Talk:Apocalypto

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Tintin Controversy[edit]

The section regarding the alleged plagiarism of Hergé's work is either poorly written or heavily biased in the film maker's favour. The fact that this scene does occur in a Tintin comic is not a rumour, it is indeed a verifiable fact. While I'm certain that Gibson's lunacy is advanced enough to make him blatantly deny printed fact as a rumour, the relevant fact here is that the section needs improvement. 82.32.160.97 (talk) 17:58, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

References to use[edit]

Please add to the list references that can be used for the film article.
  • Ardren, Traci (2009). "Twenty-First-Century Reinventions of Alexander, Xerxes and Jaguar Paw: A Critique of Apocalypto and Popular Media Depictions of the Past". Archaeological Review from Cambridge. 24 (1).  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  • Coulardeau, Jacques (2008). "God's death and subsequent resurrection from Faust to Apocalypto". In Bray, Suzanne; Gavin, Adrienne E.; Merchant, Peter. Re-Embroidering the Robe: Faith, Myth and Literary Creation since 1850. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84718-608-9. 
  • Kolodny, Annette (2008). "Tropic Trappings in Mel Gibson's Apocalypto and Joseph Nicolar's The Life and Traditions of the Red Man". American Indian Culture and Research Journal. UCLA American Indian Studies Center. 32 (1): 21–34. ISSN 0161-6463. 
  • Maxwell, Judith M. (2007). "Apocalypto: Then and Now". Anthropology News. 48 (5): 38. doi:10.1525/an.2007.48.5.38.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  • McSweeney, Terence (2009). "Apocalypto Now: A New Millennial Pax Americana in Crisis?". In Hart, Kylo-Patrick R.; Holba, Annette M. Media and the Apocalypse. Peter Lang Publishing. pp. 167–188. ISBN 978-1-4331-0419-0. 
  • Restall, Matthew; Solari, Amara (2011). "Apocalypto: The Millennium Comes to the Maya". 2012 and the End of the World. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 91–112. ISBN 978-1-4422-0609-0. 
  • Xiuhtecutli, Nexahualcoyotl (2007). "Gibson's Apocalypto as an Act Against the Maya". Anthropology News. 48 (6): 29–30. doi:10.1525/an.2007.48.6.29.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  • Yelle, Robert A. (2011). "The Ends of Sacrifice: Mel Gibson's Apocalypto as a Christian Apology for Colonialism" (PDF). Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. University of Toronto Press. 23 (1): 82–89. doi:10.3138/jrpc.23.1.82. ISSN 1703-289X.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
    • the last cite (by Robert A Yelle) is only available to students of University of Toronto, (or by payment ?). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.249.41.242 (talk) 02:52, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

title[edit]

Article needs to explain the ugly made-up word used as the title of the film. Diomedea Exulans (talk) 21:10, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

I agree. Why Apocalypto and not Apocalypse? Mazarin07 (talk) 11:44, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
The explanation is right there in the article, and has been since before this section was added:
Gibson has defined the title as "a new beginning or an unveiling – a revelation"; he says "Everything has a beginning and an end, and all civilizations have operated like that". The Greek word (ἀποκαλύπτω, apokaluptō) is in fact a verb meaning "I uncover", "disclose", or "reveal". Gibson has also said a theme of the film is the exploration of primal fears. 87.244.69.26 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 22:30, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

criticism?[edit]

http://www3.uni-bonn.de/maya-dismembered-their-enemies

perhaps the critics spoke early? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.177.153.18 (talk) 12:13, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

An inconsistency (." or ".)[edit]

Which one should be used in this article?--Adûnâi (talk) 01:08, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Tamil[edit]

Tamili yaravathu translate pannunga please!!! This is my Request. Murugan Sanganthiradu (talk) 14:18, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

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