Apocalypto 123movies – Watch movies online free. Director: Mel Gibson. Writers: Mel Gibson, Farhad Safinia. Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernández. I make obsidian knives, like the ones used in the movie. Band-aids are a constant part of my tool kit. I can vouch that the blades that I flintknap are as sharp as the ones shown in the movie. I have also made and used atlatl’s, the spear-throwing tool. The power to pierce prey is genuine. This weapon was in use thousands of years ago. Evidence of its use has been found in the U.S. with mammoth bones. My wife and I went to the movie for insights into the daily lives of people at the end of the Mayan culture. Several scenes are helpful in that regard. We would have appreciated more. The do-it-yourself medical treatments were most interesting.
IMDB Apocalypto review: I just got back from watching the movie I have looked forward to all year. I admit to having high expectations of this film, perhaps too high of expectations, because they weren’t met. I looked forward to this movie, because for the most part, Hollywood doesn’t seem to want to do any movie on the Aztecs or the Mayans, or anything like that even though it’s a very fascinating subject, with an even more fascinating culture and a rich history. I think that’s why the movie didn’t work for me, I wanted to see the culture, the history, everything that makes this extinct group of people so interesting. I’m not saying the movie is bad, because it is an okay movie, it just doesn’t answer any of my questions about the Mayan Civilization. But if a person doesn’t know anything about them, then the movie will shock them. A Mel Gibson signature is once again pointed out on how much beatings the human body can take, and I’m not sure all the violence was necessary. But for anyone who feels like seeing movie that is semi different, then watch this one, because it has all the right elements, it just didn’t work for me.
It’s a shame that Mel Gibson had to act so dumbly prior to this film’s release because it’s actually pretty good and would’ve made so much more had he not said what he said. The storyline is disturbing, intense, and fun. Several scenes will have you literally on the edge of your seat cheering on our hero: Jaguar’s Paw, who’s desperately trying to escape from vicious Mayans who want to use him for ritual sacrifice and get to his trapped wife and son. First, I give viewers fair warning if you are queasy via gore, do not even try to watch this movie. It’s starts off with Mayans hunting a Tapir and only gets worse from there. Nevertheless, if you’re willing to try and sit through this gory film the rewards are excellent. Action sequences are well shot and the storyline is always exciting. The only problem with this film is once our hero begins to battle his foes in the jungle it kind of seems like its nothing more than a Rambo knock-off although it’s extremely well-done. If you’re in for adventure, and gore doesn’t scare you, look no further than Apocalypto.
I was actually expecting more from this film than it offered but what it boiled down to was an action picture. I couldn’t help thinking back to Mel’s Passion of the Christ. He is a phenomenal film maker, director and story teller but more as a craftsman than an artist. There are no layers of meaning or complexity, what you get is what you see. Like the Passion, it is exquisitely filmed and edited. The use of a foreign language brings a realism to the movie similar to what the Passion did. It immerses you in the experience and transports you in time. Watch Apocalypto 123movies full hd very good!