Mel Gibson's Apocalypto came out on DVD yesterday. Don and I started watching it last night, but since I am a buzz kill (I like to go to bed before midnight), I only watched the first hour. So far it is very violent but intriguing. I hate watching movies that depict severe, cold hearted violence against children. Since I became a mother those types movie situations have really bothered me and just about bring me to tears when watching. You can kill all the men and woman you want in movies, but the babies just really get to me. Especially when the children in the movie remind me of Donovan. The little boy that is the son of the main character is just like my boy, and then I can't help but think of what I would do in a situation like this...I would definitely try to bust out a can of whoop ass, but that just seem futile against warriors. Good thing I don't live in an ancient Mayan village!
The movie depicts the very violent story of the Mayans. It has subtitles, which I don't like, but it actually makes the movie much better. There is a lot of blood and graphic violence and the one Mayan warrior (pictured below) is really really creepy...like make me wet my pants creepy!
The opening scene is a group of young men out on the hunt and they enjoy some comical banter which at first I thought was very inaccurate for the movie, but what do I know...I wasn't there during that time period and even if I was I would have been back at the hut with 12 children sucking at the tit. The jokes that they made seemed like what a group of jocks now a days would say to each other if they were hunting tapir. But I guess ball jokes are timeless and even the Mayans thought it was funny!
I can't wait to finish it...I think I will enjoy!