Year One – Movie Review
In year 1, Zed (Jack Black) and his friend, Oh (Michael Cera), are two inept cavemen just trying to survive. Zed is a lazy hunter with no skills, and Oh is a gatherer of nuts and berries. Then we see the survival of the fittest.
“Year One” stars Jack Black and Michael Cera, and is directed by Harold Ramis, so in theory, it should be funny. In practice, it is one of the worst movies I’ve every seen, and it is just not funny. It’s sloppy. At one point Michael Cera is wrapped in a boa constrictor and he says, “I’m dying”, and the next scene has nothing to do with it, and there’s no explanation. The idea is that these two cavemen are thrown out of the tribe, one because he’s kind of a jerk that messes up the hunt, and the other because he’s clearly too feminine for the cavemen, and they end up going through, essentially, I guess, the beginnings of the Bible. They meet Cain and Abel. They meet Abraham trying to sacrifice Isaac. They end of up in Egypt. I suppose there’s a good idea there somewhere, but it’s never played out, it’s stupid. Stupid-fun is one thing; I mean, “The Hangover” is really a funny movie. This just isn’t. The smartest people were the people like Paul Rudd, who did cameos and didn’t allow their names to be on the credits. This is zero stars.