Sunday, September 23, 2007

Another Movie Recommendation

I also saw Mel Gibson's Apocalypo over the weekend. I have to say it was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time! It is pure authenticity from the first minute, with an excellent adventure story and message. It does have quite a bit of violence (lots of hacking and arrows, etc.) but not noticeably more than Braveheart or Gladiator (or for sure Saving Private Ryan). It also has a few VERY small bits of partial nudity (they are Native South Americans after all) and a practical joke concerning fertility, but all of this ends within the first ten minutes. After that...MAN...

Ultimately, the story is about a young man battling past fear and failure to protect his family in a culture that is imploding under the weight of materialism and lack of respect for human life. These issues seem quite relevant to our modern world. This is one R-rated movie worth watching, especially if you are a man.

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