When a twosome of shiftless Nimrod-gatherers (Evil and Cera) are banished from their old village, they get under way bad on an epic journey from head to foot the antediluvian in the seventh heaven.
I was so looking forward to this film when I went to the cinema. I normally love Jack Black films, but this was so painfully crass and so unfunny. The lack of continuity during the scene was entertaining though (watch Jack's hair parting). Definitely not one I'll be renting.
Better Than Monty Python's 'Life Of Brian'
In comparison to the 'Life Of Brian' which I found relatively dull, 'Year One' was a pleasant surprise. Plenty of laughs (however be warned, most of them cringeworthy!), the story follows two cavemen who belong to the group of hunters/gatherers. When Jack Black's character is banished from the village for eating an apple from the 'Forbidden Tree Of Knowledge', both him and his friend (Michael Cera) set off on an epic journey through the evolving ancient world, meeting plenty of biblical characters along the way...
Year One is rated PG-13, but a better guideline might be: No one older than 16 should bother seeing it.
The humor, largely centered around bodily functions and bathroom habits, is almost exclusively sophomoric.
While there is chemistry between the loud buffoon character, played by Jack Black, and Michael Cera as his meekly soft-spoken sidekick, this caveman saga/biblical retelling misses more often than it hits.
It starts promisingly enough. Zed (Black) is reviled by his tribe of zealous hunter/gatherers for his lack of skills. When he admits that he's not a good hunter, everyone - individually and collectively - always adds: "Or gatherer."
Oh (Cera) is brainier, but his hunting/gathering aptitude adds up to zero. Some of the movie's...
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