This is an entertaining jump between the different stages of life that our ancestors went through on their way to becoming human. On the whole, it provides some great information about the steps that were taken, but mixed up among all of that is a lot of guesswork and straight up invented scenarios for the sake of drama. The beginning stages at 25 million years ago already have them acting more human than even modern chimpanzees, of which this is supposedly a common ancestor we share (Chimps and Humans share our last common ancestor between 10 and 8 million years ago)
The makeup is uncanny, and I never can forget that I'm just watching a bunch of humans in suits, which just never look very good? The Walking With Cavemen series looked far more convincing over 10 years ago.
The stories that are told can be entertaining, but the amount of baseless conjecture makes this absolutely useless as a documentary. I'd recommend Out of the Cradle as an alternative, which tells the story of our evolution with more up-to-date science than the Walking With series, but honestly they're both superior to this.
Which of the great primates of 25 million years ago is our common ancestor? Is it pierolapithecus? In this CuriosityStream original film, follow the journey of primates, developing into homo erectus and then to homo sapiens, through millions of years of evolution and thousands of miles of migrations. —CuriosityStream
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October 06, 2021 at 12:06 AM