Monday, September 14, 2009

Two Claws UP!

I watched an (older) movie yesterday over my "Play Instantly" account with Netflix.

The movie was Apocalypto by Mel Gibson.

Wow. Intense movie!

I seem to remember this movie being bashed by the critics but I honestly do not know why?

It was violent and had some gory scenes (well OK--quite a lot) but the family structure portrayed by the tribes was gripping.

I spent a large part of the movie with my hand over my mouth trying to keep some sort of control over my emotions.

I don't like the manipulation of movies when they obviously try to wrench an emotion out of you.

But this movie? Didn't need to try. The story was of an era long past but is still achingly true today.

All I can say is, "Well done, Mr. Gibson. Well done."

4 comments:

Peaceful said...

I watched it at a large party when I had toooo many margaritas. I kept calling it A pop a lip-toe. :P
huh, dont remember it (ha)

Haphazardkat said...

a pop a lip-toe--hahahahah!!! :D

Cindy said...

I remember wanting to see that!
Maybe I'll rent it on the weekend.
Yeah, it's funny how an infected wisdom tooth can affect you, and you don't even realise it.

Aafrica said...

is that the one that's filmed entirely in a dead language?