I just watched the movie Apocalypto last night. For some reason I never heard great things about the movie. I think I recall hearing that it had a lot of action, but that the plot was weak and there wasn't a whole lot to it. I also go the impression that it would be a dark and bloody movie, more of a sensory overload along the lines of Passion of the Christ. Frankly, it wasn't. To put it quite plainly, this movie was great. I loved it, and the more I think of it, the more I liked it. It was gripping from beginning to end. To be fair, the plot wasn't very intricate, but it was a wonderful story, and it was portrayed with such life and such passion and heart, that I just couldn't turn it off and save it for later at 2:30 in the morning. Anyway, to any who were thinking of seeing it and thought it probably wouldn't be worth watching because Mel Gibson got caught driving drunk and said some rotten things about a certain ethnic people group, I'd suggest you reconsider. Though now that I've put it in that light, it suddenly strikes me as a completely unfavorable idea.
But it's not! It's a good idea! See the movie! It's good!