If Mel Gibson hadn't made this who would have? I thought it was amazing. 5 starsies.
that said, the quote in the begining about a culture falling from within didn't seem to make much sense in terms of the village being conquered. Maybe it applied to ....something else.
I liked all the weirdos in the city. and the fat kid on top of the stairs.
I don't doubt it was some sort of anaolgy for jews, homosexuals or some other paleo con paranoid fixation, but it was still cool.
From what I got out of it, that quote about "civilization falling from within" applies to the Mayan civilization seen in the film. Of course, the Mayan civilization then reflects forward to the American civilization of today.