Sunday, May 27, 2007

DVD Review: "Apocalypto" (2007)

Mel Gibson's latest foray into historical filmmaking describes the implosion of ancient Mexico's Mayan civilization. While the cinematography is second to none, the first two-thirds of this effort is bloated, indulgent and meaningless, however, things kick into overdrive in the final third, keeping you on the edge of your seat.

While it's not as violent as Gibson's other films, and there are some extremely implausible moments towards the high-octane finish, this one is definitely worth sticking with even if the bulk of it resembles a National Geographic magazine set to video - pretty, yet dull and uninspiring.

With English subtitles.


First two-thirds: 3/10
Last third: 8.25/10

Overall: 6.25/10


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