Sunday, December 10, 2006

Movie Review Monday

I know, I'm posting a little early (as it's supposed to by Monday movie review and it's not quite Monday), but I write in the mornings and the Cowboys are about to play the Saints, and well, everyone will be fine. I promise.

Movied Seen: Apocalypto

This is one of those movies that I don't know where to go with the review. I wanted to like it. It was grandiose in setting and time period but ultimately, the scope of the story was so small and irrelevent given everything else that was about to happen in that time period, that I found myself literally experiencing a "Deja Vu." Essentially - same problem as the other movie - the focus was on one man and his wife, child and unborn child. Hey, at least he knew them (unlike Deja Vu, where the woman was a total stranger), but it still seemed like a whole lot of buildup for one rescue.

The setting was great. The costumes were brilliant, and for anyone that doesn't know what kind of barbarians some of the Mayans were could watch the movie for a very graphic description - head chopping and all. But ultimately, I just found myself wondering when it was going to be over.

Maybe I'm just not "deep" enough to appreciate the movie. Maybe Mel Gibson inserted some hidden message about humanity and our future that I failed to see. The only "bigger picture" thought I got from it was something I already knew - if you are weak within, you are ripe for the picking.

If anyone else sees this movie and can explain why it's getting great reviews, this clueless girl would love to have it broken down.

My rating: Utterly Forgetable

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4 comments:

Kelly Parra said...

I haven't seen it, but it did really well this weekend. Thanks for the heads up, I probably wouldn't have went to see it at the movies. I like movies that make me laugh. =D

Jana DeLeon said...

It did do well, and the reviews are great. That's why I wonder what I'm missing. Oh well, nothing to lose sleep over. :)

Tori Lennox said...

I have to admit this isn't one I had much desire to see anyway, so I can avoid it without feeling guilty. :) The one that makes me giggle every time I see the ads is Night at the Museum. Now if it would just hurry up and hit pay-per-view. *g*

Jana DeLeon said...

That one does look funny, tori, and I'm definitely in the mood for something light. Although I must admit, I'm frothing at the mouth for The Good Sheppard.

 
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