Mel Gibson's Apocalypto

Mel Gibson's Apocalypto

DVD - 2007
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In the twilight of the Mayan culture, a young man is captured and taken to the great Mayan city where he faces a harrowing end. He escapes and attempts to rescue his beloved wife and son.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Touchstone Home Entertainment, 2007
ISBN: 9780788868788
0788868780
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Mel 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 138 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container
Alternative Title: Apocalypto [DVD]

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akirakato
Jun 18, 2017

Directed and produced by Mel Gibson, this is a 2006 American epic adventure-survival drama.
Although all dialogue is in a modern approximation of the ancient Mayan language, all the scenes appear to the eyes of the modern men like genuine actions and scenery.
Set in pre-Columbian Yucatan and Guatemala around the year 1511, the film depicts the journey of a Mesoamerican tribesman who must escape human sacrifice and rescue his family after the capture and destruction of his village at a time when the Mayan civilization is about to come to an end.
It is a profoundly fascinating and edge-at-your-seat epic you would love to see it twice if not thrice.

A cinematic tour-de-force. Truly an amazing bit of film-making. Kudos to Gibson and everyone involved. Intense, nasty, violent, heart-wrenching, and swiftly paced, this movie is a must-see. It deals with mature themes and is quite gory (but suitable for the subject matter, time period, and culture). Not recommended for those under 16.

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fitzsimmons666
Nov 12, 2016

Amazing film !!!! 420

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JihadiConservative
Apr 19, 2016

I just saw this with a friend yesterday and sheesh, what helluva ride. Leave it to Mel Gibson to give you a nail bitter...And a gore fest. Everything about this film was amazing. The acting was GREAT, the cinematography was really good and the story was intriguing. Beware though, there is graphic violence aplenty. However, the captivating story makes up any dislike the squeamish might have.

thefriendlygiant24 Jul 04, 2015

Love this movie... One of my all time favourites & a must see!!!!

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hammer59
Dec 20, 2014

One of the best films ever made.

Period.

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RichardPaul
Feb 03, 2014

APOCALYPTO ---- (DVD - 2007)(Mayan Languages) ---- Excellent Story and Acting ---- A Must see for those over 18 Yrs. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul (Finished twice 2014)

vampiiristah Dec 07, 2013

This is an amazing movie by Mel Gibson, I watched it one and would like to watch it again. ^^ Great image, great cultural interpretation.

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dannor
Aug 19, 2013

One of my all time favorites. A very underappreciated movie. Just completely gripping and fascinating.

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Monolith
Mar 09, 2013

Spectacular, inspirational love story, effectively, with a clever turn of events from Mel Gibson. Personal b.s. aside, the man is talented. I have to compliment epic composer James Horner's (Titanic, Avatar, Braveheat, etc.) adrenalin-charged, heavily percussive score, as well. A wonderful, exciting adventure into the past. FIVE STARS.

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Lots. Extreme violence, murder, execution, and gore. Not suitable for youngsters or those who don't like such content.

Sexual Content: Nudity and sexual suggestion.

Violence: Extreme violence, murder, execution, and gore. Given the subject matter, time, and place, I would not consider it sensational but suitable to the storytelling.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 19, 2016

Violence: EXTREME 10/10 Very graphic, gory and disturbing violence. The worst scene is when a man has his heart ripped out (we see it still beating in another man's fist) than his head severed. Very gory.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 25, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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King_of_the_Squirrels thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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RichardPaul
Feb 03, 2014

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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gemini07
Nov 04, 2013

gemini07 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 25, 2011

Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Monolith
Mar 09, 2013

Old Story Teller: "And a Man sat alone, drenched deep in sadness. And all the animals drew near to him and said, "We do not like to see you so sad. Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it." The Man said, "I want to have good sight." The vulture replied, "You shall have mine." The Man said, "I want to be strong." The jaguar said, "You shall be strong like me." Then the Man said, "I long to know the secrets of the earth." The serpent replied, "I will show them to you." And so it went with all the animals. And when the Man had all the gifts that they could give, he left." (cont'd)

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Monolith
Mar 09, 2013

Old Story Teller (cont'd): "...Then the owl said to the other animals, "Now the Man knows much, he'll be able to do many things. Suddenly I am afraid." The deer said, "The Man has all that he needs. Now his sadness will stop." But the owl replied, "No. I saw a hole in the Man, deep like a hunger he will never fill. It is what makes him sad and what makes him want. He will go on taking and taking, until one day the World will say, 'I am no more and I have nothing left to give.' "

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