Originally Posted by joekun
I haven't seen the film yet, but the reviewer gave it 3 stars and then talks about Mel Gibson's personal life. He seemed to like the film, but knock at least one star off for his personal opinion of Mel Gibson.
I hope that this is not the case, as I believe the theatrical presentation also did not receive as much of the critical acclaim it deserved for much the same reason.
Perhaps he is knocking off a star for it's overly violent and at times simplistic in its thematic excesses ?
I don't know.
I have no problem with violence in films, as long as it is not gratuitous. or violence added for the sake of violence which is all too common in today's films and even in presentations on some home theater cruises, for that matter.
The graphic nature of Barbaro breaking his leg real time on live TV (and the image then being re-played again
) disturbed me far
more than the sum total of violence in the ..movie..Apocalypto
And as far as "thematic excesses", I guess I am a simple man at times.