In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and later he has to fight to survive and save his beloved family.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Absolutely thrilling movie with non-stop action. But what thrilled me most was not the action. It was the blunt portrayal of a violent culture, and an acknowledgement that slavery, violence, and war were part of many cultures years ago. I'm sure the Hollywood critics hated this movie since Gibson made it and they fail to see fault in any culture other than mainstream white America. People who think it's too violent are sticking their head in the sand as far as what it was like to live in many time periods throughout history. This really is a historically significant movie that unfortunately will probably not get the credit it deserves.
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