Saturday, June 25, 2011

Apocalypto 2006 10 out of 10

Brilliant ---Brutally Violent  and Powerful.   I  was really surprised by how much I liked this film.   I thought it was the best film in 2006.--- and it probably should have won the Oscar if Mel Gibson –the films director hadn't gone all drunken nazi-style during the summer.    The film used many elements from many other films –and was typical of several previous Gibson flicks –like The Patriot and Braveheart. ----So although it wasn't completely original ---it happened to burrow the right elements of the films it burrowed from.   The story was great—the cinematography was beautiful---and it was a wild ride.   Epic –Gibson should continue to tell war stories from all of history.   It had exactly the type of  bloody  action that inspires my current project  of the Pineappleman's stories

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