Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch

Nudity, Decapitations, Forced Sex, Throat Cuttings, Arrows in the Neck, Arrows Through the Mouth

Mick LaSalle's review of the new Mel Gibson film is a delight:
In any discussion of "Apocalypto," which deals with the twilight of Mayan civilization, a delicate distinction must be made. It would be inappropriate and probably inaccurate for any critic to pronounce on the mental health of a filmmaker based on his movie. Yet no description of "Apocalypto" can even begin, much less be complete, without noting -- say, in a colloquial, nonclinical, anecdotal sort of way -- that it seems like something made by a crazy person. It's unrelenting, a succession of blood-soaked disaster, an artfully designed parade of cruelty that would make the Marquis de Sade get up and say, "Enough already."
Sounds like fun to me.
Tags: film, humor
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