History YMMV / Apocalypto

30th Nov '16 11:54:40 AM JohnnyChimpo
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* 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.

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* 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
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* 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
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* 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
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* 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
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** 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!"

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** 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.]]

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** 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
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* 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.]]

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* 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
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* 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.

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* 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
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* 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.

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* 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.
9th Sep '13 5:28:03 PM Lightysnake
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* CompleteMonster: Middle Eye. While all the Mayan Warriors are truly vile and horrible, this guy stands above his peers. He not only rapes women, he enjoys torturing his captives brutally and he is the one who kills Cocoa Leaf by pushing him off the cliff. Even the other slavers consider him a sick bastard.

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* CompleteMonster: Middle Eye. While CompleteMonster: all of the Mayan Warriors warriors are truly vile 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 horrible, this guy 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 peers. He not only rapes women, he enjoys torturing his captives brutally fellow slave hunters in depravity and he is even the one who kills Cocoa Leaf by pushing him off the cliff. Even the other slavers others consider him a sick bastard.sick.
2nd Aug '13 8:03:52 PM CassetteFan
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** Considering what the [[InferredHolocaust cost of "civilization" was]]... This is [[FridgeHorror debatable]] at best.
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