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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)…
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.
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!
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!
piece of shit. like watching something on pbs, but more painful
This might truly be the weirdest film to make over a hundred million dollars* at the box office.
*$120,654,337, to be exact.
I had no expectation of this even being good. I didn't take to braveheart, and another epic from the same director (Gibson), to me, presaged mediocrity. I was thoroughly, utterly wrong; Apocalypto is so freaking awesome in so many ways. The first is how un-Hollywood it is. The characters speak their own languages, the romantic plots are important but not irritatingly conspicuous, vital characters are killed off on whims - if it advances the story of course - ends are left veritably untied, and while I have limited knowledge on the realities of the peoples portrayed, there aren't overtones of attractive glamorizing nor ignorant denigration (e.g. most westerns). Add to that the fact that this was shot on location, and…
The film is unnecessarily gory, but once it gets past dwelling on piles of festering corpses or visions of ripped-out beating hearts, settles into an exciting chase/action movie.
"Beware the man who brings the jaguar."
Historical accuracy shouldn't be addressed for too long when discussing this film because the blending of Mayan and Aztec stereotypes was intentionally blatant so it would never be considered accurate. Mel Gibson as a person should not be brought into the discussion either because that will distract from the viewing, and while I found him to be very much present in the other directorial efforts of his I've seen, you can forget all about him with this one.
This is a damn good action movie. This is also a cautionary tale. What happens when a civilization starts prioritizing and valuing the wrong things and dehumanizing and degrading its own people? Watch closely.
Apocalypto is an exhilarating thrill ride set during the Mayan civilization. It is a brilliantly filmed masterpiece with a bloodthirsty plot. Director Mel Gibson has established himself as a superb film maker and has shown he has a very vivid imagination when it comes to a films storyline. Apocalypto is a film full of action and wonder showing that no matter who you are, you cant run away from your destiny.
Mel may be nuts but he's a great visual storyteller with a gonzo sensibility. This film has a POV shot from a decapitated head. No more needs be said.
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