I'd heard bad things about this movie - it's mismatching of bits of history, merging together Mayan, Aztec and Incan themes and transporting things in time. So in that sense I was ready. And so we settled down this afternoon to watch it just as a film.
In that sense it was incredibly. Gory in parts, heartfelt and sentimental in others - it is a very well made film, and thank heaven Gibson decided to make this entirely in the Mayan language.