APOCALYPTO --- Mel Gibson's Latest

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  1. MikeRS

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    I couldn't find an existing thread for this summer release, but Entertainment Tonight gave a glimpse of the upcoming teaser.

    save target as...


    Gibson will bankroll “Apocalypto” himself (Disney will distribute.) It began shooting in November and was shot almost entirely in the jungle of Mexico’s Veracruz state.


    Interesting to note that this will be the second film to dabble in Mayan culture next year (Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain being the other).
     
  2. Chuck Mayer

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    I've respected all three of Gibson's films, so I'll go to the theater for this one.

    Got to admire a man paying for his own films. GL does it, and Gibson does it. That's worth supporting, and the man can make films.
     
  3. Paul Case

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    I'm with you on this one, Chuck. Gibson is a damn fine filmmaker. It's nice to see an artist who isn't afraid to take risks, especially with his own cash. [​IMG]
     
  4. Kevin Grey

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    Sounds wildly ambitious which is always exciting with a passionate and capablie filmmaker.
     
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    My enthusiasm aside, the title sounds like a Tenacious D song. Which isn't a bad thing.
     
  6. Paul Case

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    [​IMG]

    Maybe the film will open with a caption that reads, "This is the greatest and best movie in the world..."

    [​IMG]
     
  7. nickGreenwood

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    Naw it'd probably read: "This is just a tribute..."

    Anyway looks good, I like Mel, I respect him and think he's a great film maker. Wish Caleb Deschanel was the Cinematographer for this movie, but I can't wait to see it, though it's of a different caliber than Passion.
     
  8. David Brown Eyes

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    This is infinitely more interesting to me than the upcoming Malick poki drivel.

    Nice to see someone actually doing something with guts, class, and not immediately condescending and stupid.

    I will be first in line for this.
     
  9. Kami

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    If I could buy my ticket now, I would.
     
  10. Russell G

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    Looks great! I can't wait!
     
  11. Dave Miller

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    I'm intrigued.

    Peace,

    DM
     
  12. MikeRS

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    Dynamite. If anybody has balls, it's Mel Gibson. I will see this opening day.

    Regards,
    Nathan
     
  14. Mike.P

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    Looks absolutely...something. I can't even think of a word to describe how I reacted to the trailer - I honestly don't know WHAT to think.

    Really interested in this when it comes out...
     
  15. Patrick McCart

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    I'd check out the fast montage in the teaser near the end frame-by-frame. There's something hilarious in it.
     
  16. MikeRS

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    [​IMG]


    Gotta love Mel.


    Or is that Saddam [​IMG]
     
  17. StevenFC

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    I like Mel and his films, but this guy has Howard Hughes written all over him. [​IMG]
     
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    Hee hee...
     
  19. Michael Martin

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    For those wondering, Mel's cameo is right near the 1:46 mark.[​IMG]

    Looking forward to this. Mel's proven he can do big, epic stories. And kudos to him for footing the bill and protecting his artistic integrity.

    Regarding the use of the original languages: I'm fine with it, but in this case (as opposed to with Passion), I'd like to have subtitles. Mayan culture and history is so foreign to the majority of the world that I think having subs will help.
     
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    Looks very good. Most likely one I will trek to the theater for. I have enjoyed all of Mel's films and this one looks to be just as enjoyable.
     

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