Sunday, July 29, 2007

APOCALYPTO.Is it porn?

A scholar challenges Mel Gibson's use of the ancient Maya culture as a metaphor for his vision of today's world.

"Apolcalypto" has very little to do with Maya culture and instead is Gibson's comment on the excesses he perceives in modern Western society. I just wish he had been honest enough to say this. Instead he has created a beautiful and disturbing portrait that satisfies his need for comment but does violence to one of the most impressive of Native American cultures.