- Apr 22, 2006
Mel Gibsons latest creation and a brilliant one it is too.Subtitles put a lot of punters off but don't let it, it is a fast paced and very violent chase movie.You are in for a treat.
But, one question : The action took place at the begining of the XVIth century, probably around 1517. At this time, the Mayas were no more on Earth. So, did mel Gibson commit an awesome mistake, or is it something else ?
My friends and I think that the tribe of Jaguar's leg (dont sure of the name in english, I translate it from french) is a Maya tribe, surviving in the forest, kind of survivors. And then, the "bad boys", who lead the nice tribe to the city with the temples, would be Aztecs. Aztecs had a solar religion, like the other civilizations, but they were also a federative nation, they took enemies to organize human sacrifices. like the bads in Apocalypto.
So, nice would be Mayas, bads Aztecs. This is less irrelevant for historical truth.