A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
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…
"Mad Max on foot" - That was how this film was described to me and I was skeptical but aside from the set up this movie really is intense! Watched it over Christmas at my parents house, my mum came into the room and said "Oh this looks like a film I would like.... oh that's scary!"
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!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I didn't know anything about Apocalypto before going in except that Mel Gibson directed it. Likewise I also don't know much about Mayan culture so whether or not this is an accurate depiction of the Maya or not doesn't really play apart in my experience watching this. All that being said I do like this movie...well up until the last couple minutes but we'll get in to that.
Gibson's real strength as a director is showing spectacle through the lens of human emotion. This movie's story is so simple but because of our connection with the main character, played brilliantly by Rudy Youngblood, we care throughout the movie and feel everything he feels. It's a tough watch and the movie…
Digo yo que para contar lo que cuenta esta película tampoco hacía falta irse tan lejos. O quizá esa sea la intención, que la ambientación distraiga de un argumento que apelotona clichés
I'm going to resist rating it until later and I'm not going to say too much because you'll get to hear a lot of what I thought later, but this movie is a bit of a tough nut to crack. The first hour, maybe even longer, I just wasn't on board: the editing was awkward, the effects occasionally laughable, the tone all over the place. But the last thirty to forty-five minutes of the movie absolutely don't stop or let up for a second, turning in the best Rambo movie that's ever been made, and the parts I didn't like before- especially the intensely strange clash between Gibson's clear epic ambitions and the subject matter's decadent pulp- seem to morph…
As it happens, Miami Vice wasn't the only revolutionary digital film of 2006. This has aged remarkably well, and I seriously doubt a film of its ilk (and budget) will ever be greenlit by a studio ever again. Rarely does the term "uncompromising" seem so apt.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME MEL!!!!
I was so hyped for this movie! Mel, what the hell happened? This movie had everything going for it and ended being a very disappointing experience. For those you who don't know Apocalypto tries to tell the story of how the Mayan empire eventually declined. The film does have some good aspects to it, so if your interested in it i wouldn't try to convince you otherwise, but here I will be spoiling several things about its ending.
I would like to start with the negatives. First, THE MAYAS ARE NOT THE PROTAGONISTS OF THIS MOVIE!!! Seriously? What? I was expecting this movie to be all about them. Instead, we are forced…
Die Schauspieler haben ein wenig zu schnell geredet, jedoch konnte man das meiste gut verstehen.
Development Exec: Hey Mel-- I read the script and it's great. So much attention has been paid to recreating a complex ancient culture and it's really impressive. Also, the chase in the second half will work like gangbusters on the screen. It's really exciting. But I have a suggestion.
Mel Gibson: What is it?
Development Exec: One of the first things that happens in the movie is that a tribesman is tricked into eating fresh, raw boar testicles. Is that really necessary?
Mel Gibson: It's funny. It's a great prank.
Development Exec: I know you like the pranks, Mel. But then that same character rubs peppers into his groin as he's mislead to think it'll increase his virility and everyone…
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