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Critical Film Review: "Apocalypto."
A review of the 2006 film "Apocalypto," directed by Mel Gibson.
# 142104 | 1,000 words | 1 source | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)


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The paper relates that the 2006 film "Apocalypto," directed by Mel Gibson, seems highly controversial in that it seems vaguely racist, but is also an enjoyable adventure film. The writer thinks he was constantly reconciling these two points in his head as he watched "Apocalypto," trying to relate the historical portion of the film to the class readings while still trying to respond to the film on a visceral level.

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"The 2006 film "Apocalypto," directed by Mel Gibson, seems highly controversial in that it seems vaguely racist, but is also an enjoyable adventure film. I think I was constantly reconciling these two points in my head as I watched "Apocalypto," trying to relate the historical portion of the film to the class readings while still trying to respond to the film on a visceral level. Overall, however, I can't escape the fact that the film seems to be exploiting the destruction of Central American civilization for the use of filmic intrigue. The film itself is about a young man named Jaguar Paw, who goes out to..."

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Critical Film Review: "Apocalypto." (2008, December 01) Retrieved March 05, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/critical-film-review-apocalypto-142104/

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