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Apocalypto (2006)

18 Ratings: 3.6
Action & Adventure movie directed by Mel Gibson

Forget any off-screen impressions you may have of Mel Gibson, and experienceApocalyptoas the mad, bloody runaway train that it is. The story is set in the pre-Columbian Maya population: one village is brutally overrun, its residents either slaughtered … see full wiki

Director: Mel Gibson
Genre: Action, Adventure
5 reviews about Apocalypto (2006)
review by . December 21, 2007
Mel Gibson's 2006 film Apocalypto contains all the essential elements of the typical epic drama: over 2 hours of nonstop action where an unassuming hero, the young family man Jaguar Paw, played excellently by Rudy Youngblood, finds himself in a vicarious situation where his home and hearth are threatened and he is forced to venture out from what he knows in order to protect and defend what he holds dear.     As a Mayan warrior living at the time of the conquistador arrival in …
review by . August 13, 2007
First off when this film first came out the teaser was misleading, the trailer also does not really leads the viewer to what this movie is about. The poster does not help either. My impression was, this movie is some Sci-Fi fantasy about Maya, probably something not close, but similar to "Stargate". The poster even made me think of "Alien vs. Predator".    Instead the movie is portraying the ancient world of Mesoamerican people, as well as tracking the end of the ancient civilizations, …
review by . July 23, 2007
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Interesting setting for a story that is not new. This time using a village of Mayas about the time of the Spanish arrival to, I am assuming, Mexico (Cancun perhaps?). The peaceful village where everybody seems to be happy and where the men have hunted for generations, get their first inkling of trouble when a beraggled group of other Mayans seem anxious to get across the hunting grounds of the village. Apparently they are fleeing from some unknown fierce enemy.     That night …
review by . June 27, 2007
I'll start off by saying that you'll find nothing about the historic accuracy in my review. I'm just reviewing this for anyone looking to see a good film. Mel Gibson is no doubt good at what he does and Apocolypto is very well done also. There will be mixed feelings towards this movie I'm sure as there were towards 'The Passion of the Christ" but this is a good movie. Apocalypto shows a young mans amazing and heart pounding experience during the decline of the Mayan Civilization. The movie starts …
review by . June 07, 2007
Viewing APOCALYPTO is a visual and visceral experience: some of the most beautiful cinematic depictions of skies, jungles, raging rivers and extraordinary recreations of Mayan temples and peoples fill the screen for a very long two and a half hours. The images include excessive violence (beheadings, punjee stake traps, genocidal type destruction of a village of people, brutalized slaves, etc) and concentrate more on chases than on drama. But the effect presented is richly colorful and imaginative.    …
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