When Rip-Off Cavegirls Ruled The Earth
Creatures The World Forgot (1971) Is Just That
The saints deliver us from cave pics that stunk up cinemas from success of One Million Years B.C in 1966. Here was a near-last of them that didn't even have dinosaurs! That's like not putting chocolate in a Hershey Bar. I watched this for a first time on Sony HD because (1) it's a Hammer till now unseen, and (2) High-Def, which has brought me to alter of many I'd otherwise skip for balance of life. So how does one justify 92 minutes spent with cave-folk? You could say curiosity, but that dissipates by a reel's finish; from there it's a duty sit and a lugubrious one. Pre-history stuff was a closest talkies came to renewing silents. Did folks realize they were watching movies pretty much like Grandpop did? Then there's speculation over whether or not the print you're seeing is complete. Was nudity Euros got denied to us? There's forum dwellers aplenty who will tell you yes. As to whether that matters, well, yes, it's the only thing that does in pix so leaden. Maybe I'm harsh; as cave dramas go, Creatures The World Forgot could be worse, even as fans declare any of others to be better. There's no secret that whatever principal girl was cast would sell them, in this case Julie Ege, who comes in late (Creatures a multi-generational saga, like Cavalcade in fur tatters). Ege misses primitive look we expect --- probably the best at that was Martine Beswick of Prehistoric Women, the only actress I'm aware of that rock-dwelled on two occasions (Women plus One Million Years B.C.). Just imagine hope ingénues hung on being a next Raquel Welch (see above lure from Hammer) --- immortality borne upon the wings of a Pterodactyl.