Apocalypto describes the journey of the hero of a young man named Jaguar Paw, a former Mesoamerican hunter and his tribal companions who are captured by an invading force.
After the devastation of their village, they were taken on a strange journey to a Mayan city for human sacrifice at a time when the Mayan civilization is in decline. The film was a box office success, grossing over $120 million worldwide, and received mostly positive reviews, with people praising Gibson's direction, Dean Semler's cinematography, and performance of the distribution and representation.
The Apocalypto is a 2006 American epic historical adventure film co-produced, co-written and directed by Mel Gibson. The film features a cast of Native American Indian and Mexican actors including Rudy Youngblood, Raoul Trujillo, Mayra Serbulo, Dalia Hernandez, Ian Uriel, Gerardo Taracena, Rodolfo Palacios, Bernardo Ruiz Juarez, Ammel Rodrigo Mendoza, Ricardo Diaz Mendoza and Israel Contreras. Similar to Gibson's previous film, The Passion of Christ, all dialogue is in a modern approximation of the ancient language of the setting.
Here, the indigenous Yucatecan Mayan language is spoken, with subtitles, which sometimes refer to the language as Mayan. It was the last film Gibson made until Hacksaw Ridge in 2016, ten years later.
All of the tribes and ethnic people depicted in the film were Maya, as Gibson wanted to represent the Mayan city built for history as an "unknown world" for the character, actors of the movie have now become more beautiful than before.