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APOCALYPTO one-sheet looks very cool!

Hey folks, Harry here with Mel Gibson's latest one sheet for APOCALYPTO which moved from its summer date to the day before Butt-Numb-A-Thon 8... Wished he could have pushed it to like... Christmas, so I could have included it into the line-up... as it is definitely one of my most anticipated films of the year. From ages 6-11 I spent a month out of every year of my life in central and south america going to Mayan, Aztec, Toltec and Incan ruins and sites. My fave being Tikal in Guatemala where the Rebel Base was. Anyway - thanks goes out to John Robie - who pointed me to CHUD, where he saw the poster. It's got a great sense of foreboding, doesn't it?

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  • May 30, 2006, 10:08 p.m. CST

    by BobaBackRibs


  • May 30, 2006, 10:12 p.m. CST

    looks pretty cool

    by movieman742

  • May 30, 2006, 10:12 p.m. CST

    is not first

    by frank cotton

  • May 30, 2006, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Tagline grammatically incorrect

    by conniebrean

    It should read "outrun his destiny" or "you can't outrun your destiny." "Noone" and "their" don't match. Using "their" to talk about an individual is a product of the politcal correctness movement that has swept the nation and should be avoided at all costs. Mel Gibson is contibuting to the downfall of the English language. Has he no decency?

  • May 30, 2006, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Jesus + Kill Bill

    by rivercb

    It's about time he got his revenge.

  • May 30, 2006, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Also the poster is pretty cool.

    by conniebrean

    Don't you think?

  • May 30, 2006, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I still a horrible taste in my mouth after that teaser.

    by a goonie

    And this one-sheet does little to change that.

  • May 30, 2006, 10:28 p.m. CST


    by a goonie

    The above subject line should read "I still HAVE a horrible taste in my mouth...". I hate when I don't take a second peek before I post.

  • May 30, 2006, 10:28 p.m. CST



    How much will this film make opening weekend and will we be seeing a future Best Picture/Best Director Oscar win for Mel?

  • May 30, 2006, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Is there a hidden crazy ass looking Mel on this?

    by Big Bad Clone

    Like that insert in the teaser?

  • May 30, 2006, 10:39 p.m. CST


    by chrth

    I like it

  • May 30, 2006, 10:49 p.m. CST

    "No One Can Outrun HIS Destiny..."

    by hipcheck13

    ...make the subject singular or plural, but make them agree, for God's sake. No wonder Mel's not using the English language in anymore of his films.

  • May 30, 2006, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Dammit ConnieBean...

    by hipcheck13 beat me to it. :-D

  • May 30, 2006, 10:52 p.m. CST

    One's Destiny Cannot Be Outrun

    by Dave Bowman

    Enough said.

  • May 30, 2006, 10:54 p.m. CST

    No, it's right

    by chrth

    The one in the front is trying to outrun the destiny of those trailing behind him (the 'their'). Yes, I'm joking, calm down.

  • May 30, 2006, 11:14 p.m. CST

    90yrs Ago


    I got an A in english -_- Looking forward to this film...

  • May 31, 2006, 12:14 a.m. CST

    someone told me

    by calami-shami

    this was mel's revisionist flick about how the mayan empire collapsed because it was unchristian and not because of the conquistadors. Is that someone right or should i brain him/her?

  • May 31, 2006, 12:23 a.m. CST

    The Mummy!

    by hawauer29a

    That's what it looks like.

  • May 31, 2006, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Tagline from an English Major

    by AdrianVeidt

    I just graduated from college with a degree in English. Yes, the tagline is grammatically incorrect -but who the fuck cares? The poster rocks my balls off and probably yours, too. I could go on about how regardless of incorrect the English is, it is actually accepted in pop culture vernacular, which is what the movie is aiming at, but instead I'm just going to go watch the teaser for this thing again and maybe rub one out. Cheers.

  • May 31, 2006, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Too Soon!!!!


    The end the Mayan empire was a real disaster, people. Real people got hurt. Real people died. This is way too soon. We need to wait at least another ten centuries before we dare to make a film on this sensitive topic.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:09 a.m. CST

    okay asswipe, the too soon thing isnt funny anymore

    by chickychow

    that goes for all you asswipes.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Last of the Mojicans meets Emperor's New Groove

    by Anino

    Songs by Black Flagg, sung by Clay Aiken.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:38 a.m. CST

    The Message of Love?

    by Monkey Butler

    I hope Mel shows that the destruction of the Mayan civilisation was a message of love, just like The Passion did. Hopefully he'll include the pivotal historical fact that their downfall came about by not using Jesus-designed tables and chairs. Mary's comment in The Passion about them "never catching on" was an obvious set-up for this film. Isn't Mel a genius? Wait, no, sorry, I meant nutbag.

  • May 31, 2006, 5:48 a.m. CST

    The Passion 2: I Still Know What You Did Last Supper

    by Teamwak

    Someone else said this in a previous talkback, but it still makes me chuckle.

  • May 31, 2006, 7:30 a.m. CST

    the Mayans used the Royal "Their"

    by durhay

  • May 31, 2006, 7:31 a.m. CST

    besides, using "his" instead would be offensive

    by durhay

    It should read "No one can outrun his or her destiny." Nice and PC.

  • May 31, 2006, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Too Soon!!!!

    by revam


  • May 31, 2006, 9:03 a.m. CST

    That's what I come to AICN for...

    by brycemonkey

    the red-hot English language debates! Oh, and like movies too, I guess. Good work Durhay, insightful as ever. I think it might be offensive to those that don't believe in 'destiny' though. ;-)

  • May 31, 2006, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Message to people complaining about the tagline grammar

    by TheBaxter

    i hate to break it to you, but you're on a website called AIN'T it cool news... and ain't ain't a word.

