|Turok: Son of Stone|
US: February 5, 2008
- "A Legend is Born"
- —Tagline of the movie.
Turok: Son of Stone is a 73-minute 2008 animated film based on the Turok franchise. The animated film is more based on the comic book series by Western Publishing than recent installments.
The film begins with Turok, Nashoba, and Catori all playfully chasing each other. The group then encounters a rival group of Native Americans who attempt to kill Turok. Turok kills them all, and while in a blinding rage from the attack, ends up attacking his brother by accident. Turok's father, Hanoqui, the tribe's Chief who defends his son's actions. The tribe's medicine man though proceeds to exile Turok, in the hopes that his exile, will prevent revenge and bloodshed.
Sixteen years later, Nashoba and Catori's son, Andar, finds Turok. Andar reveals that Nashoba survived the wounds from Turok's attack and has become Chief of the tribe. Andar requests that Turok return to the tribe to fend off an enemy attack that could wipe out the tribe. It is revealed that by Turok killing the enemy tribesman years before, it has sparked a war between the two tribes. Turok at first declines to help. During the attack, the leader of the enemy tribe, Chichak, injures Nashoba. Almost all the warriors are killed in the battle with Chichak's men, giving no protection to the tribe's women and children. Soon after the battle, Turok comes to the battleground to find a dying Nashoba to whom he swears he will protect the tribe.
Turok and Andar arrive to find Chichak's men destroying the village. It is revealed that Chichak is the son of the leader of the men that Turok killed years before. Chichak then takes Catori hostage and flees from the village with Turok and Andar following. After fleeing, Chichak arrives in a cave full of bones where a standoff takes place between the trio. Soon after, a terror bird leaps out and kills one of the horses by beheading her, surprising the group. In the midst of the chaos, with Andar and Turok attacking the bird, Chichak flees with Catori further into the cave, with the former two only wounding the terror bird.
Turok and Andar find an opening in the cave that leads them to the Lost Lands. When Andar hears footsteps, he assumes they belong to herds of buffalo, but when he gets up there were no buffalo to be found, only a herd of grazing Ankylosaurus, which begin to stampede. After running away from the stampeding herd of Ankylosaurs, Turok finds a Carnotaurus attacking Chichak and Catori. Turok and Andar rescue Catori and eventually escape from both Chichak and the Carnotaurus by floating on a log down a river. While on the log, the trio see various creatures in the Lost Lands.
They encounter Diplodocus eating trees with some Arsinoitherium grazing next to them, a family of Dimetrodon, two prehistoric Archaeolemurs eating some millipedes with an Archaeopteryx snatching one, a flock of Pteranodon hovering over them, a Meganeura eaten by a mysterious lily pad, and a Megaloceros being killed and eaten by two Velociraptors, who also leave the trio alone. The trio are soon attacked by a Plesiosaurthat is suddenly is eaten by a Tylosaurus which then proceeds to attack the trio. After the group arrive on shore, they are encountered by a group of Native Americans who ride on tamed Terror Birds.
Meanwhile, Chichak arrives to the presence a group of Cavemen and is attacked by them. After Chichak kills the Cavemen king, he becomes the new king of the group, having asserted his dominance. Back at Turok's group, Sepinta is informed by Aniwa that they found strangers (Turok and the group). The group is escorted to the village by Koba who informs Sepinta that he saw Turok kill a "longneck" (plesiosaur). Sepinta reveals that she is the Chief of the Cliff People. Turok tells Sepinta their story of how they got to the Lost Lands, to which Sepintna does not believe.
To prove that they are not hostile, Sepinta gives them the task of gathering food for the tribe. The first task for Turok is to get an egg from a Pteranodon nest. While Koba shows him and Andar where the nest is, Turok insists he do it. Once he reaches the nest, gets the egg, and puts it in a sack, he is attacked by a family of Pteranodon, who were trying to protect the egg. Turok managed to get on top of one and ride it. Though it tried to fight back, they both crashed and fell right next to the village. Turok then snaps the neck of the Pteranodon, killing it; before he reveals the egg, which is safe and not broken. The villagers cheer for him, but the wound Turok received earlier from the Plesiosaur is too much, and he collapses, unconscious.
