Director of movies like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, Roland Emmerich released this prehistoric-action film in 2008 to tepid reviews. A.O. Scott of the New York Times called it a “sublimely dunderheaded excursion into human prehistory,” while another critic said the film took itself “far too seriously” and didn’t help matters by being historically and archaeologically inaccurate. In one scene, locals in what looks like ancient Egypt are forced to build pyramids — the earliest of which were not built until about 8,000 years later. The movie was also incorrect in depicting woolly mammoths as participants in the building of said pyramids. Furthermore, woolly mammoths would probably have died of heat exhaustion in the desert. Wasn’t that obvious to anyone else?