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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.
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)…
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…
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!
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!
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.
Ignoring the fact that this was made by Mel Gibson
I'm a big fan of intermissions and will often pause a film about halfway through so that I can do other stuff for a while. But, despite its long running time, Apocalypto is one of those rare films that just grabs you by the throat and double dares you to pause it. I sat all the way through from start to finish. The film wouldn't have it any other way, it's just too damn intense.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's a pretty good film if you're not Mexican, or if you're someone who's never known a THING about Mayan Civilization. It's got action, blood, an 'exotic' language, and suspense, and just everything that you might be looking for in a movie about an ancient culture. BUT, Mel Gibson messed up SO many things in here such as:
1. Ancient Mexican Civilizations NEVER sacrificed slaves, as it would have been an insult to the Gods. These people sacrificed always the wealthy, the healthy and the beautiful people in the cities. And it was an HONOR to die for them. So yeah, they even had DECENT burials.
2. Mayans disappeared AGES before Columbus's white people came to invade us and destroy…
Holy hell! This was insanely awesome!
Lots of sacrifice.
Some voluntary and good,
Some is just nasty.
Gripping from start to finish; Apocalypto tells the story of a tribal hunter's escape from slavers and human sacrifice, and the ensuing pursuit as he desperately attempts to reunite with his pregnant wife. The context is a very special one as all this happens during the decline of the Mayan Empire. As he did in The Passion Of The Christ, director Mel Gibson has gone for shooting in the setting's original language, in this case Mayan, to give the film an air of authenticity. Opinions are divided on the accuracy of the film's depiction of Mayan society, and the end product does seem to paint the upper class Mayans as sadists, but this does not detract the film from being…
Too gruesome for my liking, but still a striking achievement to bring this world to the screen. Title perhaps chosen with the express intent of ensuring this is forever filed next to Apocalypse Now.
It's slow paced, you betcha, but when the film gets going, it REALLY gets going. I definitely reccomend this movie to anyone considering watching it.
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- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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- The Wolf of Wall Street
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- The Grand Budapest Hotel
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