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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.
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…
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)…
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!
I haven't watched this since the weekend it was released into theatres, and time has definitely lead me to appreciate the film way more than I did when I initially saw it. Forgiving the fact that the film at times has some terrible cg, and some less than desirable digital cinematography, I would say that this film is a visual treat. The jaguar scene is absolutely mind blowing, and the sense of excitement in the film is on another level. It is pretty mind boggling that this, a graphically R rated film, featuring an ancient language and subtitles, could make 120 million at the box office. I honestly have a hard time even seeing a film like this being made in the current cinematic world.
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!
Put in one sentence: Apocalypto is a really cool movie, but it's not very good. At some points in the film, the cinematography is beautiful. Throughout it, the costumes are fantastic. But its writing and story make it overall...not great. That said, the last 10 minutes or so are especially entertaining.
One word: Underwhelming
Two words: Fucking underwhelming
Three words: Pretty fucking underwhelming
It basically lost me with the first shot and the shoddy digital image of the Panavision Genesis, with the quick movements and editing of the opening hunting sequence just making matters even worse by increasing the motion blur to no end.
The estimated 40 million dollar budget certainly wasn’t spent with picture quality in mind.
But I ignored my first instinct and didn’t turn it off. Well every man is the artisan of his own misfortune. Because goddamnit, besides the unique setting there is nothing, NOTHING original in this. It’s nothing but a bunch of clichés and tired genre tropes thrown at the screen without any enthusiasm whatsoever…
Apocalypto depicts a brutal world of savagery and blood thirsty Gods. In hindsight it's the quintessential Mel Gibson movie. Totally bat-shit crazy.
My first R rated movie when I was 8 or maybe 7... It was a beautiful impact of an experience.
This film is amazing. It has such a simple yet thoroughly compelling story. The characters are remarkably well defined and totally fascinating. I seen this a few years ago and it made a huge impression on me. I remembered almost everything about it. Everything apart from a couple of the most pivotal scenes interestingly. They were surprising and the sort of thing you would expect to remember. I doubt I'll forget them this time.
Everything about this film is top notch. The acting is superb, almost like they're not acting at all. The direction is fantastic and gives the movie a lot of energy as well as believability. The depiction of the people and that time and place is incredibly…
From my point of view, Apocalypto is an incredible and shocking achievement and if it's not a masterpiece, it's really close to be one. I honestly wasn't expecting much from this film but it ended up being one of the most absolutely thrilling and heart-pounding movies I have ever seen. Overwhelmingly filmed, crudely but necessarily violent, and extraordinarily fast-paced, this picture is the result of filmmaking at its most brutally best.
Mel Gibson's directorial follow-up to his vastly controversial, though in my opinion amazing, The Passion of the Christ was another film of his that sparked a lot of criticism, though in general it was better received. Whether it's accurate in its depiction of Mayan culture or whether it's offensive,…
Brilliantly directed and actually really good for a movie with subtitles because there's not much talking so theres not much reading and there's a great bloody chase sequence that's absoloutely outstanding.
The greatest chase movie ever made.
Apocalypto was a gritty movie with great directing by Mel Gibson.
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