Later that night, a Caveman is seen outside roasting something on a rotisserie. Inside the cave, the Cavemen are seen having dinner, which consists of meat from many animals and people that they killed. Two Cavemen are banging rocks and sticks on logs for playing music, and three bow to Chichak, who is using a stone that resembles a chair as a throne. A female Cave person is seen feeding her children meat. Another female Cave person offers Chichak some meat, who assumes it's his horse, which was killed, so he refuses. The female begins to grunt to have him eat it, while three Cavemen watch her. When Chichak finally takes it, he takes a strip of it and finds it to be not bad before continuing to eat.
Outside, the cooking Caveman is seen taking two big chunks of meat of his dinner. The meat he is eating reveals that it is the Caveman king (who still has that bayonet impaled through his head). As Chichak finishes his meat, he orders all of the Cave people to listen to him. He tells them that he is looking for others like him, but they do not seem to understand. He repeats it again by saying that they look like him and wants to kill them. However, they still do not understand and go back to eating. One Caveman tells him to sit down, but Chichak does not want to stay with them, but to find his enemy. The Caveman tries to calm him down, but Chichak shoots him in the head, shocking the others. Chichak then takes some blood from the dead Caveman and makes two familiar marks on the wall, shocking the others with surprise. When he asked if they have seen the marks before, all of the Cavemen agree and point outside to tell him where they are.
At the cliff village, Aniwa is seen marking Catori and Andar. While she does that Sepinta says, "With every sunrise, we fight for our lives. This is our way. We do not fear it. And every night, beneath the moon, we take shelter. Strong because we are many." She mentions to them that the mark they have on their faces is the mark of her people before telling them to rise. Andar whispers to his mother that the mark is same as their people. Sepinta will also have Turok marked once his wounds heal, and she thanks the Great Spirit for bringing them here. The celebration then begins. At the celebration, there is a female dancer, several villagers playing drums, etc. Aniwa is seen serving the cooked Pteranodon egg. A villager gets a scoop of egg from her before heading to Koba, who is cooking the Pteranodon on a rotisserie. He gives a slice of meat to him. When Andar arrives to have his order, he smiles at Aniwa, who smiles back before giving him more than one scoop of egg. Inside the cave, Turok wakes up with wraps around his torso. He takes a look outside to see the celebration before heading to the balcony outside. Then he meets a mysterious Lost Land shaman with a mask made from a killed animal. The shaman asks him why he was standing here alone. Turok asks him why he is hiding behind a mask. The shaman responds to Turok that he only wanted to know is why is he alone in the dark. Turok said that that is "where he belongs." The shaman asks, "Did you say I am hiding?" Then, Aniwa and Andar are excited to see Turok awake and well. They want him to join the celebration. When they take him there, Turok sees that the shaman is gone. Andar insists that Turok eat some of what he caught, which makes Aniwa laugh.
The day after the celebration, Koba is teaching Andar how to hunt. They both find a Megaloceros and bring it down with two arrows. When the dead carcass is taken to the village, Aniwa tries to cut through the hide with a bladed rock, which looks pretty dull. It is not able to cut through the hide easily, to which Catori hands her a blade, which is able to successfully work in cutting the hide of the creature. Aniwa turns around to see Koba and Andar, who makes a victory smile. Koba gives Andar a pat and accidentally makes him fall in a silly way. Sepinta is seen carving a rock to make a spear with Turok watching. The villagers then tie the Megaloceros's hide onto wooden poles and make lined holes on them. Sepinta is also making what appears to be beads. Aniwa is then training Andar to ride on a Terror Bird, which goes out of control. Later that night, Sepinta brings Turok's weapons to him, who thanks her. Sepinta tells him that he is free to go unless he decides to stay, but Turok says he and his people do not belong in the underworld. Sepinta tells him that this is his home now, but Turok replies that he has no home. He tells her that they leave tomorrow, which upsets Sepinta. The chief sentry calls out, "Tower!" with the tower sentry saying, "Tower all clear!" The tower sentry then says, "Bridge!" with the bridge sentry saying, "Bridge all clear!" However, the tamed Terror Birds are bothered by something or someone that has startled them. When the bridge sentry asks them what's wrong, Chichak suddenly appears and snaps his neck. He takes the dead sentry's helmet to disguise himself and then proceeds to the bridge. The tower sentry yawns as Chichak blocks his mouth and stabs him with a spear, killing him. When he heads to the chief sentry, the chief sentry, who believes Chichak is one of their own, asks him why is he on this side. Chichak impales him with the spear, killing the sentry. Chichak puts his new helmet back on and tells the Cavemen that the coast is clear to attack.
