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When the end comes, not everyone is ready to go
Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.
How this is not considered one of the finest action movies of the decade is beyond me. It is brutal, hard-hitting, exhilarating and contains a world so fully realized that I have to smile. The costumes, the mayan decorations, the jungle, the temples, everything is perfect. Equally colorful and real, the film juggles emotions and violent action wonderfully. It's a powerful movie that never lets up or looks back. One of my all-time favorites. I wish people could look beyond whoever Gibson is as a private person and see him for the brilliant master director he can be. Also, I hope his viking film will see the light of day sometime. It would be epic.
Mel Gibson is a sick man. We can all agree. But I usually don't like to judge people's work through the prism of their personal life. It sounds like a romantic idea but Apocalypto is the perfect example of why this is important. Out of the insanity from Mel Gibson, it's hard to deny the talent and creativity of the work on this film. I think it's an underrated masterpiece of the highest order. From the conception, to the casting, to the pace, to the set design, to the historical accuracy, it's amazing.
This movie is worth watching just for the 10 minutes you get in the ancient Mayan city. It's all real sets, it's all real people, and it's…
A truly remarkable work of action cinema from a director who really knows how mix together a thrilling cinematic cocktail (2 parts adrenalin to 1 part mysticism, with a turbo-charged shot of viscera for extra kick).
It's essentially a chase movie and it's near-relentless. It looks great, with some rough-and-ready use of handheld and body-mounted cameras. It flows well, with economic character set-up before it all kicks off. It ratchets up the tension and offers some wonderful set piece action scenes at regular intervals.
It's not particularly knowing or an attempt to take action in a new direction but what it is is absolutely solid. However, it is a bold move to keep the original language (for what it's worth)…
This movie is fucking awesome! I'm the biggest, most self-centered dickhead that ever walked the surface of the Earth for giving this masterpiece a 4/5 a few years ago. I should eat a tapir's balls sack for my imbecility. Justice has been done!
I haven't watched this since the weekend it was released into theatres, and time has definitely lead me to appreciate the film way more than I did when I initially saw it. Forgiving the fact that the film at times has some terrible cg, and some less than desirable digital cinematography, I would say that this film is a visual treat. The jaguar scene is absolutely mind blowing, and the sense of excitement in the film is on another level. It is pretty mind boggling that this, a graphically R rated film, featuring an ancient language and subtitles, could make 120 million at the box office. I honestly have a hard time even seeing a film like this being made in the current cinematic world.
The mother of all Epic's! Non stop action and thrills that will leave you gasping for air! Stunning visuals!
Riveting drama that grabs you by the jugular and won't let go! A visceral masterpiece!
Great movie, I liked it. Although I caught myself several times wishing a non-happy ending. But it did have a happy ending. Movie was just on the background, but I enjoyed it. Wouldn't watch any more, though.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Mel Gibson directs his Aztec adventure about a tribe who have there whole world changed when being raided by a tribe of people from a great Aztec city. Mel takes you on an adventure that will not want you to take your eyes off the screen for not even a second.
Apocalypto is something amazingly detailed, from the people to the wild jungles or the amazing aztec city. The film had me going for a thrill ride. This film really shows Mel's talent with amazing script work and absolutely stunning visuals. The film almost had me fall out of my seat due to how amazing the film was visually. It almost looked as if it was all real for a…
Say what you will about the inaccuracies, I've took countless History courses; world, american, war and so on (not out of requirement but out of a passion). With that, I understand being 100% accurate should never be a filmmakers goal, not because its near impossible, but because it doesn't always make the best translation to film. Not to mention fitting into a directors vision or overarching essence of the entire project. Another thing is cinema is subjective, and I know "you can say that about anything" but in the case of movies, like any other form of art, its the baggage or shit one bring's to the table that effects how they feel about its subject, narrative or whatever else when they see it. THATS WHY THEY ARE MOVIES.... NOT DOCUMENTARIES!
.....now with all that said and out of the way, I enjoyed it thoroughly [thee end.]
Apocalypto tells the brutal tale about Jaguar Paw, who is captured and on his way to be sacrificed to the Mayan gods. Director Mel Gibson did a awesome job putting together all the pieces in order to give the a viewer a long lasting impression. The Native American actors/actresses, the location and jungle scenery in Latin America, the costumes and make-up, and most importantly the amazing plot all add an incredible amount to the immersion of this dramatic story. I wished viewers would look past Mel Gibson's personal character when viewing this, because you'll really dampen the experience of an amazing film.
A pretty impressive movie by Mel Gibson. So much attention to detail in the script and characters. A really admirable thing was that they used actual Native Americans to portray all the characters. The story felt cliche at times and it's pretty obvious to guess where it is going but there is still a lot of fun to be had.
Mel Gibson gives us a Mayan adventure that's a thrilling and entertaining mix of action and bloodletting. It's quite brutal in places with some wonderful cinematography and arthouse trimmings whilst bearing a striking resemblance to the classic 1966 film, The Naked Prey.
Put in one sentence: Apocalypto is a really cool movie, but it's not very good. At some points in the film, the cinematography is beautiful. Throughout it, the costumes are fantastic. But its writing and story make it overall...not great. That said, the last 10 minutes or so are especially entertaining.
One word: Underwhelming
Two words: Fucking underwhelming
Three words: Pretty fucking underwhelming
It basically lost me with the first shot and the shoddy digital image of the Panavision Genesis, with the quick movements and editing of the opening hunting sequence just making matters even worse by increasing the motion blur to no end.
The estimated 40 million dollar budget certainly wasn’t spent with picture quality in mind.
But I ignored my first instinct and didn’t turn it off. Well every man is the artisan of his own misfortune. Because goddamnit, besides the unique setting there is nothing, NOTHING original in this. It’s nothing but a bunch of clichés and tired genre tropes thrown at the screen without any enthusiasm whatsoever…
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