It has become my way of late to try and fit references to excrement into most film titles, so I was pleased when I finally got a chance to see Acrapalypto, because it works so well! 🙂 Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, that name is not really befitting for Apocalypto, which is a pretty good film.
I know very little about the Mayan civilization, so I have no idea if this is an accurate portrayal of that time. What I can say is the film is shot well and held my interest. Despite his numerous personal issues and often unsavory political motives for his subject matter, Mel Gibson does seem to have a good eye directing.
I guess it would be wrong to say I enjoyed the film, because I don’t think the films content is not meant to elicit enjoyment. I think it’s meant to be interesting and a little disturbing, which it is.
If you want a good night out, go and see Rocky Balboa, but if you want to see a spectacle with a bit of pseudo-history then Apocalypto is a good film.