Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Mel Gibson's Apocalypto is a cinematographic triumph

I saw Apocalypto last Sunday with my wife. It is one of the best movies I have seen in ages (and I am a movie buff). Apocalypto is a phenomenon: it has a very simple story, it is a different setting to what you are used to, you really care for the characters (no A, B or C-lists actors here but real local casting), it has superb pictures and you are glued to your seat for 138 mins wondering what is going to happen next. This is story telling at its best. And Mel Gibson got a #1 in the US with a movie in Mayan… Amazing achievement. Mel Gibson is establishing himself as The Director to watch. We will watch it a second time this week-end. Go and see it, you won't be disapointed.

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