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Re: “Mel Gibson's bloody Apocalypto argues some empires are better than others.

You dont have understood a shit about the movie nor the end. The end show that the spanish were no better than the Mayan, even if they appeared 300 years after that the Mayan empire was completely inexisting. You are also wrong regarding culture and sacrifice: it was unususal to Mayan to use human sacrifice in their golden period, those shows on the movie relate to the later period when they had completely degenerated due to illnesses (a FACT PROOVEN BY ARCHEOLOGY, READ YOUR BOOKS!) and to children born with physical malformations. ´They killed hundreds of people a week sometimes so they were violent but the Paw is not a Mayan you idiot!!! he is from another tribe and another culture living far away from the mayan city but Mayan begin to invade others territory in search for food after they had destroyed their own soil through deforestation. Again, read your books or rent them. The prisonners didnt knew a thing about the Mayan, like you do not, and like american will not know a thing about irakian stuff havent it been for this war. You dont know a thing about history nor archeology and have just miss a unique chance to fill a wide lacune on your general knowledge by meeting the teacher with such presomptuous "I know it all I might even teach you and correct you " attitude combine with head strong prejudices and certitudes. Your article is to be laugh at. Think that knowing so little you didnt even read your collegues articles who might have teach you some... Let remind you that Apocalypto is a unique pearl in cinematography as a movie genre never been tried before in Hollywood, and a new way to make action movies, with a very high qulity of picture and movie making who is very refreshing compare to the rest. Mel Gibson also used the first time ever tried Genesis digital filming, and in that regard too made a breakthrough in film making. The film want to underline the violence of human being no matter the egree of technology attained (as it was the case with the mayans) and the ritual do not compare to abortion but to the war in Irak, as a gun shot hardly stress anyone anymore, and the blood shed even of the explosion where 100 die, is hardly remembered, but 2 heart ripping stay in the memory for long, and thats the goal of the movie, have consciousness of what it is we do when we take life. So you were wrong all along. As for the conquistadore, mel Gibson show that one control freak replace the other and that one useless and unecessarry colonisation and sacrifices in the name of a deity is quicly replaced by another, and ask if what could be obtain by that could justify the amount of blood shed caused by it, and the answer is clear: no. So you are still so centered on nailing the guy for antisemitisme that you forgot to watch the movie you were sensed and paid to comment and instead replayed you own last sommer movie. What a shame! Dont you think the tape is old now and that its about time to come back to reality and to stop blaming some guy for something he said while drunk, when you are doing the same but without alcohol and deliberatly: arguing through prejudices and viewing the world through prejudices and preconception of what the man ought to think and do. Thats discrimination! Try to zero in instead, and correct your errors. This article sucks by its total inacurracy and lack of knowledge to what it is suppose to speak about, being the movie, the film director artistic talents, and the mayan civilisation and the other tribes living in the same area at the same time. Dont write a guide to France when you have never been there, chances are you are going to make people laugh at best. My sincere condoleences on the death of your article.

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Posted by Ocean on 12/14/2006 at 1:18 PM

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