Apocalypto - 2006 (R)

Year of Release: 2006
Rated: R
Director(s): Mel Gibson
Approx. Running Time: 138 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

"Totally Mesmerizing Adventure That Is Unlike Any Film To Come Out This Year. It's A Total Triumph."
-Paul Fischer, Dark Horizons

From Mel Gibson, director of The Passion of the Christ and the Academy Award winning Braveheart (Best Director, Best Picture, 1995) comes the thrilling historical epic Apocalypto. This intense, nonstop action-adventure transports you to an ancient Central American civilization, for an experience unlike anything you've ever known. In the twilight of the mysterious Mayan culture, young Jaguar Paw is captured and taken to the great Mayan city, where he faces a harrowing end. Driven by the power of his love for his wife and son, he makes an adrenaline-soaked, heart-racing escape to rescue them and ultimately save his way of life. Filled with unrelenting action and stunning cinematography, Apocalypto is an enthralling and unforgettable film experience.

"It's Pure Adrenaline."
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

My Comments:

This is a really incredible film. Tons of heart-pounding action and jaw-dropping visuals, spiced up with some unexpected humor. While, admittedly, there are a couple of scenes with sub-par special effects (the jaguar attack scene and the birth scene), this is overall an extremely entertaining flick and I highly recommend it!

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