My son's birthday was this weekend, and this (and Juno) was what he wanted to see. There was some really cool CGI with sabertooth tigers, mammoths, and some Jurassic Park looking huge killer ostriches. The scenery too, with the pyramids being built was decent. I really wasn't expecting Apocolypto (which I thought was fantastic), but at times this movie felt like it was trying to be Apocolypto. The acting wasn't great, and you'd have to get past the "hmmm...this ancient tribe from 12000 years ago is speaking.....English," but while thought it was overall pretty good, I'd be hard-pressed to recommend anyone else dropping $8+ on it.
I think there was an establishing shot where the camera was shooting from outside through a sliding glass door. Then Dwight's camera came in with Dwight. I can't hold those assertions up to scrutiny though.