Apocalypto Summary

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of Apocalypto Set in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula (Central America), during the 16th century, Mel Gibson’s, Apocalypto follows the journey of a Mayan villager by the name of “Jaguar Paw”. This adaptation of the Mayan Empire illuminates a prophecy, surrounding Jaguar. The movie was historically accurate as far as Mayan Empire culture and the sacrificial process. The appearance of the Mayans in this film was spot on. They had stretched ear lobes, long hair, outlandish headdresses, burn scars, and tattoos. It didn’t delve into the every day life enough for it to be accurate, or inaccurate. The opening scenes consisted of hunting, and a village campfire, and that’s as far as it went for daily life. Where it was inaccurate and somewhat…show more content…
All in all, the movie was fun to watch. It was exciting and had a lot of great action. I liked it about ten times better than I originally thought I was going to. I wish it would have more accurately portrayed how the warriors would have captured the village members instead of them being violently hammered to death. Apocalypto helped me to better understand the Maya sacrifices, but I still question the way they rolled the sacrifices decapitated heads down the pyramid temple. Bibliography 1. Various. "MAYA, A History of The Mayans." MAYA, A History of The Mayans. Various Authors, 2004. Web. 01 Feb. 2013. <http://history-world.org/maya.htm>. 2. McGuire, Mark. "'Apocalypto' a Pack of Inaccuracies | The San Diego Union-Tribune." 'Apocalypto' a Pack of Inaccuracies | The San Diego Union-Tribune. NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE, 12 Dec. 2006. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.<http://www.utsandiego.com/uniontrib/20061212/news_1c12mel.html>. 3. Weismantel, Mary. "Apocalypto." 'Apocalypto' a Distorted View of Maya History: Northwestern University. Northwestern University, 7 Feb. 2007. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.
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