Mar 17, 2007

Apocalypto review

Just finished watching Apocalypto. It is a clear 'Elaine award' winner. I have constituted this award after Elaine Benes from Seinfeld. After a miserable couple of hours of watching 'The English Patient', Elaine screams at the screen, with all the anguish, at the top of her voice - "Die already". Exactly my sentiments after watching Apocalypto. Only it wasn't about the protagonist dying. There was enough people dying as it is. Enough show of hearts and guts and blood and gore. I wanted to shout "What is the bloody point?" Something about a civilization decaying from within... blah..blah...blah.

Perhaps the real point is every other civilization was just full of blood thirsty savages till salvation came in the form of the white man.

Who cares Mayans knew a bit of agriculture and a bit of astronomy? The Eclipse scene was such a cliche and such a joke. Monterroso anyone?

Though I must accede one point to Gibson compared to Spielberg. There was no Indiana Jones.

March 17, 2007