Originally Posted by Riley
Apocalypto - 2006
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.
This movie will transport you back in time.
Incredible imagry, brutal realism.
I really like Apocalypto as well.
It covered a subject that had not been covered in American film before with characters that had to be difficult to pitch to investors. Its tough to get Americans to be interested in something so far removed from their experience as Mayan era natives. Its even tougher to have something approved that covers the story from a perspective that challenges liberal narratives....the idea that the Mayans were a brutal bunch who rounded up and killed less-organized natives isnt something that they want people to talk about.
Jaguar Paw is a fantastic hero, and his motivations cross cultural bounds.