ApocalyptoDVD - 2007 | Mayan languages
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw is a young man who is captured for sacrifice, but flees to avoid his fate. He is taken on a perilous journey to a world that is ruled by fear and oppression, where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.
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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Lots. Extreme violence, murder, execution, and gore. Not suitable for youngsters or those who don't like such content.
Violence: Extreme violence, murder, execution, and gore. Given the subject matter, time, and place, I would not consider it sensational but suitable to the storytelling.
Violence: EXTREME 10/10 Very graphic, gory and disturbing violence. The worst scene is when a man has his heart ripped out (we see it still beating in another man's fist) than his head severed. Very gory.
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King_of_the_Squirrels thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over
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Old Story Teller: "And a Man sat alone, drenched deep in sadness. And all the animals drew near to him and said, "We do not like to see you so sad. Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it." The Man said, "I want to have good sight." The vulture replied, "You shall have mine." The Man said, "I want to be strong." The jaguar said, "You shall be strong like me." Then the Man said, "I long to know the secrets of the earth." The serpent replied, "I will show them to you." And so it went with all the animals. And when the Man had all the gifts that they could give, he left." (cont'd)
Old Story Teller (cont'd): "...Then the owl said to the other animals, "Now the Man knows much, he'll be able to do many things. Suddenly I am afraid." The deer said, "The Man has all that he needs. Now his sadness will stop." But the owl replied, "No. I saw a hole in the Man, deep like a hunger he will never fill. It is what makes him sad and what makes him want. He will go on taking and taking, until one day the World will say, 'I am no more and I have nothing left to give.' "
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