Thursday, May 24, 2007

Apocalypto 1/2 Review


Mel Gibson's Apocalypto came out on DVD yesterday. Don and I started watching it last night, but since I am a buzz kill (I like to go to bed before midnight), I only watched the first hour. So far it is very violent but intriguing. I hate watching movies that depict severe, cold hearted violence against children. Since I became a mother those types movie situations have really bothered me and just about bring me to tears when watching. You can kill all the men and woman you want in movies, but the babies just really get to me. Especially when the children in the movie remind me of Donovan. The little boy that is the son of the main character is just like my boy, and then I can't help but think of what I would do in a situation like this...I would definitely try to bust out a can of whoop ass, but that just seem futile against warriors. Good thing I don't live in an ancient Mayan village!
The movie depicts the very violent story of the Mayans. It has subtitles, which I don't like, but it actually makes the movie much better. There is a lot of blood and graphic violence and the one Mayan warrior (pictured below) is really really creepy...like make me wet my pants creepy!
The opening scene is a group of young men out on the hunt and they enjoy some comical banter which at first I thought was very inaccurate for the movie, but what do I know...I wasn't there during that time period and even if I was I would have been back at the hut with 12 children sucking at the tit. The jokes that they made seemed like what a group of jocks now a days would say to each other if they were hunting tapir. But I guess ball jokes are timeless and even the Mayans thought it was funny!
I can't wait to finish it...I think I will enjoy!

20 comments:

Hammer said...

Thanks for the warning, I can't watch violence against kids either.

Jenny! said...

Hammer:
You are welcome!

Yoda said...

Beats me why I completely avoided the movie. Finish it and let us know how it was!!

I wonder back in those days if they used some weird leaves etc. for contraception? I mean, having babies after babies just for having sex isn't a great deal, right? They *must* have been doing something!

Jenny! said...

Yoda:
Thats funny about the baby thing b/c they played a joke on one of the guys who wasn't able to reproduce and made a big deal about it...must have been something in their water!

Yoda said...

Its been almost 28 yrs and I haven't reproduced. Do you think they'll make fun of me?

Jenny! said...

Yoda:
You would be picked on endlessly!

jungle jane said...

i don't have children, but i do have cats. i hate movies about cat violence. does this Apocalypto movie depict cat voilence? if so, i cannot watch it...

captain corky said...

I'm so out of the loop I don't even remember hearing about this movie, but now I'm curious.

Jenny! said...

JJ:
No violence against cats yet, but I am sure there would be if there were cats in it. So your a cat lady, huh???

Jenny! said...

Captain:
It happens, I forgot about it too, until I checked my Netflix thing. I am usually way way out of the loop.

Yoda said...

Failure to spread my seed has brought shame to my tribe! I need to re-take Fertilization 101.

Jenny! said...

Yoda:
It's probably not you, its the girl your trying to fertilize!

mutleythedog said...

You may not live in ancient Mayan village but I live in its modern equivalent...the knicker wetting you mentioned...? Well I have this little business with Mr Rat and....

Jenny! said...

Mutley:
When can I expect reimbursment for those undies??? I will ship them to Ratty right away!

Brooklyn Frank said...

mel gibson's an a-hole.

Jenny! said...

Brooklyn Frank:
I hear ya! I still like his movies though!

Yoda said...

Count Jedi Master needs a new bride to impregnate. Candidates with big boobs especially encouraged to apply. Fugly candidates and stuck up bitches advised to stay away for their own safety!

Jenny! said...

Yoda:
That's a very tempting ad you've got there...what's in it for the girl!

Yoda said...

You mean, other than top quality sperm?

Jenny! said...

I guess you can't ask for much more than that!