Friday, 26 August 2011

And for you Blunted... the balls

Apocalypto (2006)
Chosen by Wendy (kinda - I doubt she reads this but a few years ago I won it in a raffle at a Serenity screening she had organised).

Back before he popularised the term 'sugar tits' Gibson was mostly thought to be a bit strange for mounting this - a two hour sub-titled film with no known actors.
It's a fairly peculiar beast, competent in it's own way with a very straight forward chase narrative but also a tad cliche and second hand.
In fact, for all the oddness in language and cast the film feels so familiar in it's beats (though it manages a crazy moment or two including perhaps the silliest birth scene ever unless someone decides to adapt Stephen King's The breathing Method) that it's actually sort of dull.

No comments:

Post a Comment