A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.

Last night, Brad and I went to the movies. First we were going to see Night At The Museum, but we noticed the poster for Apocalypto and instantly changed our minds. And I am very glad we did. Going into it, I didn’t know exactly what to expect. But, as most Mel Gibson movies go… you’re always a bit surprised. If anyone has any extra cash, go and see this move. You won’t regret it.


Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man’s idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.” -W. Durant

Published in: on January 20, 2007 at 1:48 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. I saw the Apocalypto on Sunday Feb. 18 and I tell you this movie is worth watching. It tells of fate and life living with fear. I really enjoyed this movie because it gives great influence and lessons in life. It’s true that great civilizations should be completely destroyed from within in order to be conquered from without and this movies takes this message into a whole new step and approaches the audience strong and clearly.

  2. its one of the finest movie i have ever seen..
    fine in the sense of reality,,..reality is what we perceive by our senses…it may be brutality or peace.
    the main aim is to survive despite of anything..
    and NOT TO FEAR even if we are unable to succeed..

  3. I have four books of the Civilization series written by Will Durant. He had a keen insight on historical aspects, especially his analysis on the different ingredients that caused the fall of Rome. Which could be used to explain the fall of native civilizations on this side of the world.

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