  • May 31, 2006, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I love it: the look, the tagline.

    by viola123

    I think it looks awesome. Thank you for posting it, Harry. I can't wait for this film too, and this one-sheet only strengthens my hopes. Yay Mel! December 8th! :)

  • May 31, 2006, 10:57 a.m. CST

    whats it about?

    by Spice-Orange

    is it just Jesus 2:The mayan Outback or something? im confused. remember when Mel made fun movies? what happened?

  • May 31, 2006, 11:47 a.m. CST

    damn. great poster....

    by Manaqua

    dude walking, peeking over his shoulder, blood dripping from the blade, pursuers in tow. Fricking awesome. That one image has more story and drama than a lot of the crap ive seen at the plex lately. top of my list. Cant wait.

  • May 31, 2006, 12:23 p.m. CST

    The English language evolves...

    by -guyinthebackrow

    ... and that's the truthiness.

  • May 31, 2006, 12:24 p.m. CST

    The Passion 2: Mayan Boogaloo!

    by quadrupletree

    Not really a Mel Gibson fan so I won't be going to see this movie...

  • May 31, 2006, 12:45 p.m. CST

    nice poster

    by Colonel_Blimp

    crappy font though

  • May 31, 2006, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Ok for the 95% of us who aren't on AICN time

    by Lando Griffin

    and have no idea when BNAT 8 is - what is the release date for this movie?

  • May 31, 2006, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Death to taglines.

    by Christopher3

    Who says a movie needs one?

  • May 31, 2006, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Lando Griffin, it's December 8th...

    by viola123

    That's the date for "Apocalypto" right now. I think it's much better than the original summer release, even though we now have to wait a bit longer. But Mel needs it right and I'm glad they are taking a bit more time; it will work out in the end. I know it!

  • May 31, 2006, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Hey, this movie isn't about Acapulco!

    by durhay

    I want my money back!

  • May 31, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Always had a fascination with the Mayan...

    by Johnno

    I'll be there day 1. Will this have a wide release?

  • May 31, 2006, 3 p.m. CST

    Mayan civilization declined BEFORE the conquistadors.

    by pewterschmidt

    They were still around (as they are today) but the classic Mayan civilization had essentially jumped the shark by the 9th-10th centuries. So you can't blame the Europeans for that. Ironically, the remnants of Mayan culture were the also the longest holdouts against the conquest and the Mayan regions remained very independent - minded well into the 20th century. (They declared independence from Mexico on more than one occasion.)

  • May 31, 2006, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Mayan civilization collapsed in the 9th Century...

    by NapoleonDynamite

    700 years before the Conqustadors ever got there. I'm an atheist so I have no desire to defend any Christian (or anti-heathen) message that Mel Gibson may insert into the film, but Europeans had nothing to do with the collapse of the Mayans. Archaeologists actually think it was probably due to droughts but it isn't known for sure. I hope Gibson doesn't try to blame it all on their religious practices but I still thinks the Mayans are an interesting subject for a film and this looks like it could be pretty cool.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST

    I shalt brain him then

    by calami-shami

    what about dialogue, is it all spoken in mayan with subtitles?Cause if so, fuck yeah. I keep thinking about that movie coming out thats about a norseman living with native americans, and they all speak broken english. WTF! SO you're not going to have them speak their native dialect but you're still going to have them speak in a degrading broken form of the language of the people who will one day destroy them all? The action better be something.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Too Soon!!!!!!

    by Pageiv

    I mean "WHY"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 31, 2006, 3:54 p.m. CST

    that little topknot thingy ...

    by Panthalassa

    ... makes me think of an angler fish. maybe that's how he hunts.

  • May 31, 2006, 4:04 p.m. CST


    by NapoleonDynamite

    APOCALYPTO is reportedly being shot entirely in the Mayan language and using only indigenous Mayan actors. Pretty cool, huh?

  • May 31, 2006, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Best books on the Mayans . . .

    by pewterschmidt

    "A Forest of Kings" and "Maya Cosmos" by David Freidel, et al. Widely available. Really comprehensive and technical books but man, you'll know something about the Mayans by the time you've gone through these huge tomes. Based on reputable archaeology, and they manage to avoid most of the new-agey b.s. that has crept into Mayan studies of late.

  • June 1, 2006, 6:32 a.m. CST

    How About...

    by El Cimarron

    No One Can Outrun Destiny? You're welcome, send the check to my P.O. Box

  • June 1, 2006, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Bring it

    by Cat_Corporation

    Supercool - Mel sort of freaked me out a bit with the Passion, but I'm sooooooo looking forward to this. It seems like a good avenue to go down, seeing as pap like Troy and Alexander have killed off the Ancient History epic a bit, and we've had so many Far East historical movies; time for something completely different, as some funny blokes once said. Mel may be a bit strange these days, but his epics are solidly entertaining and look bee-ootiful. Bring it on. Anyone know when the UK release date is?

  • June 2, 2006, 2:14 p.m. CST

    It's a good thing we have Mel Gibson. No, seriously.

    by Killah_Mate

    Fuck the haters, who else but Gibson would do these batshit insane epics? Whatever you may think of the Passion, that thing was finely put together. Oh, and Braveheart. Anyone remember that? The man knows how to make movies, he makes 'em big and weird and impressive, and that's more than fine with me. You got a problem with his religion? Don't watch his movies. Moron.