Apocalypto: The Universality of the Chase

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WARNING: FULL SPOILERS FOR APOCALYPTO (2006).

In this video we discuss Apocalypto (2006), a movie both lauded for its cinematography and thrilling chase sequence, as well as heavily critiqued for its apparent ‘racist colonialist undertones’ as well as its historical inaccuracy.
I generally disagree with this negative view and in this video essay I try to explain why that is, and what I believe to be the film’s true message. Also, I figured it was time to do a Mel Gibson movie because Hacksaw Ridge (2016) was fricking amazing;)

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Media used:

– Apocalypto, Mel Gibson, 2006.

– The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson, 2004

Audio used:

– The Walking Dead, Season 7 – Episode 1, 2016
– The Sound of Silence – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
– Friends original intro song (1994-2004)

Literature Used:

– The Revelvations of Mel, Stephen Spence, 2007.

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