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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.
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)…
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!
Mel fucking Gibson. Forgetting any personal views I have of Gibson (which put me off watching this since its release), Apocalypto is a great achievement. Throughout the film, I kept thinking to myself that this is what cinema was made for, like 2001, The Pianist or Lawrence of Arabia, a mechanism to craft adventures and other worlds and tell amazing stories of distant lands and even more distant people. While Apocalypto is a small scale film narratively, ultimately a glorified chase film, the scope it reaches is of epic proportions. Taking us, the viewer, back in time to an almost forgotten age which is extremely foreign but also very human.
While I'd like to drawn comparisons to Braveheart or Passions…
This is an utterly uncompromising movie. Mel Gibson decided to make an action movie with actors nobody knows, speaking a language nobody understands, in a setting we've never really seen on screen. That's not to say this is a difficult movie to watch--the story could not be simpler: bad guys take good guy away from his home and family, he has to escape and return to them while evading pursuit. The film itself is filled with potential compromises not made, that only a filmmaker of Mel Gibson's stature (ca 2006) could have pushed through: Not only is the lead actor an unknown, the movie does nothing to make him look like a Hollywood actor; Not only…
If you're going to "Apocalypto" for depictions of historical Mayan facts so as to beef up your knowledge for Bar Trivia Night, you're going to the wrong movie bro. Generally, outside of documentaries, going to the movies to get educated on ancient history is a bad move. Liberties will always be taken and events skewed to fit the narrative the filmmakers want. Rather, I like history to inspire cinema; creating stories and worlds that borrow from reality, but only exist in film. In that respect, "Apocalypto" is a fantasy film, and a pretty dope one at that.
Jaguar Paw, or hero, has been captured by other Mayans and taken to their city to be sacrificed. Escaping from this fate, he…
If you take away the forest, the Mayans, the human sacrifice, the ball-eating sequence and the language, then "Apocalypto" is pretty much "Home Alone". And "Home Alone" is a great movie, so what else can I say?
The final showdown was bloody, visceral and cathartic. An intense ride into the jungle.
So metal it makes me want to rip out my own heart for the Sun God.
"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…
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