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Apocalypto Review


Terrible
My ancient-language skills are rusty, so until I get my hands on a Mayan-to-English dictionary, I'm going to assume that Apocalypto translates into "vicious, unwieldy, and relentless brutality staged with ambitious fervor for a fruitless cause."

That sums up Mel Gibson's blood-spurting debacle of the same name, a perverse and sadistic historical sprint that suffers the carte blanche excesses of a successful director who believes he's earned the right not to be told "no."

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The 13th Warrior Review


OK
Take a little Braveheart, take a little Beowulf. Mix them together with a bit of The Goonies, and you've got yourself The 13th Warrior.

Here, at last, is a movie that is exactly what you expect it's going to be. From the opening scene, where Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan (Banderas) is shipped across the world for political reasons, to the end, where Ahmed finds himself an unlikely hero amidst a group of Norse warriors, this is a traditional, big, action movie from start to finish.

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My ancient-language skills are rusty, so until I get my hands on a Mayan-to-English dictionary,...

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