December 05, 2006

Early thoughts on Apocalypto

Praise for Gibson Film, Quandary for Oscar Voters“ ‘Apocalypto’ is a remarkable film,” Todd McCarthy wrote in Variety. “The picture provides a trip to a place one’s never been before, offering hitherto unseen sights of exceptional vividness and power.”

“Gibson has made a film of blunt provocation and bruising beauty,” Peter Travers wrote in Rolling Stone. “Say what you will about Gibson, he’s a filmmaker right down to his nerve endings.”

Other reviewers allowed themselves to psychoanalyze Mr. Gibson even as they praised the film. In a mixed review in The Hollywood Reporter, Kirk Honeycutt observed that Mr. Gibson “knows how to make a heart-pounding movie; he just happens to be a cinematic sadist.”
Comment:  This week the news is all Apocalypto, all (or most) of the time. See Apocalypto Now for previous postings on the movie.


Anonymous said...

Rob,I can't access the article. No fun teasing us, you know...

Rob said...

Everyone who wants to follow the news should have a free account at But I've linked to another source for the article. Check it out.