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  • A tribe is being annihalated for the simple means of sacrifice and sport

    • by Jermaine McKenzie

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      Apocalypto, directed by Mel Gibson, also written by Mel Gibson and Farhad Safinia is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for sequences of graphic violence and disturbing images. The original release date was December 8, 2006 for United States audience. This movie falls in the genre of

      Action/Adventure/Drama and stars Rudy Youngblood as Jaguar Paw, Dalia Hernandez as Seven and a cast of virually unknown actors and actresses.

      The Mayans are near extinction and to preserve their way of life, the chiefs require them to perform human sacrifices to appease their gods.

      The plot of the movie is pretty straight forward. A tribe is being annihalated for the simple means of sacrifice and sport. They must do what they can in order to survive…that’s it, no twists, no mysterious turns.

      Jaguar Paw manages to escape and alone, he causes more trouble, damagae and death to his captors than anyone has ...

      • Apocalypto (2006)
      even done before. Leading them through the wild jungle the ha calls home, Jaguar Paw dispatches them one at a time until they all meet their demise.

      In the end, Jaguar Paw returns to his village to rescue his family…wife, son and newly born child. Making their way to a new

      home, they observe the arrival of the white man on the shores. Knowing that no good would come of this, jaguar Paw presses on…deep into the heart of the jungle, to start life anew.

      A great movie, with a great plot from a great director in Mel Gibson. Love it, love it, love it…nuff said!

Andrew Leith says :

I think it was an excellent movie. With Mel Gibson as director and with a Box Office of $ 120 million dollars the movie was wonderfully made with beautiful scenenic views. It started slowly, and you suddenly become immersed with the jungle and the people living there. The Mayans built more temples, and the leaders believed it was important and necessary to sacrifice more of their people. We cannot deny the fact that Mel Gibson’s movies portray and reflect his personality in the movie. The Mayans were about to come to an end of a civilisation and the leaders realized that more temples had to be built. The movie moves with a positive expectation and the political corruption and governing bodies were crumbling and fading fast. There was a lot of positive feed back and information about the movie and the viewer becomes quickly drawn in and absorbed into the film and action. The movie also depicted a lot of Mel Gibson’s characteristics. There’s a lot of violence in this movie and gore things and actions of people that happened in that era. The casting of the movie was well achieve and established with the time in which the movie was made. we have arrows and spears puncturing flesh, beating hearts ripped from twitching bodies, brain matter exposed by an axe blow and a man having his face gnawed by a furious she-jaguar.

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