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. It's impossible to deny the talent and creativity put into this film from Gibson and everyone involved. This is 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 which all real sets, the whole film is filled with real people, and it's all truly breath taking.
I really believe in Mel Gibson's talent even though he's an asshole, but watching Apocalypto I think it's the the perfect case of losing yourself in the work and forgetting about the person behind the camera.