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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.
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…
Almost no dialogues, but story tells itself by deeds not words. Mel knows how to do it perfectly.
Film #24 of the "Scavenger Hunt #2" Challenge!
Task #7: A film about indigenous people
Religious overtones, ultra violence, and naked dudes. Yup it's a Mel Gibson movie.
Mel Gibson is a pretty good director.
I like Mel Gibson. I don't care what his personal life problems are because I'm not into gossip magazines or a fanboy who only really likes the idea of fame as opposed to films. I like movies. If we all judged films based on the talents lifestyle choices we would probably have nothing left worth seeing. With that in mind I cannot recommend this one highly enough. Get it watched.
Co-written/Dir: By Mel Gibson
It is one of those films which are hardly taken up to be made, due to so much of historical accuracies they require, and look at the professionally skilled Mel Gibson, to come up with exquisite work on language, weapons-used, and above all that grand work at pyramids. Bearing praise-worthy cinematography and editing, Apocalypto surpasses the excellent genre of films with 'chase-scenes'. Some of the characters or must I say most of the characters were taken from rural Mexico, who have never been to urban areas, so to give typical touch to their roles. Mel Gibson is perfect at period-films!
This movie is so boring I couldn't watch it 'till the end
Running Through the Jungle: The Movie
Apocalypto is a superb cinematic experience. It's perfect on every technical level, with stunning costumes, makeup, set design, music, cinematography, and editing. The world of "Apocalypto" is fantastically realized, fully enveloping us in its time and place. I admire that they used the actual Mayan language with subtitles, it makes the experience just that bit more real.
If I have any criticism of the film (except supposed historical inaccuracies, which I don't really concern myself with since they don't affect my enjoyment of a movie), it's that the character development, which is so effective in the opening act, is mostly lost once the movie goes full-on action. Luckily the action is thrilling so that's not too big a deal, in…
You can say a lot about Mel Gibson but you can't say he is a bad director. Every Gibson directed film I have seen so far just looked absolutely great. Even The Passion of the Christ which I had rather negative feelings about just looked good in a way.
Apocalypto manages to tell a very detailed and captivating story about Mayan people, a subject that I think hasn't been explored in a film as in depth as with this one. The entire film, although bloddy and gorey throughout it all, is very enjoyable to watch. The characters are very distinct from each other and all very interesting.
This is definitely a movie I will come back to and makes me look forward to what Gibson will direct next.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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