In Apocalypto Jaguar Paw seeks to get rid of the FEAR that has entered him as a result of seeing a wandering tribe seeking passage through his lands after their villages were destroyed.
Age of Discovery
The Discovery And Conquest Of Mexico by Bernal Diaz
Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer..
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A group of warriors / slave-traders is going from village to village seeking suitable men and women to sell and, most importantly, sacrifice to the blood thirsty Mayan gods.
Soon, the same fate awaits Jaguar Paw, his family and the entire village.
But he manages to lower his expecting wife and son into a cave where they will have to hide until he comes back, as he promised.
Mel Gibson brilliantly portrays life at the mercy of such ruthless, cruel and evil Mayans for thousands and thousands of years.
Things were no different with the Aztects, who went as far as present day southern United States in search of sacrificial natives who were to be brought back to the capital and executed in the same cruel fashion.
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In his The Discovery And Conquest Of Mexico diaries, Bernal Diaz describes the horrors and evils of the empire the encountered.
Savages with no care for human life in a remorseless land across the ocean they journeyed.
I know this rubs some people wrong, but the same pattern has been observed and documented by conquistadors and other explorers all over the continent, and there is every reason to believe that it would still be ongoing had not a particular event occurred.
Freedom came to America with the coming of the Europeans and soon Jaguar Paw will see the savage Mayan empire come to naught.
|Movie Quality and Overall movie experience:||
Apocalypto is Great!
|Good or bad for kids:||
Not for kids.
|Plot & Setting:||
Apocalypto is Great!
|Sexual Stuff and Nudity:||
Nudity is similar to that in documentaries about aboriginal tribes, etc. Parents should use caution.
Very violent, lots of blood, body parts graphically shown. Example, at the execution of one the captives he is shown his own beating heart. (18 and up)
|Language and Vulgarity:||
Parents use caution (18 and up)
|Modern Culture Influence:||None|
|Vices, addictions, drugs, alcohol:|
Parental guidance strongly suggested. (18 and up)
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We all know that Mayans had long been extinct at the arrival of Cortez but thousands experienced freedom when Montezuma's empire fell to the Spaniards.