Apocalypto

Apocalypto (2006)

2 mistakes since 18 Aug '21, 08:36

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Other mistake: When Jaguar Paw is running to reach the corn to escape and gets knocked down by an arrow; Middle Eye was about to whack him when Blunted intervened. You can hear Middle Eye say in English "Get off me!" while he's being held back. (01:27:52)

Factual error: The Mayan empire and civilization was abandoned by 900 AD, 600 years before the Spanish ships would have been seen.

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Suggested correction: There have been several different periods in Mayan civilization, but they were still around when the Spanish arrived. The collapse of the Classic Period did happen around 900-910 AD, but was followed by the Postclassic Period and the Mayans were still around at the time of Spanish contact with the last independent Maya city falling around 1697.

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Jaguar Paw: I am Jaguar Paw! This is my forest! My sons and their sons will hunt here after I am gone.

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Trivia: As a bit of an easter-egg, Mel Gibson included a single-frame of an actor dressed as Wally/Waldo from the "Where's Wally/Waldo?" book series in the theatrical version of the film. It was reportedly seen as being in poor taste, so it was removed from the initial DVD release. However, he was allegedly added back into the film for the Blu-Ray release.

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Question: When they come across the girl crying over her mother's body, one of the guards says she has the sickness, and when they arrive in the city, they come across an old man who has the laughing sickness - what sicknesses are they referring to?

Answer: It is not specifically identified, but it appears to be the degenerative neurological disease called kuru. It is fatal and believed to have been spread in ancient sub-tropical cultures by cannibalism. Its symptoms resembles the encephalopathy disease known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob (Mad Cow), which is also called the laughing sickness, and is contracted by eating contaminated flesh.

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