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Starting is disgusting, middle is disgusting and the end is a little less disgusting but still disgusting! But I did not give it 1 star because the story was a little good.
Quest for Fire is a wonderful prehistoric adventure which is beautifully shot, superbly directed by Jean-Jacque Annaud and for the most part very plausible and grounded in reality. Its attention to detail is admirable and it succeeds as this fascinating, mostly wordless and largely very successful experiment. But in the end, the film's highest accomplishment is actually its very important, subtle and ultimately moving portrayal of the arrival of knowledge, love and laughter as humanity's most essential tools.
Such a cool, yet ridiculous and original movie. Some of the set pieces are really impressive, as are the actors dedication. The lack of dialog doesn't stop this from being engaging. If anything it makes it more universal.
A dumb but unique film that's a Canadian classic
Racist film that unfolds between unequal races while races do not exist. With civilizations more advanced than the others, and, as if by chance, they have white skins, whereas the "wild" ones all have the cliches of the Africans (cannibalism ...)
"Quest for Fire" was a solid reminder about why I enjoy watching films and learning about their art; they are able to express ideas and tell stories by means of well put-together shots, detailed sounds/music, and emotionally charged body language.
The snob in me wants to dismiss this mind-numbingly stupid film and everyone who ever liked it, but the schmuck in me, somehow, enjoyed it. It's just as dumb as you expect, yet way more fun.
"Quest for Fire" may or may not be scientifically accurate, but given the cast manages to act out the story with just facial expressions, body language, and a made up gibberish, it's certainly an obscure, if not unintentionally funny, movie about the first evolved humans.
Pretty darn good if you're into pre-historic language films.
Quest for Fire is an awesome movie. It is about three prehistoric tribesmen who go in search for a new fire source. Everett McGill and Ron Perlman give fantastic performances. The screenplay is well written. Jean-Jacques Annaud did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the adventure and drama. Quest for Fire is a must see.