Turok is seen in his cave and hears a noise, believing that it is Sepinta. However, it is a Caveman, and he attacks him. Turok throws his tomahawk at the Cave Dweller, but it did not kill him. When the Caveman proceeds to strangle him, Turok sinks it deeper and tears it out, which is enough to kill the Caveman. As he gathers his bow and arrows, several of the other villagers are attacked and killed by the Cavemen. One Caveman lifts up a villager and tears him apart off screen. A little girl is attacked by a Caveman, but Turok distracts it with three arrows, though this did not kill it. When it sees him, Turok shoots another arrow and this time hits it in the chest, but it did not go deep enough, which allows the Caveman to remove it.
When Turok asks Sepinta what it takes to kill these "men," Sepinta responds that they are not men. She knocks down the Caveman and it gets impaled by the three arrows, but it still does not die. The Caveman then tries to pull Sepinta towards it to impale her with the arrows, but Turok successfully saves her by finishing off the Caveman with an arrow in its head. Catori and Andar are attacked by a Caveman, which gets shot by Andar with an arrow, but it does not die. It tries to remove the arrow, but only gets half of it. When Catori asks what they are, Andar says that they are devils. The Caveman is about to attack them, but it gets bashed in the head by Turok's tomahawk. Turok tells them stay in the opening when they fight them and warns them that if they get cornered by them, they will die. As he goes out to fight the Cavemen, at least two villagers are impaled by a spear thrown by the Cavemen.
Four female villagers try to get to safety by climbing up a ladder, but a Caveman shakes the ladder and throws both it and the four villagers off the nearby cliff. While Turok aids Koba, Chichak prepares to shoot him, only for Koba and a villager to chase him away. Chichak kills the villager as Koba catches up to him. Chichak stabs Koba's right leg, which gives the Cavemen the chance to kill him. Koba uses a spear and tosses some of the Cavemen into the void. When Sepinta sees Chichak, she wonders who he is, to which Turok replies that he's his enemy. As Koba bravely tries to fend all of them off and prevent them from reaching the other side, the fight causes a hole in the bridge, and a Caveman latches onto Koba in an attempt to not fall. Koba shakes him off, and the Caveman falls to his death. As Koba gets back up, some of the Cavemen have already reached the other side but are killed by Sepinta and Turok.
He then tells her to cut the bridge or the Cavemen will keep coming until the Cliff People are all dead, but Sepinta rushes to help Koba. When she tries to help him, Turok tells her to do it, but Sepinta will not allow Koba to die. With no choice, Turok pushes her out of the way and prepares to cut the ropes. Koba nods at Turok to do it and accepts his fate. Turok cuts the ropes, which sends Koba and the caught Cavemen into the void, killing them. Sepinta looks down with sadness and sorrow at Koba's loss. Without the bridge, Chichak and the other Cavemen cannot reach the other side, but he tells Turok to look behind him. A lot of villagers have been killed, with Chichak vowing to kill Turok and the others and reclaim his father's blame.
