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By Michael Ferraro | May 31, 2007


That whacky Mel Gibson… I am about two hours into this beast and I have one giant question.

Why does this movie look like s**t?

Seriously, the cinematography is so straight-to-video awful, that I find myself having a hard time concentrating on the rest of the film. Especially when things were moving. HD sucks it when it comes to that. I guess it all matters on the camera or whatever, because I’ve seen HD shine. Maybe Gibson got his camera at Best Buy.

Also, I am no scholar, but I found it hard to believe that the Mayans just wrapped about balls all day long. I missed that part of my Anthropology minor.

All in all, this movie is nothing to write home about. Much like Mel Gibson’s other directorial efforts. And that includes Braveheart.


Today’s picture was drawn without the guidance of a mouse. Instead, I was forced to draw this with the touchpad thing on my laptop. That’s why this picture isn’t really that up to par with my previous efforts, which they themselves not being up to par with your average kindergarten finger-painter.

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  1. Professor Tom says:

    P.S. You’re picture looks great. You have a style to your own and even with having to use a touchpad it still came through. Keep the good times rolling.

  2. Professor Tom says:

    First of all, I do have to say that despite his less redeeming qualities, Mel has paid his dues and does deserve credit for what he has been able to accomplish. That having been said, I think he could have done more films (as an actor) and am sadly disappointed that there are only a handful to pick from.

    That having been said, I couldn’t get excited about seeing Apocalypto though I will watch it at some point just to say that I have and see what he did.

    Is it just me or does he look like Saddam in that picture?

  3. Dave Lawler says:

    I’m surprised. I expected Apocalypto to at least look good.

    From what I understand, it was shot on the 1st generation Panavision Genesis cameras, I think the same as Zodiac , but I can’t be sure.

    I did want to see it in the theater, but our child was born around that time, so I missed a lot of movies coming out.

    This might be an unpopular opinion, but I think Gibson is evolving into quite an extraordinary filmmaker, and not for lack of the subjects he chooses to film. Compared to others, his work stands out the most. He’s gone a bit native and crazy and we’re living in the YouTube generation of social and political video espionage, so the two don’t mix unless PR people can grasp the spin and make it work. He’s turning into a modern day Jodorowsky, and that guy made some bold movies and couldn’t keep his mouth shut either.

    I enjoyed Gibson’s appearance in the Electric Car documentary. I hated Passion , but I couldn’t damn him for his vision. I knew a lot of jaded, cynical Christians who ran back to their respective churches after seeing it.

    His comments were irritating, but really they were his comments, just as Michael Richards says what he says, and others who have fallen by the wayside for expressing opinions or getting socially derisive in front of digital cameras operated by an increasingly jealous or hostile obsessed with crushing celebrities under the weight of political correctness.

    I try not to let that cloud my judgement of their work. I still watch “Seinfeld” and I laugh when Kramer does a pratfall. I still enjoy Mel’s old movies, and I still do want to see Apocalypto .

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