Films: 10,000 BC (2008)
Alias: Wooly Mammoths, Terror Birds, Smilodon (Spear-Tooth)
Location: Tundra/Jungle/Desert/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: Ranges from that of a tiger to twice that of elephants.
Summary: Let's take you back to caveman times...again. Only this time, it's a hundred percent accurate to when the dawn of man was hahahahahahahahahahahahahahAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHH!!! Just kidding, this is about as accurate as saying dinosaurs were around when we were.
History: This is the tale of D'Leh, a Mammoth hunter in the Ural Mountains who won the title of chieftain by pure accident, and is feeling a little bad about it. Then outsiders from afar come to kidnap many from his tribe, including his betrothed. Emboldened, D'Leh embarks on a long, geographically implausible journey all the way to what appears to be ancient Egypt, where most of the Mammoths have been enslaved alongside other tribes for a tyrant known as The Almighty. Oh, and some other prehistoric animals get caught in the crossfire.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: D'Leh realizes that he is the chosen one to stop The Almighty due to him saving a Spear-Tooth and not getting killed by it. He successfully ignites rebellion in both man and Mammoth that ends with the evil ruler getting speared, and D'Leh's love being resurrected by his tribe's elder's sacrifice. It's...been an interesting ride.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 3.5-All things considered, these are some intense showings of primeval wildlife. While the Spear-Tooth ultimately just serves to be a plot device, the others are dangerous in their own right. You either get trampled by a Mammoth or gored by a Terror Bird. It's not easy in the Stone Age.
Trivia: -The Terror Birds were included because director Roland Emmerich wanted dinosaurs in the movie, but needed something a bit more plausible. And even then, he was off the mark. Terror Birds and their ilk went extinct JUST before mankind evolved to the extent here.
-The Spear-Tooth's look was actually inspired by the Liger, a crossbreed between lion and tiger that actually exists. And yes, it is possible that you can put two different big cats in the same room, and they'll produce this. Minus the saber-teeth, of course.