over 3 years
A glorious thrill ride. Jaguar Paw remains one of the top unheralded action heroes.
over 3 years
Explored the fall of Mayan civilization all too briefly, then ran back into the jungle.
One of the best subtitled movies I've seen in years.
A masterpiece, one of the best films of the 21st century...
Such a beautiful movie with so much meaning..very creative and unique..simply amazing
almost 6 years
Beautiful and suspenseful. A journey full of surprises. Exciting throughout.
Epic. Gibson makes an authentically real statement about civilization and human condition.
I can safely say this is my favorite movie of the last 10 years, maybe the last 15.
over 6 years
almost 7 years
Surprisingly captivating for a movie with so many half naked men covered in fake blood.
Tim Jules Hull
Gibson suspends disbelief placing you in the action of a time & place thought lost forever
My favorite action film of the 2000s thus far.
Apocalypto is a 2006 American epic action-adventure film directed by Mel Gibson. Set in Yucatan, Mexico, during the declining period of the Maya civilization, Apocalypto depicts the journey of a Mesoamerican tribesman who must escape human sacrifice and rescue his family after the capture and destruction of his village.
The film features a cast of Mayas, and some other people of Native American descent. Its Yucatec Maya dialogue is accompanied by subtitles.
While hunting tapir in the Mesoamerican jungle in the early 16th century, Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood), his father Flint Sky (Morris Birdyellowhead), and their fellow tribesmen encounter a procession of traumatized refugees. Speaking in Yucatec Maya, the group's leader explains that their lands were ravaged, and asks for permission to pass through the jungle. When Jaguar Paw and his tribesmen return home, Flint Sky tells his son not to let the refugees' fear infect him.
The next morning, after Jaguar Paw wakes from a nightmare...