Apocalypto

I’ve just seen this movie that was made in 2006 by Mel Gibson. There is a lot to say about it and I don’t know where to start.
In one sentence I would say: I loved it.
But this isn’t enough.
1/ I wouldn’t let a teenager see this movie. Too much violence. And nowadays too many bad things are learned through movies.
2/ The actors were BRILLIANT. It looked so real! When the women were beaten, when the men were slaughtered, when the babies were taken away, when the children were scared, when the mothers were separated from their children, etc… a real pain was seen in every scene as if they were really being tortured. That doesn’t mean that all the other movies I’ve seen weren’t real, it means that these actors which are not known are as good as any Leonardo DiCaprio or any Will Smith or any Shah Rukh Khan? Plus the ugliness of the bad guys turned the watcher even more against them for their cruelty and atrocities.
3/ This movie made me think about those different tribes who lived in South America well before the coming of the white man. How many savages assaulted a peaceful tribe who lived happily among themselves? How many have been tortured because of the cruelty of One? Why is the human being so enslaving, as soon as it discovers weaker species (people)? Why is there to be some who feel superior to others?
4/ I would recommend it for those who don’t mind seeing violence.