Year One is a movie about two friends Zed and Oh, one is hunter and other is a gatherer. They live in a dawn of mankind and are basically having the same problems as us now. After some incidents they are banished from their tribe and forced to find a new home. And now, something about movie, it is good. I guess everyone expected more from Black/Cera duo, but the script was pretty lame. There were a couple of good jokes, but they were counting on Black and Cera filling in the rest of the movie with their goofs. Directed by Harold Ramis (Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, National Lampoon’s Vacation), Year One is a miss with some redeeming values. Setting and religion are two of the elements that generate a lot of the good stuff in Year One.
And Jack Black is starting to get on my nerves, it was funny to see him in a movie or two to prance around and make that kind of comedy but after a few movies it is starting to get boring. I liked the use of biblical elements and stories incorporated into the script, but they did not go all the way. If you are looking for a similar flick check out Mel Brooks History of the World or Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Overall movie is not so bad as the critics claim, but it’s not gold nor it is hilarious. It is funny enough to be entertaining and that’s it. One of those mindless comedies that might surprise you.
Director: Harold Ramis
Cast: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt, David Cross, Vinnie Jones, Hank Azaria
Fun Facts: Stanley Tucci was cast to play the Biblical character Noah. After Evan Almighty (2007) failed at the box-office, Noah was cut from the film.
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1045778/