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    Posted: December/16/2006 at 1:34am
Well, well...What can I say? Mel Gibson is a filmmaker with furious passion. You may as well call him a madman,
because I guess he is... APOCALYPTO exercises the same effusive and perfectly crafted cinematics
that we've seen in BRAVEHEART, and moreso in THE PASSION. I was surprised to see it open in a rather
comic mood, showcasing the day to day life of the tribe and some hilarious socializing mishaps of one
of the characters.

As the peril begins, your sympathies are immediately pointed towards Jaguar Paw, who would then
run for his life in the chase scene that dominates all towards the end. Rudy Youngblood especially
is adept in making his fear contagious, but of course there is his inevitable character arc of resolve
and retaliation. Some interesting imagery, from the eclipse, to Mel's trademark POV shots and other
beautiful cinematographical treats are instore. I also liked the acting of the pregnant wife's part.
Watch out for the surprise in the end....

I wished Mel would make more movies like this - at least those that are daring and that defy the
Hollywood convention YET maintain the sheer commercial and entertaining value that Hollywood is
always supposed to have. You can always reconcile Art and something with Appeal to the masses.
The movie's final scene closes with a note of delight and optimism. Take note how the opening and
last shots are similar shots of plants. I downloaded this on Torrent and definitely plan to rewatch it
when it opens here in the Philippines.

Leave him alone, Almost!

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This show surprised me and was fantastic. It's much better than The Departed.
I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.

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