History YMMV / Apocalypto

22nd Jul '17 2:35:51 PM DoctorCooper
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WhatTheHellHero: Blunt's wife is raped and killed by the city people during the village attack. Later, he starts wondering whether or not she had actually given in and consented to the sex as revenge for Blunt's inability to impregnate her. His logic? She stopped screaming too soon.

to:

* WhatTheHellHero: Blunt's wife is raped and killed by the city people during the village attack. Later, he starts wondering whether or not she had actually given in and consented to the sex as revenge for Blunt's inability to impregnate her. His logic? She stopped screaming too soon.
13th Feb '17 10:49:25 AM gaimanite.pkat
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* WhatTheHellHero: Blunt's wife is raped and killed by the city people during the village attack. Later, he starts wondering whether or not she had actually given in and consented to the sex as revenge for Blunt's inability to impregnate her. His logic? She stopped screaming too soon.
30th Nov '16 11:54:40 AM JohnnyChimpo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* UnfortunateImplications: The movie [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6216414.stm has been controversial]] in its portrayal of the Mayan people as savages, some critics [[http://archive.archaeology.org/online/reviews/apocalypto.html said]] that the final scene of the Spanish conquistadors arriving sends the pro-colonial message that Mayans were so barbaric that they deserved to be "saved" by the white Europeans.

to:

* UnfortunateImplications: The movie was seen by [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6216414.stm has been controversial]] a reviewer]] as controversial in its portrayal of the Mayan people as savages, some critics and a critic [[http://archive.archaeology.org/online/reviews/apocalypto.html said]] that the final scene of the Spanish conquistadors arriving sends the might send a pro-colonial message that Mayans were so barbaric that they deserved to be "saved" by the white Europeans.
7th Jul '16 12:34:31 PM MagBas
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* VillainPedigree: Possibly the least [[AccidentalAesop divisive]] [[MightyWhitey interpretation]] of the ending, where the barbaric Mayans experience offscreen subjugation by a more powerful evil: white European colonialists.
18th Apr '16 8:35:20 AM matruz
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* UnfortunateImplications: The movie [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6216414.stm has been controversial]] in its portrayal of the Mayan people as savages, some critics [[http://archive.archaeology.org/online/reviews/apocalypto.html said]] that the final scene of the Spanish conquistadors arriving sends the pro-colonial message that Mayans were so barbaric that they deserved to be "saved" by the white Europeans.
10th Oct '14 5:35:50 PM MagBas
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* UnfortunateImplications: The film has been very polarizing in their portrayal of the Mayan people and the arrival of [[spoiler:the Roman Catholic conquistadors in the film's ending, which can easily be seen to be saying it was a karmic punishment for the Mayans.]]
7th Aug '14 8:00:27 PM Luigifan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The refugees are kind of creepy when they appear. Then Jaguar Paw has his eerie prophetic dream which features one of the refugees standing before him, [[BeatStillMyHeart beating heart still in hand]], eyes bulging widely, panting desperately, his heart beating faster and faster until it's thundering loudly. Then he manages to gasp out on word: "Run!"

to:

** The refugees are kind of creepy when they appear. Then Jaguar Paw has his eerie prophetic dream which features one of the refugees standing before him, [[BeatStillMyHeart beating heart still in hand]], eyes bulging widely, panting desperately, his heart beating faster and faster until it's thundering loudly. Then he manages to gasp out on one word: "Run!"



** It becomes a TearJerker when Blunt and the other men are marched off to be sacrificed, and his wife's mother touches his face as if to comfort him...and his later [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice to give Jaguar Paw a chance to escape.]]

to:

** It becomes a TearJerker when Blunt and the other men are marched off to be sacrificed, and his wife's mother touches his face as if to comfort him...and his later [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice to give Jaguar Paw a chance to escape.]]
29th Jul '14 3:59:14 PM Eegah
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* UnfortunateImplications: The film has been very polarizing in their portrayal of the Mayan people and the arrival of [[spoiler:the Roman Catholic conquistadors in the film's ending.]]

to:

* UnfortunateImplications: The film has been very polarizing in their portrayal of the Mayan people and the arrival of [[spoiler:the Roman Catholic conquistadors in the film's ending.ending, which can easily be seen to be saying it was a karmic punishment for the Mayans.]]
25th Feb '14 9:59:43 PM TVRulezAgain
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CompleteMonster: all of the Mayan warriors are a particularly nasty lot, but none stand out so much as the vicious {{Dragon}} to the [[BigBad lead hunter Zero Wolf]] Middle-Eye. One of their best hunters and fighters, Middle-Eye is also the only rapist, who takes one of the women of a conquered village into a hut to violate her, and kills her after, as her husband Blunt struggles futiley to save her. when TheHero Jaguar Paw nearly kills Middle-Eye in a fight, Middle-Eye vengefully slits his father's throat in front of him and names Jaguar Paw 'Almost' in response. When the new captives are being marched back to the capital city, Middle-Eye at one point decides to lighten the load by throwing an exhausted slave to his death. Middle-eye stands above his fellow slave hunters in depravity and even the others consider him sick.

to:

* CompleteMonster: all All of the Mayan warriors are a particularly nasty lot, but none stand out so much as the vicious {{Dragon}} [[TheDragon Dragon]] to the [[BigBad lead hunter Zero Wolf]] Middle-Eye. One of their best hunters and fighters, Middle-Eye is also the only rapist, who takes one of the women of a conquered village into a hut to violate her, and kills her after, as her husband Blunt struggles futiley futilely to save her. when When TheHero Jaguar Paw nearly kills Middle-Eye in a fight, Middle-Eye vengefully slits his father's throat in front of him and names Jaguar Paw 'Almost' in response. When the new captives are being marched back to the capital city, Middle-Eye at one point decides to lighten the load by throwing an exhausted slave to his death. Middle-eye stands above his fellow slave hunters in depravity and even the others consider him sick.
29th Oct '13 8:52:48 AM Achaemenid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: When [[spoiler:the conquistadors]] arrive at the end of the film. Civilization, bitches!
** Considering what the [[InferredHolocaust cost of "civilization" was]]... This is [[FridgeHorror debatable]] at best.
** Also Jaguar Paw's "rebirth" from the mud and its immediate aftermath.

to:

* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: When [[spoiler:the conquistadors]] arrive at the end of the film. Civilization, bitches!
** Considering what the [[InferredHolocaust cost of "civilization" was]]... This is [[FridgeHorror debatable]] at best.
** Also
Jaguar Paw's "rebirth" from the mud and its immediate aftermath.
This list shows the last 10 events of 27. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.Apocalypto