Apocalypto: Directed by Mel Gibson. With Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead. As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.
“This film proves that the crazy guy Mel Gibson is a genius of sorts. With Apocalypto, Mel Gibson has proven itu0026#39;s possible to create a compelling action/adventure film in almost any setting. Gibsonu0026#39;s theme is that all great civilizations fail when they begin to rot from the inside. Over the next 2 1/4 hours, he provides glimpses into the degeneracy of the Mayan society on the eve of its encounter with the Spanish conquistadores. However, Apocalypto is not a political tract or a dissertation about why the Mayan age came to an end. Instead, itu0026#39;s a high-octane adventure that concludes with one of the most intense extended chase sequences in recent movie history.”