“Apocalypto” – Catholic? Chattaway says “No way!”

You didn't think I'd go another day without posting something about Apocalypto... a movie I still haven't seen... did you? … [Read more...]

“Apocalypto”: A Catholic Masterpiece?

Apocalypto is dividing up my friends, colleagues, and my favorite critics more than any movie I can remember since... well... The Passion of the Christ. … [Read more...]

"Apocalypto": the reviews are in.

So... what did Mel Gibson do with all of that money he made off of The Passion of the Christ? He made Apocalypto. And here's what Christian film critics are saying...Steven D. Greydanus (Decent Films): Gibson is a consummate filmmaker, and the action is never less than riveting. Yet as the film repeatedly ratchets up the wince factor beyond what seems necessary or appropriate, it’s hard not to feel that suffering has been reduced to spectacle. The Passion offered a redemptive context for i … [Read more...]

Another Cry of Dismay about “Apocalypto”

From an insightful friend who just saw Apocalypto: I found Apocalypto truly repulsive. There really is no point to this disgusting movie. Unfortunately, it appears to justify everything negative we've heard about Mel's predelictions. I still haven't seen The Passion, but now when I do, I'll be unable to view it without a lot of baggage -- the result of watching Apocalypto. ... Something's wrong with Gibson. It's pretty sick. ... I cannot fathom how anyone could bring themselves to recommend it, … [Read more...]

Reactions to “Apocalypto”

UPDATED: Some friends of mine over at ArtsandFaith.com have just seen Apocalypto, yet another film I couldn't see due to ice and snow this week.Here are a few things they've said: Wow. This is the most violent movie I've ever seen. People die in some extremely graphic, horrific, unimaginably nasty ways. If you thought The Passion was brutal, well, some of the killings here are even more explicit than the scourging at the pillar sequence. ... Visually, it's admirably detailed and there are … [Read more...]

Grammatical Error on New “Apocalypto” Poster

The new Apocalypto poster boasts this slogan: No one can outrun their destiny.To which Steven Greydanus responds, Shouldn't that be "No one can outrun HIS destiny"?Other grammatical alternatives: "No one can outrun destiny." "You can't outrun your destiny." "People can't outrun their destiny." "Outrunning destiny? Fuggetabbatit." … [Read more...]

Specials: “Apocalypto” Poster. “Pan’s Labyrinth” rave, and more.

With all of the hubbub over a certain controversial film in recent months, I'd almost forgotten about this...Nice poster. Dumb slogan.NO PANS FOR PAN Salon's Andrew O'Heihr returns from Cannes and raves and raves about Guillermo Del Toro's new fantasy film Pan's Labyrinth. "Hands down the most exciting and original film I've seen here, and the one that had me in tears during its final scenes." He also liked A Scanner Darkly. On one hand, "Scanner Darkly" is a paranoid futuristic … [Read more...]

Is Mel Gibson worried about what critics will think of "Apocalypto"?

"After what I experienced with The Passion ... I frankly don’t give a flying f--- about much of what they think..." said Christian hero Mel Gibson.More, in TIME.(Thanks, Mark.) … [Read more...]