Currently a fourth feature film is in the works, but it has been lingering in development hell since a year after the third film (2002). Many rumors have surrounded the project since it was first reported, many surrounding plot and script ideas, and new logos. In 12/2008, Kathleen Kennedy (...a five-time Academy Award nominated American movie industry executive, perhaps best known for producing the Jurassic Park films..) was asked if there was any development on the long-anticipated sequel. Kennedy responded, "No... I don't know. You know, when [Michael] Crichton passed away, I sorta felt maybe that's it. Maybe that's a sign that we don't mess with it."
Rumors that this movie was made, but that it went directly to dvd is hogwosh and it will probably never be made.
I did read some of the Turok comics back in the day and I liked them. They were basic stuff. Violence was the plot. The stories were always a little more in-depth, fortunately. I'm not politically incorrect and I do like violent films, comics, etc.
This is not a terrible film. It did provide me with the minimum decency of nostalgia. Still, since I never read the original comic upon which this film is based...I can't help but wonder if the comic has as many holes in the story as this film. Such as...it was never explained how Chichak, or his tribe, acquired firearms, the ammunition to operate them...or the horses. American Indians did not acquire them until after Europeans arrived in `the New World`, i.e., the Americas. And since they did not arrive until the late 1400's and since it would be a good two hundred years or so before the two cultures trusted each other enough to legitimately trade things with one another of such importance, i.e., weapons & transportation, this film certainly seems to be more about catering to some demographic that doesn't care or doesn't know enough to care. Perhaps there is room for all three possibilities...
(And perhaps for multiple reasons. I detest conspiracy theories; but, if I was a conspiracy theorist I might conclude that this film mongers about the influence of technology... That the only good ppl are those that don't sellout for what is bigger, better, more powerful, etc. That it even hates white ppl.
Glenn Beck I am not.)
Why Turok actually told Chichak where they could, honestly, find the `Cliff Ppl` is a mystery that I don't care to solve or have solved. I do understand why Turok told Chichak 'something'... Doing so bought them time, for Chichak to get complacent, so that Turok & Andar could escape, so that Turok could devise a plan to kill Chichak, preferably before he tracks down the Cliff Ppl, & for Turok & Andar to stay alive; but, telling Chichak where to actually, & honestly, find the Cliff Ppl only made those things harder & less likely to be achieved. How Turok could be so courageous & brave one moment & then a moment later be so weak, thoughtless & cowardly is pathetic.
Perhaps the plot wasn't the worst possible plot. It was tired, old, predictable & rather corny; but, I am confident that it could have been worse. The story was the worst part. It was bad.
By no means was this the worst film that I've ever seen; but, still. This sucked.
On the DVD intro to the movie...the kid in the front row, his fingers interlocked like someone might have if they were praying, & on Trilby's left...that's some heavy 5'o'clock shadow for an, approximately, 8 - 14 year-old kid; he looks like he's nearing 40.
Awesomely funny movie though!
In my opinion, dark comedies are the funniest comedies and dark humor is the funniest kind of humor.