Apocalypto was on TV last night and I did that thing where you suddenly find that you’ve stayed up till the early hours to watch a film that you already own. My little boy is getting up a 7am no matter what but holy shit did you see that decapitated head POV shot?!
Made after the quite dreadful The Passion of the Christ (2004), this has got to be Mel Gibson’s finest film. It’s a sure-footed and lean action movie (essentially a chase) made all the more powerful by the director’s penchant for mad, savage violence and eye for capturing movement.
It’s a shame he probably won’t get to do anything of quality again because a bit of bonkers goes a long way.