The next day, the surviving villagers are placing the wrapped bodies of the dead villagers together. The survivors are not happy at Turok, who notices the Lost Land shaman. The villagers argue that Turok must avenge their dead, that the Cave Dwellers have come for Turok and darkness has fallen into their home, and blame Turok that he killed Koba. Sepinta persuades them and demonstrates the mark on a shield and mentions that with every sunrise, they fight for their lives, and this is their way, they do not fear it. She tells them that Koba could not hold them back and because of Turok, he died a hero. Later, the Cliff People gather their things and their mounts (which do not just include the Terror Birds, but also Mastodons and Arsinoitherium). Turok tells Sepinta that it is time for them to return to their own world.
Catori tells him that she and Andar will go with Sepinta instead. When Turok tries to give the charm (which Catori had when she was young) to Catori, she lets him keep it, as it is something of hers that will keep him safe. Sepinta then tells Turok to follow the setting sun past the mountain with two peaks if he changes his mind. It begins to rain as Turok leaves, and the villagers head forward. On his way, Turok discovers tracks of the Cave Dwellers. He then climbs on the edge where the waterfall is. He finds claw or teeth marks on a tree trunk. He hears noises and discovers the Carnotaurus (which is discovered to be a female), seen feeding her two young. The dinosaur has caught a Wild Boar. She drops the injured pig as her two offspring begin to feast on it. The Carnotaurus leaves to find food for herself.
Turok proceeds to follow and ends up finding the lair of the Cavemen. Suddenly, one of them appears out of nowhere and knocks him out. Turok then wakes up with his arms tied to a pillar. He is surround by several Cave Dwellers and Chichak arrives with the tomahawk that used to belong his father. He chats with Turok about it and having Turok's chief killed. Turok yells at him that his chief was his brother. Chichak then asks him why was he not fighting by his brother's side. He then sinks his hand into one of Turok's wounds and goes deeper. He uses Turok's blood to make the mark on his face. When he asks him about the location of Catori, Andar, and the villagers, Turok refuses to answer. Chichak then begins to slash him with a knife.
Later, a blackened scene shows drops of water falling. The next one shows Turok awaken to see Chichak and the Cave Dwellers, with Chichak asking "Why were you not fighting by his side?" with a dark voice heard at the end. The next scene shows Koba nodding at Turok that he accepts his fate, with Sepinta shouting his name as Koba falls to his doom. We then see Koba falling and vanish with a small dripping sound wave. Chichak's voice then says "Ready to join your brother, Turok?" The next scene shows Turok offering to give Catori's charm back, but she lets him keep it. The next one shows several Cavemen growling. Then a flashback from the beginning of the movie with young Catori saying, "You'll never catch me, Turok!" The next flashback shows a wounded Nashoba, who Turok mistakenly attacks with Catori saying, "Turok, you're killing him!" The next scene shows Turok in his land, and he is following the Lost Land shaman. The shaman stops and tells Turok that he wants him to see something. He reveals an image of the Carnotaurus roaring and shows it about to feed Turok to her young. The shaman says that the "great horned one" is the most feared creature in the Lost Land, but it only kills because that is what it was made for. The shaman then removes the mask to reveal himself as Nashoba and asks Turok what he was made for.
Turok wakes up with drops of water falling on his head and the sun rising. Chichak arrives with two Cavemen and reveals that they have captured Andar, who secretly followed Turok. Chichak threatens to kill Andar if Turok refuses to tell him where the Cliff People are. Turok finally answers by telling him that they went to the summer hunting grounds. The trail goes west from the cliffs. He tells him to look for the mountain with two peaks. Chichak spares Andar and tells the Cavemen to watch over them. Andar becomes sad and blames himself, but Turok tells him his father's strength is in both Andar and Turok himself. While one Cave Dweller picks lice off of the other's head, Turok tells Andar to do what he needs to do when he gives the signal. When Turok frees himself, he tells Andar to perform the distraction. When Andar acts like he is a child, the Cavemen hear him and wander off to investigate. Turok knocks one of the Cavemen out. The other one sees him and tries to attack him, but Turok impales it with a spear. The other Caveman recovers and tries to attack him. Andar wraps his arms around the Caveman's neck, but he gets tossed off. Turok then throws the spear and it strikes the Caveman right on the left shoulder, killing it. As the two get out, blood begins to come out of Turok's cuts, which Turok lets drop onto the floor. When Andar asks what he is doing, Turok says, "From blood follows blood." As they walk, he leaves a trail behind. The smell of blood attracts the Carnotaurus. The dinosaur finds them as Turok pushes Andar out of the way to prevent him from being eaten. Turok uses a spear tied with a rope from the tip and end. He uses it on the Carnotaurus's mouth like the reins of a horse. He is able to tame it and get it to head to the mountain with two peaks, and Andar gets on.
