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'Apocalypto' is Trademark Mel Gibson Gore

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'Apocalypto' is Trademark Mel Gibson Gore

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'Apocalypto' is Trademark Mel Gibson Gore

'Apocalypto' is Trademark Mel Gibson Gore

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Rudy Youngblood and Morris Bird in Mel Gibson's Apocalypto. Touchstone Pictures hide caption

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Rudy Youngblood and Morris Bird in Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

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Who knows what violence lurks in the hearts of men?

Mel Gibson knows. And like he did in The Passion of the Christ, Gibson just can't resist putting every last ounce of it on screen in Apocalypto.

He also can't resist pulling those bloody, still-beating hearts out of human bodies. And that's just the beginning.