Director Mel Gibson’s infamous anti-semitic rant notwithstanding, Apocalypto has gotten stellar reviews. It’s practically straight out of The Onion.

P.S. Saw it last night. Amazing despite its simple linear plot. I think Mel’s hate speech has cost him multiple Oscars.

P.P.S. In our lunch circle, Tyler is infamous for his fantastical movie overinterpretations. (Did you know that Signs is a Straussian defense of atheism?) Nevertheless, Tyler’s take on Apocalypto as a pagan re-telling of the Passion is eye-opening. I’ll be watching it again through this lens at the first opportunity.