History Film / Apocalypto

14th Nov '17 2:13:44 PM fruitstripegum
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* MeaningfulEcho: The speech made by Flint Sky about his forefathers and his descendants hunting in the forest, repeated in defiance by Jaguar Paw later on.
* MeaningfulName: Jaguar Paw, the man who brings the jaguar.


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* MeaningfulEcho: The speech made by Flint Sky about his forefathers and his descendants hunting in the forest, repeated in defiance by Jaguar Paw later on.
* MeaningfulName: Jaguar Paw, the man who brings the jaguar.
6th Sep '17 1:31:31 PM matruz
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** The scene of the solar eclipse was criticized because the people of the city become awestruck and fearful of it, when the Mayans were renowned for their knowledge in astronomy; however it's reasonable to say that such knowledge was not widespread among the common people, in fact the movie acknowledges this when it's shown that the priests timed the sacrifices to coincide with the eclipse.
22nd Jul '17 10:44:43 AM fgenzo159
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** A few seconds later, Zero Wolf makes a harder shot on a zigzagging Jaguar Paw (the previous man was running straight ahead), without even taking the time to draw and aim carefully.
1st Jun '17 7:23:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** And in the original cut, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT3woa2INr8 a still frame]] of [[Literature/WheresWaldo Waldo]] lying amongst the corpses in a mass grave.

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** And in the original cut, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT3woa2INr8 a still frame]] of [[Literature/WheresWaldo [[Literature/WheresWally Waldo]] lying amongst the corpses in a mass grave.
1st Jun '17 7:23:11 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FreezeFrameBonus:
** At one point in one of the trailers, it turns into a rapid-firing seizure-inducing bombardment of striking images. But a single image depicts Mel Gibson standing around with his buddies on the set with a big smile on his face.
** And in the original cut, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT3woa2INr8 a still frame]] of [[Literature/WheresWaldo Waldo]] lying amongst the corpses in a mass grave.



* FreezeFrameBonus:
** At one point in one of the trailers, it turns into a rapid-firing seizure-inducing bombardment of striking images. But a single image depicts Mel Gibson standing around with his buddies on the set with a big smile on his face.
** And in the original cut, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT3woa2INr8 a still frame]] of [[WheresWaldo Waldo]] lying amongst the corpses in a mass grave.
5th Nov '16 12:21:54 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Jaguar Paw. While he is not physically impressive, he still manages to outrun his pursuers and uses his hunter skills and affinity with nature to kill them all.
2nd Nov '16 4:26:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Although they did film in Mexico, they picked Veracruz (in the middle of the gulf coast) to double for Yucatan and the Caribbean; this is especially noticeable in the scenes on the beach.
6th Oct '16 5:07:52 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** When the slavers reach a foaming river that there's no possible way the children would be able to cross, they just let the children walk free instead of killing them. Similarly, when an old woman is being sold as a slave but no-one is interested in buying her, the slaver just tells her to run along.
17th Jul '16 7:27:02 AM benda
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** Also, the sheer scale of the human sacrifices plus the practice of raiding smaller villages and settlements in order to capture slaves and sacrifices' victims, as portrayed in the film, are more reminiscent of the Aztecs than the Maya. Although WordOfGod has said that what he wanted to do was to depict the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything decadence of a once proud civilization, brought by political corruption, environmental collapse, and that was now resorting to sacrifice its own people]]; which, according to archeological finds, were some of the probable causes for the Maya collapse in the southern lowlands. This would not have worked had TheEvilEmpire of the film been the Aztecs, since they were on the apex of their splendor when the Spaniards arrived.

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** Also, the sheer scale of the human sacrifices plus the practice of raiding smaller villages and settlements in order to capture slaves and sacrifices' victims, as portrayed in the film, are more reminiscent of the Aztecs than the Maya. There's also no evidence of slave auctions for the latter. Although WordOfGod has said that what he wanted to do was to depict the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything decadence of a once proud civilization, brought by political corruption, environmental collapse, and that was now resorting to sacrifice its own people]]; which, according to archeological finds, were some of the probable causes for the Maya collapse in the southern lowlands. This would not have worked had TheEvilEmpire of the film been the Aztecs, since they were on the apex of their splendor when the Spaniards arrived.
29th Jun '16 2:42:50 PM LuciaMoore
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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: A solar eclipse is significant to the action. That night, a full moon is significant to the action.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: A solar eclipse is significant to the action. That night, a full moon is significant to the action.[[note]]It's impossible for both of those to occur within 24 hours of each other because solar eclipses and full moons occur during completely opposite phases of the moon, and it takes roughly two weeks to transition between the two.[[/note]]
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