All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
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!
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…
Props for not having English dialogue.
Through vigorous violence and an engaging septic, Apocalypto offers plenty of thrills till its "love it or hate it" ending. Past the overly long exposition and a few hammy spiritual moments, Apocalypto succeeds in being exciting, brutal, and visually stunning.
Authenticity is the film’s greatest strength, everything from the casting of non-actors, to the costumes and make-up and the wise decision to have the dialogue in Mayan. Where it completely undermines itself is with the kind of Hollywood action-film clichés and nonsense that are as misguided as they are infuriating with borderline farcical action including various absurd set pieces and implausible escapes. Visually sumptuous but also too enamoured with its own grotesque brutality it’s a heavily flawed film that’s far from any kind of greatness.
Film #17 of the "Scavenger Hunt 2" Challenge
Task #17: A film about indigenous people
i just want to know what happened to those little kids??
Almost no dialogues, but story tells itself by deeds not words. Mel knows how to do it perfectly.
Film #24 of the "Scavenger Hunt #2" Challenge!
Task #7: A film about indigenous people
Religious overtones, ultra violence, and naked dudes. Yup it's a Mel Gibson movie.
Mel Gibson is a pretty good director.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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