Mel Gibson …as a Director. I watched his movies Apocalypto , The passion of the Christ , Braveheart.
I was really impressed and amazed while watching the movie Apocalypto . A movie about the Mayan civilization and a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. Gibson’s direction was amazing. The whole movie is in the deep forest and we can see that how they would have struggled to take this movie. We can able to see a beautiful love in the movie , a strong friendship , a true family affection. The movie was completely screened with English subtitles. Still we can able to understand completely. The character called “Jaguar Paw”(Rudy Youngblood) has been defined and shown well. His fate was decided but , Driven by the power of his love for his wife and son, he makes an escape to rescue them and ultimately save his way of life. Really a must watch movie .
Recently i watched the movie “The passion of the Christ“. A film detailing the final hours and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The movie was about the last twelve hours of Jesus Christ. Shows some of the untold moments of Jesus. The punishments given to the Jesus was really horrible. A normal human being could not have tolerated the pain and the punishments.(forget about ” The Da Vinci Code” for now, it just given me a different perception on Jesus).
In some scenes I have just turned my face other side. I was just thinking of the others those who are worshiping Jesus as a God. How they would have felt while watching this movie. Sure most of them would have cried. I can able to understand why this movie faced lot of oppositions all over the world .
The cinematography , the way they handled the scenes , acting of Jesus (James Caviezel) and Mari (Maia Morgenstern) was excellent. I was just wondering about the director . Its like simply he is taken a risk by choosing this subject. But he scored for the way he handled this subject.
Nice watching Mel Gibsons movies. From his 4 movies I have watched 3 of them. The left out is “The Man Without a Face“. Wish to watch the movie soon.