Yeah, let me scribble a bit more on this one. GORY to say the least..Is there any word of higher degree than that? Visual Spectacle , slick direction and amazingly poised. The movie leaves you with lasting images of chopped off heads, corpses lying around and astonishing violence. I have seen lotz of bloodstained movies, but haven’t seen anything like this yet. There is scene with shows blood oozing out of half cut brain..eewww…this aint for the light hearted.
Movie talks about Mayan Civilization and its suppression of the other independent and small groups of people living in the forest. The Mayans relentless greed and hunger for bloodshed leads them to capture these small groups. They are intended to be human sacrifices to the SUN god. And from this suppression arises the ‘Jaguar Paw’.
The way the mighty civilization hunts down itz small and weaker counterparts prompts myself to ask one q- Isn’t the same that’s happening now. The human tendency to oppress remains the same – Iraq, Afghan, Vietnam. Open your eyes, the characters might have changed but the attributes remains the same.
Mel Gibson’s command over the movie is quite superb. It’s technically perfect gripping human drama with grotesque humour in between. Forget about Gibson’s anti Semitism and his drinking problems, he is such a stunning and serious movie maker. The movie speaks Mayan dialect –like his Aramaic Passion of Christ – which makes it all the more expressive.
Now, what are you waiting for ?...Go and watch this !!!