All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Film #27 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #30 : If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have 1 film what would it be!
So this heart attack waiting to happen thrill ride of a film is my choice of deserted island movie fare! It has absolutely everything in it from humor to adventure to thrills then chills and yes even some blood spills!
But I think it has much more than that going for it! It is about the things that really matter in life.. Loved Ones! I really don't think the film would have turned out as it did if it weren't for the fact Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood) had loved…
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.
Definitely one of the most brutal, epic and heart-pounding (on the literal sense lol) journeys about overcoming your own fears that you will ever take!
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)…
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!
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…
"Say what you want about Mel Gibson, but the sonofabitch knows story structure."
A joke, yes. But accurate. Apocalypto is one of the most expertly directed films I have ever seen. Not without its flaws, to be sure, but the craft behind the film is truly remarkable. The cinematography is brilliant, combining the beauty of the natural world of the film with clever camerawork and excellent (and I really do mean excellent) use of the background in certain shots. There were several scenes where the camera is very focused on the characters but slight movement in the background sets a larger scene or provides some sort of tension. This is a tool not utilized often enough in cinema, and Apocalypto's…
a cena do eclipse solar que o povo maia ficar apavorado e os sacrifice humanos os deuses.
An epic adventure film directed and co-written by Gibson and Farhad Safinia. Events are set in pre-Columbian Petén, Guatemala, around the year 1511, and Apocalypto depicts the journey of a Mesoamerican tribesman who must escape human sacrifice and rescue his family after the capture and destruction of his village.
I was so happy to see the cast of Maya and Native American actors, and that the entire dialogue is in the Yucatec Maya language, with English and other language subtitles, in order to give an air of authenticity. I spent long time in that area, and it was nice seeing those parts of the world again.
Typical Mel Gibson movie... with a lot of historical inaccuracies - made to make…
Apocalypto was on my watchlist for a very long time.
It took my breath away for the whole 130 minutes.
Instant classic and one of the best films from the last decade.
Interestingly enough, the movie that comes to mind after watching this is Fury Road. Both from a narrative perspective, and that the way the narrative folds out is incredibly visual. Even without subtitles I don't think viewers would have a problem following the story. I really like how Mel Gibson lets scenes play out for a long time to soak in the gravity of the situation characters find themselves in. I also loved how lightly it started out, it's almost a comedy for the first 20 minutes. It's a little long-winded towards the end, but you can't deny Gibson has a fantastic vision when it comes to his films.
Wish he wasn't a dick cos I love his films.
Det tog mig lang tid at få set denne film. Faktisk sidens dens udgivelse har jeg gerne ville se den, men aldrig fået det gjort. Nu 9 år efter måtte det være tid, og jeg blev ikke skuffet.
Hvad var det der gjorte at jeg aldrig fik den set? Jeg tror det var fordi at den virkede så monstrøs. Den virkede så hård og svær på en måde, men det er den ikke i virkeligheden.
Jo, den er hård og en anelse deprimerende, men man vender sig til det. Det er vold og død konstant, men det var jo også sådan det var dengang. Døden var en lige så stor del af livet som det at være i live.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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