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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.
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…
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!
To understand a little about the south america, to understand a little about history, to understand a little about the explorers.
In this film we can see the family relationship, friendship...faith, courage and survive exist since the past.
The scene with the Jaguar is unbelievable, i never seen anything like that....
Basically, this should have been all about the chase, like "The Naked Prey," or the chase should have been only a sequence in the film, like Henry Fonda's run in "Drums Along the Mohawk." Instead, the movie feels off balance.
Also, having the "prophecy" of the little girl spell out the action of the chase so precisely just emphasizes the artificiality of the plot to me.
However, the scenes in which the captives are brought to the big city and gradually (with the audience) figure out what the hell is going on and what is to become of them, is handled splendidly. The sequence of the human sacrifice and the start of the chase is also extremely well handled too.
But the "big surprise" at the end of the film was predictable given the prophecy, and just underlined how unsatisfactory "Apocalypto" is as a whole.
Very interesting setting
gibson is a competent enough director, nothing exceptional
but the stories he can tell with film are just amazing
If you would have told me that Apocalypto is an action-packed chase film, I wouldn't have believed you. The time period and setting shown in the promotional material for the film would have you believe that this is a period piece, possibly a drama, detailing the lives and hardships of the pre-Columbian Mesoamerica tribesmen.
But Apocalypto is a thrilling adventure film, and a damn good one to boot. It doesn't have much to say politically, but is, against all odds, a really fun time.
Don't let the word "fun" fool you though; this is a brutal film with scenes of such graphic violence that for the more faint-of-heart will cause hands to cover eyes. This isn't unlike Gibson's previous two…
It's hard to judge a film that claims to be historically faithful when you are not an expert in the cultural history represented in the movie.
I can only say that Gibson's film is at once a pretty predictable action movie and an immensely visionary representation of an ancient society. I don't know if what we see is close to what Maya's society really looked like, but it is unquestionable that Gibson has created scenes of such visual power that are simply unforgettable. One can't help but recall how Hollywood always tries to recreate the cruelty of ancient Rome, for example. Mel Gibson has achieved something else, something much more overwhelming and, why not, convincing. I use the term 'convincing'…
A relentless, action-packed thrill ride which never ever halts, Apocalypto is a thought-provoking, unendlessly gripping period drama/actioner/epic adventure film bolstered by Mel Gibson's visceral, masterly direction and Rudy Youngblood's splendid leading performance. That's not to say that the rest is not commendable; Dean Semler's cinematography is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, the blood reds and lush forest greens shot so perfectly that you can almost see yourself frollicking among them, but with the absence of Mesoamerican tribes being torn from their homes to become human sacrifices for the gods and sex slaves for the sexually deprived ; Farhad Safinia and Gibson's script (spoken entirely in the Yucatec Mayan language, a bold and utterly effective move) is brilliant and even the costumes and makeup…
Community. Heart. Sacrifice. Circle of Life. These are the underlying themes of this brutally violent film, Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" (2006).
The film takes place during the last days of Mayan culture and civilization. What makes this film so genuine is the authenticity of the characters and environment. You definitely feel you are apart of this time period.
Jaguar Paw is the protagonist of the film, he is a man who is native to the forest. The ways of the forest are peaceful. They hunt for food and they care of their families.
Their lives are disrupted when the people of the Mayan civilization destroy their homes and seize the adults to be used as sacrifices and sex slaves. The children…
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