Watch the Mayan epic before the Mayan prophecy (possibly) comes true.
Yesterday's MovieMovie saw Mel Gibson co-star alongside Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2, while today's MovieMovie concentrates on Gibson's directing career. Following a re-airing of both Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2 is Apocalypto, Gibson's controversial 2006 follow-up to The Passion of the Christ.
Co-written with Farhad Safinia (Starz' Boss), Apocalypto was Gibson's attempt to "shake up the stale action-adventure genre" with a story set entirely in the Maya civilization. The bloody epic drew complaints from those that felt the Maya were depicted as too savage, but whether you agree with that assessment or not, Gibson admitted that he had other motives than simply commenting on Mayan culture. "What I'm doing is creating an action adventure of mythic proportions," Gibson told The LA Times in 2005. "I'm hoping that by focusing on this civilization we're able to be introspective about ourselves." Apocalypto
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