Meanwhile, while the villagers were on their way to the summer hunting grounds, one of the Mastodons stepped on a sharp rock. Sepinta tells the others to put what she carries onto the others. Catori tells Sepinta that one of the women said that she sent no one to find Andar. Sepinta says that Andar may come back himself, but the truth is she cannot spare anyone. Catori asks if she must go alone, to which Sepita says that she would die. Catori begs for her to help her find her child, but Sepinta tells her that he is not a child and if he went after Turok, she cannot make others pay for his mistake, much to Catori's dismay. Suddenly, falling rocks are thrown by the Cave Dwellers. They managed to trap the Cliff People, and they begin to attack. Chichak is successfully able to kill many of them. One of the Mastodons has been killed. Aniwa and her Terror Bird both fight off several Cavemen, but her mount is eventually killed. Sepinta and Catori both shoot arrows at the Cavemen. One Caveman is about to kill Catori, but Chichak shoots him and he threatens to kill her himself.
Suddenly, Chichak sees the tamed Carnotaurus with Turok and Andar. The Carnotaurus steps on several of the Cave Dwellers as Chichak tries to shoot it but misses. Several of the other Cave Dwellers are knocked off of the cliff. Andar jumps off of the dinosaur to go find Aniwa. She gives him a hug, and Aniwa tells him that the others said he was dead, but she knew he would come. Andar says that the man defends the people he loves. Suddenly, a Caveman attacks them, but the two kill it with their knives. Andar shoots his arrows, while Aniwa uses her knife to fight off the Cavemen. The Cave Dwellers even try to fight the dinosaur. The Carnotaurus devours one of them, and Turok jumps off of the dinosaur. Turok slashes several of the Cavemen with the tamed dinosaur aiding him. Catori states her shock at the creature, and suddenly, Sepinta is shot in the head by Chichak. Enraged, Turok charges at him and they wrestle each other. Chichak is able to punch him a few times, but Turok manages to get his father's tomahawk and tosses it in the air before grabbing the handle again. Chichak picks up his gun, laughs, and says, "Die, Turok!" He then fires his gun, but the bullet misses. Turok throws the tomahawk and it goes right through Chichak's neck. Chichak tries to cover his neck to stop the bleeding but fails. Chichak is dead, and his severed head falls to the ground.
The tamed Carnotaurus then stomps Chichak's head flat. The dinosaur roars at the villagers, then approaches Turok and snarls at him, as lightning flashes in the background. Turok remains still as the Carnotaurus reveals blood on her teeth. She makes a few growls as if she is trying to communicate with him to either thank him or tell him that she must do something else. The remaining Cavemen try to sneak past her, but she catches them. The Cave Dwellers run for their lives as the Carnotaurus chases them. With Turok letting the Carnotaurus live to chase after the Cavemen, he turns back to see everyone with Sepinta, who is dead. On top of the summer hunting grounds, everyone is seen with torches and plan to burn Sepinta's body, weapons, and items. They all look down with sadness and sorrow for the loss of their chief. Aniwa sobs as she and Andar let go.
Aniwa is the first to place her torch on the ground, and she says, "With every sunrise, we fight for our lives." Andar places his torch and says, "This is our way, we do not fear it." Catori places hers and says, "And every night, beneath the moon, we take shelter." Turok is the last and says, "Strong... because we are many." He places his torch as the fire surrounds Sepinta. Turok looks behind him to see everyone. The film ends with the screen focusing on the sky.
List of CharactersEdit
List of SpeciesEdit
- Wild Boar
- Woolly Mammoth
|Turok: Son of Stone (2008)|