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R,2hrs 18min
December 8, 2006
Buena Vista


the foundation of the Mayan civilization begins to crumble, one man's
previously idyllic existence is forever changed when he is chosen as a
sacrifice needed to appease the gods in director Mel Gibson's mythic,
end-times adventure. The Mayan kingdom is at the absolute height of
opulence and power, but leaders are convinced that unless more temples
are constructed and more human sacrifices made, the crops, and
ultimately the people, will suffer. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood) is a
peaceful hunter from a remote forest tribe whose life is about to be
changed forever. When Jaguar Paw's village is raided and he is prepared
as a sacrifice that the Mayan deities have demanded, the brave young
hunter is forced to navigate a horrific new world of fear and
oppression. Fearlessly determined to escape his captors and save his
family from a harrowing demise, Jaguar Paw prepares to risk it all in
one final, desperate attempt to preserve his dying way of life.
However, few who have seen the sacrificial alter of the Mayans have
managed to live to see another day. Now, in order to rescue his
pregnant wife and young son, Jaguar Paw will have to elude the most
powerful warriors of the Mayan kingdom while using his vast knowledge
of the forest to turn the tables on those who would rather see him dead
than set free. Inspired by such ancient Mayan texts as the Popul Vuh,
Apocalypto marks a comprehensive collaboration between director Gibson,
Cambridge-educated screenwriter Farhad Safinia, and world-renowned
archeologist and Mayan culture expert Dr. Richard D. Hansen -- whose
services as a special consultant on the film lent the production an
unprecedented degree of historical accuracy. ~ Jason Buchanan, All
Movie Guide
 i am watching this now..this moment..still did not understand the story, missed the beginning, but some icons reminded me a book i use to love,
Salambo, Flaubert's book, Gystave Flaubert, i don't know if i am writing it right, the names i started again..i will tell you the rest later..

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