I wanted to see this movie from the moment I saw the previews. For one the culture is not one used much in movies and I really was intrigued. Now it doesn't quite follow accurate history and Gibson uses his poetic license to bend the real culture facts to better suit his tale and as long as you take this as periodical fiction then I don't see how you could have a problem with it's setting. Another complaint people sometimes has is the fact this movie is subtitled. This is because Gibson wanted the movie to actually be in the correct real tongue. However this movie has very few words and mostly at the first. This movie is brilliantly almost all visual and atmospheric so don't let subtitles turn you away. The movie does a very good job of quickly introducing the tribe you will be following for most of the movie, in particular the character Jaguar Paw. Even with the strange settings and culture you quickly realize while they look fantastical they are after all only people just like us and you easily become fond of this lighthearted tribe. But then the shit hits the fan and for the rest of the movie I personally was sitting on the edge of my seat even letting shouts at the TV escape me like "Oh shit, run damnit run!" The movie is realistically gory and Gibson has never been shy about blood and gore, one of the things I love about his works is he sugar coats nothing and makes no apologies about it. This immediately became one of my top 10 movies of all time and I'd recommend it to anyone that loves a great adventure.