn and try to tear them to pieces. How dare they! I heard a lady on the radio today say that she offered to help a homeless person find some work and they yelled at her and became unhinged. She said, “I guess no good deed goes unpunished.”  

We took a group of teens down town to feed homeless folks one evening and before going, we made PB&J sandwiches. When the students began to hand them out, some of the recipients began to complain that we were not giving them meat. Does that mean that we stop helping those in need? Of course not. It may simply mean that we remind them, “Do not eat me when I save your life.” 

telemicus out

1 Responses to 10,000 B.C.

  1. Jodi Mosley says:

    I don’t usually comment, but this one just struck a nerve due to something that happened to someone I love today. Thank you for reminding us we can’t stop helping just because we have been and might get burned. It is truly hard to watch someone be hurt so badly by the very person or circumstance they bent over backwards to help. I guess that’s when we have to remind our selves we help for God not for the people we are helping or ourselves! For Him! He should be the first reason. I get it in my head any way, I’m working on the heart. This was very timely and I thank you for the encouragement! I needed it. Love ya! [Michael’s little sister]

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