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Mel’s Mayans…

30 August 2006

I take it the Unapologetic Mexican isn’t exactly taken with Apocalypto:

Well, okay, the director is a White American; the soundtrack is being scored in London; the title is Greek (for “a new beginning“, which the Maya were happy to be given, I’m sure); the movie is not being filmed in the Maya’s homeland, and modern-day Mayan Yucatec is not the language of the Ancient Mayans, the lead actor is not a Mayan Indian, but Comanche and Cree Indian, and he doesn’t live in Mexico, but in Texas. (Mexico, Texas. Same thing!)But at least Mel makes the Indians look good and creepy, like savages ought to.

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