Apocalypto is set to be relaeased this Friday and it has already garnered rave reviews from critics. Variety magazine called it a "remarkable" film that gives audiences "hitherto unseen sights of exceptional vividness and power, " and Rolling Stone magazine described Apocalypto as "a tremendously exciting chase movie" that was "breathtaking to watch".
Still, Mel Gibson is no longer just a director. His name has become irrevocably associated with anti-semitc. Many people cannot forget the anti-semitic, as well as sexist (remember the sugart--s remark?) words spoken by an inebriated Mel Gibson a few months back. And others didn't like his protrayal of the Jews in The Passion of the Christ.
I think Apocalypto looks AWESOME, and I really want to see it, but not badly enough to put money in Gibson's pockets. So I've decided that I am goign to pay for a movie ticket for a different movie and sneak into a theatre playing Apocalypto, or just download a bootleg.
Will you go see it?