Our version of the word Apocalypto, "the unveiling
revelation," is more profound than the movie review of Hollywood
director Mel Gibson, in which we assumed that the movie was based
on the ancient ball court game with Mayan gladiators, a mix of Mayan
rollerball and modern basketball. Winners take all, losers lose
their lives and are sacrificed. The hero escapes. The City is destroyed
by another invading force. Elemental history deduction from classic
Hollywood scripts. Right?
Not so. Apocalypto is a gross exaggeration of our
Mayan civilization even though the movie uses cultural and environmental
resources such as the Yucatec Mayan language (with main photogenic
actor embedding an American accent of Mayan monosyllables), and
bad grammar of Mayan sentences of the sacrifice priest on top of
the pyramid. The movie can be classified as a fantasy action epic,
not as a historic epic as it was portrayed by Icon Productions marketing
department. The movie lacks the resonance of our great Mayan civilization
and their achievements and it presents production errors that we
can describe now.
Mayans were agricultural consumers, not hunters as the beginning
shows. That's the main reason why they abandoned towns after degrading
the soil for many years to settle in new areas. Then, we confront
in the movie a mix of styles from Classic and Post-Classic periods.
The reason why Gibson does not date the movie at the beginning to
avoid problems with architectural styles. A better solution would
have been to explain it happened between corrupted towns such as
the two Mayan superpowers, Calakmul and Tikal. Two fierce enemies
at the end of the Late Classic Mayan period and the real Star Wars
era. Nevertheless, Gibson opted to highlight human sacrifices in
an Aztec (not Mayan) manner in the midst of a solar eclipse, in
a town with repaired pyramids and painted with murals such as Bonampak.
Again, the captives were not given the chance to fight for their
honor and their lives in a Mayan ball court. It would have been
awesome to see Mayan gladiators inside a ball game with all the
cosmic intricacies and town politics inspired by the Mayan priests.
Both Gibson and Safinia missed the chance to write
a great action script for not consulting properly with Mexican experts.
Perhaps, the greatest and more meaningful moment of the movie is
the monologue of the diseased 8-yr old girl ("You have fear
of me..."), while the captives are in march, announcing their
prophetic destruction. Later, we saw a pit full of corpses, while
our hero is being chased. To our knowledge, archaeologists have
never found hundreds of buried skeletons as a result of a massacre
near any Mayan pyramid. Bad conception again. The end of the movie
is even more disturbing in the historical evolution of the movie
when we watch three Spanish Catholic ships arriving to the shores.
We don't want to assume Gibson thinks is Columbus discovery of the
New World in 1492!. Anyway, that event happened during the Aztecs,
not Mayans. There is a difference of 400 years between Aztecs and
Mayans to say the least with few Mayan clans still at that time.
In summary, this fantasy movie has great costumes, good landscape
visuals, a superb soundtrack and excellent photography, but the
historic depictions of our Mayan people are far from what we expect.
Again, the white wolf has twisted our Indian heritage for profits
in our own land. Our score is B- with our understanding that Gibson
has flunked Archaeo 101. The DVD Apocalypto probably is not worthy
as a special collectible edition unless you are inclined to collect
violence. Maybe one day some consistent movie director will make
a great Mayan movie in Hollywood.
Gibson's movie was supposed to be released on Summer
2006, however on April 2006, the production company delayed the
Apocalypto film until December 8 explaining that heavy rains had
interfered with the production. The new release date is not surprising
also since December 8 is the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe in
Mexico, the most popular religious icon in Mexico and around the
for a strange coincidence, the movie has certain synchronicity with
what appears to be the interpretation of one of the glyphs in King
Pakal's lid. And don't worry, Mel Gibson is not our long-awaited
Quetzalcoatl, even though Quetzalcoatl is portrayed as a divinity
with white skin and long beard as Mr. Gibson appeared in Mexico,
announcing his film on October 28 at the press conference and shaking
the hand of Mexican President Vicente Fox.
If you have read our article Pakal's Hidden Secrets,
the glyph corresponds to a 3-yr period, the initiation of the year
2006 ending in 2009 in the Summer Solstice. This glyph is the number
19 of 20 glyphs framing the stone lid, which contains King Pakal's
visual representation descending into the Underworld Kingdom of
Xibalba. Unveiling this rare coincidence, with one remaining glyph
in the stone lid, the Fatidic Glyph 2012, is our interpretation
of the Mayan prophecy according to the words of Lord Pakal Ahau,
the current director of the ancient Order of Chilam Balam and the
Nine Degrees, the Davidic House of Pakal and the recent Pakalian
Group of Mexico. These spiritual organizations will cease to exist
after 2012, following the Mayan priests tradition in the same way
Mayans abandoned their towns in previous centuries, however we expect
a legacy of the last Pakal for future generations and the next 26,000
Lord Pakal Ahau explains, "the 2006-2009 glyph,
which our Mayan ancestor Hanab Pakal included in his tomb, is perhaps
the big celestial news before we reach the conclusion of the last
2009-2012 glyph. It relates to the white stones and the speaking
of the white stones that one day the world will understand our language,
also known as the mysterious Mayan language of Zuyua, and I thank
Mr. Gibson for being the chosen one to complete our destiny in 2012."
Is it a coincidence or the destiny that the Apocalypto
movie will expose the Mayan language to the world in 2006 and beyond?
We think Lord Pakal is correct in the interpretation again, and
he is confident in calling this piece of the inscriptions as the
APOCALYPTO GLYPH, however, he will not elaborate on how the last
glyph will complete the 2012 Mayan prophecy, but we feel the path
of our Lord will be included in this significant event worldwide.
in our review of the movie, we have designed our own Apocalypto
shirt. You can buy the shirt in our store or any other items related
to 2012. . This
link will take you directly to our Apocalypto store and this
link will direct you to our 2012 Mayan Prophecy Store. More
amazing revelations from Lord Pakal Ahau to come soon.
"We seek a new beginning. (In Mayan, Yan haxtik tuum'ben
Lord Pakal Ahau.
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