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  • #1523

    Bernardine
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    [color=brown:29dnkgdi]Has anyone seen the movie yet? If you have, what did you think of it? I know it has gotten fantastic reviews. I am going to it tonight. Here is the offical website. It has a great trailer, check it out! [/color:29dnkgdi]

    http://apocalypto.movies.go.com/

    #7593

    Andres Ortiz
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    Please post a review about it when you get a chance. I’ve heard great things about it too.

    #7603

    Bernardine
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    Interview: Mel Gibson
    The Apocalypto director discusses the film’s success and talks about continuing to find inspiration as an actor and filmmaker.
    by Todd Gilchrist

    http://movies.ign.com/articles/751/751225p1.html

    #7607

    Benedict
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    I watched it last night with my friend’s family.

    The movie is very violent. It depicts the Aztec civilization at its height. You see countless acts of sacrifice and brutality. However, the movie does not deliberately shove that in your face and focus on it as though it were a slasher flick. There is an actual story and a good one at that.

    I would see it again.

    #7613

    Victor
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    [quote:7k1ylltz]I watched it last night with my friend’s family.

    The movie is very violent. It depicts the Aztec civilization at its height. You see countless acts of sacrifice and brutality. However, the movie does not deliberately shove that in your face and focus on it as though it were a slasher flick. There is an actual story and a good one at that.

    I would see it again.[/quote:7k1ylltz]

    [color=darkred:7k1ylltz]That wasn’t the Aztec civilization. It was the Mayan civilization. Very pagan, very vile, very violent. They make the American Indians look like girl scouts. I believe there was some protest in Mexico about it’s exaggerations. I’m sure it did have some exaggertations, but some of the people of that region (Yucatan/Chiapas) are still to this day very archaic and violent. The Zapatistas (plenty on the net about them) are modern day descedents of the people you saw in Apocalypto. Women will carry a machete or automatic gun while carrying an infant on their back. I am almost certain that it was the coming of the Church to Mexico that suppressed much of their violence.[/color:7k1ylltz]

    #7615

    Bernardine
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    [color=brown:1cipwzv6]This movie had the best picture I have ever seen. I thought the movie was authentic to that time in history. As I watched the movie, it pulled me in and I felt close to the characters. But then a huge amount of violence took over and it became disturbing for me to watch. I was expecting the violence but I was suprised with how much there was and how much it moved me. The movie became uncomfotable for me to watch towards the end. After the movie I felt I should have waited for it to come out on DVD. [/color:1cipwzv6]

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