Many readers of The CAC Review were apparently tolerant of the many criticisms that we published about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Of course, some were very critical of the criticisms themselves, and this diversity of viewpoints was welcomed. Now, with the release of Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, many others are starting to express very sharp disapproval of the themes of the film, its imagery, the process of its production, and the relationship between the filmmakers and the local Maya where the film was shot. One of our friends, Dr. Roi Kwabena, has offered his own critical commentary. We again welcome any and all views on the issue of racism and Apocalypto by all of our readers, and we thank Dr. Kwabena for helping to get the ball rolling.
Dr. Kwabena’s blog is located at http://ankhkara.blogspot.com/.