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New APOCALYPTO featurette, just for you AICN readers!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I think I'm the last AICN contributor to see APOCALYPTO. I missed the Fantastic Fest screening due to a cancelled flight (thanks Delta). I'm eager to see the flick. I've heard opinions from each extreme from friends I trust. From "It's Brilliant" to "It stinks." Of course the "It Stinks" came from Jay Sherman, so how could I trust that? Anyway, Disney gave us this little featurette. It's very promotional "Go See Our Movie," but it has some really good imagery in it and revealed more of the story than I expected. Enjoy the clip, clickable in 3 different formats!!!

Quicktime 7 (H.264) High (640 x 480) Med (480 x 260) Low (320 x 240) Flash 8 (Progressive Download) High (640x 480) Med (480 x 260) Low (320 x 240) Windows Media 9 High (320 x 240) Low (176 x 132)

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  • Dec. 7, 2006, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by Killaarmy

    Mel Gibson hates me.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

    Can't wait to check this one out.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Here come the 'Mel is the next Riefenstahl' comments

    by JackRabbitSlim

    Funny how the United States media works, baying like hounds over Mel's nasty tirade but ignoring others ... like football commentator Michael Irvin's racist slurs against Tony Romo. Is Irvin as prominent as Gibson. Of course not - but to be totally ignored? I don't get it.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Now I finally know what the eff this movie is about.

    by AdrianVeidt

    Seriously, had anybody else been a bit confused as to the plot until this thing?

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Fucking Great!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Don't care what people are saying, this looks amazing! Can't wait!

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 2:19 p.m. CST

    How do you view flash 8

    by jamie sonil

    I'm so stupid

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by Jared

    Michael Irvin is black, and therefore precluded from any real criticism for any racist remarks he may have made. Minorities aren't racists in the US.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 2:38 p.m. CST

    This Christmas

    by rivercb

    I want some Mayan decapitations, I'm I'm getting it Santa! This looks awesome.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 3:23 p.m. CST

    featurette = long commercial

    by theBigE

    Nothing new here that we haven't seen in commercials or on entertainment shows. I don't know if I can stomach the violence. How is it that your threshold for viewing violence decreases as you get older?

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Yup, blacks can't be racists.

    by DigitalDong

    Its a known fact. Its because of that they're not allowed to vote. Oh they think they voted, but those get thrown out after the polls close. Why you think they got a bunch of old white people running those voting booths? They ain't volunteering, they were recruited.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 3:44 p.m. CST

    viewing Flash 8

    by Raschied

    go to or do a Google search on "FLV Player." There are a lot of them around.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Simpson Movie Leaked Scripts

    by DrSurvey

    Was I the only one to see, for a brief minute, an article titled "Simpsons: The Movie script leaks. Get your look at the pages here before they disappear?" Was around 12pm (I think) GMT. Was only up for a minute or so, and when I clicked on the link took me to a page that wasn't found. Hopefully other people saw this :D

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Digital Dong....

    by Kevin

    Yup, blacks can't be racists??? What a crock of shit! Any race is capable of ignorance. What rock do you live under? Here's another quote of highly ignorant proportions: "Michael Irvin is black, and therefore precluded from any real criticism for any racist remarks he may have made. Minorities aren't racists in the US." What the hell? How does his skin color preclude him from any criticism? Jesus Christ, since I am white I guess that excludes me from being a racist seeing how everyone else is exempt. Get an education then perhaps, you will have a clue.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 4 p.m. CST

    Digital Dong...

    by Jared

    Digital Dong and I were being sarcastic to make a point. There is a double standard in this country where minorities are often given a free pass when making racial comments about whites. Michael Irvin said that Tony Romo is playing so well, "he must have some black in him". If a white commentator said that the reason a black player was playing well because "he has some white in him", they'd be handed their pink slip by the commerical break.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 4:03 p.m. CST


    by Kevin

    Your sarcasm alluded me. I apologize. I absolutely agree with that commentary you provided. It's pretty sad that we "allow" those double standards.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Digital Dong

    by UweBollocks

    I think it was meant tongue-in-cheek. No one (I hope) genuinely believes you're exempt from making racist comments simply because you're part of a demographic that has historically seen the brunt such comments. There is certainly a pervasive sense of hyper-reaction to racist slurs from whites, but that I think is simply because we (I'm white) are still carrying some of the accountability for past institutionalized racism, so that automatically puts us on the back foot. I think everyone is accountable. But some are more accountable than others.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 4:07 p.m. CST

    All sort out I see

    by UweBollocks

    Sorry - was a little late on that one

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by UweBollocks


  • Dec. 7, 2006, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Personally I thought it was pretty funny...

    by UweBollocks

    and not racist at all. Racism is supposed to derogatory or demeaning - having "some black in him" is neither, considering the ratio of black:white athletes in that position. Athletically (at least in football, but other sports too) black athletes simply outcompete white athletes in what were historically white-dominated sports - it's not a racial judgement... it's a fact of numbers. That said, I do still think that the double-standards that seem to exist are bullshit. I just don't think this is a worthwhile example. If a commentator said that a black runner "had some white in him" it would have been racist because there is no factual foundation for cracking such a comment. Few people genuinely believe that white athletes are the dominant color performers on a football field any longer, so there would have to be some other motivation for implying that "whiteness" was making him run faster... the only one I can think of is inherent superiority, which is blatant racism. Anyway - enough race-talk. Apocalypto is worth the money just to see the makeup/costumes/set design and the fucking awesome weapons/gore. Imo

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Thankyou Mel Gibson

    by onefatman

    For finally having the balls to come out and say what everyone is thinking but noone will own up to: THE MAYANS KILLED JESUS!

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Tic'la jatetla, Michael Bay!

    by KarmicRelief

    In Mayan, no less!

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Battle of the fake-ass CGI waterfall stunts

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Apocalypto vs. Turistas. The battle starts now.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 6:57 p.m. CST

    I couldn't care less

    by rothbart

    Maybe I'm the only one left, but you couldn't pay me to see a film by that crazy bigot. He should go back into the hole he crawled out of.

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Apaprently there was some black 'professor'

    by Johnno

    during some Katrina meeting or soemthing that said some pretty derogatory things about white people and called for the extermination of all whites... and no, he was not drunk, or being heckled, it was a very thoroughly thought out speech... it was on youtube for awhile and played on CSPAN, but I guess the world was concentrating on Entertainment Tonight's coverage of that Seinfeld fella who lost it after being wrongfully provoked. Good job main stream media...

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 7:32 p.m. CST

    So what?

    by johnnykool

    New 300 trailer over at SHH!

  • Dec. 7, 2006, 7:47 p.m. CST

    It doesn't matter what Mel does

    by Manatee

    This movie is going to TANK on an epic level. How do I know this? I have seen 3 movies this month that featured the APOCALYPTO trailer. Each and every time, dozens of people in the audience promptly pulled out their phones, pagers, and electronic doodads for a quick check. In other words, nobody wants to see this thing. Can you say, "Critically acclaimed bomb?"

  • Dec. 10, 2006, 11:28 a.m. CST


    by squarebird

    Um, rothbart, you are calling Mel Gibson a "crazy bigot"? You are kidding, right? Mel Gibson was crushed by a wall of anti-Christian bigots (many of them Jewish) for daring to make a pro-Christian movie. And he amazingly held his tongue .. the only slip was when he was one time when he was drunk. If I had been attacked the way he (and his father!) were I would not have held it in, I would have gone on the counter-attack fully sober. Mel is a rare man of grace in a crude, lawsuit-happy, overly sensitive post-modern world.