Mel Gibson is a douche bag but when it comes to making movies the man has talant. My brother dragged me kicking and screaming to see this movie with him a few days ago and I must say I really enjoyed it.
Filmed deep in the Yucatan jungle, Apocalypto takes place during the decline of the Mayan civilization. Here we find a young Mayan man living a peaceful life the way his ancestors have before him. However this is shattered early on when the brutal ruling class ( the Aztecs I presume) pillage and raid his village looking for human sacrafices.
From this point on the movie only gets gorier as the young man manages to escape a beheading, kill one of his captors and outrun an angry jaguar. Although the ending is not historically accurate if you have the stomach for it I really suggest you go and watch this movie.