Apocalypto means a new beginning or an unveiling a revelation. Apocalypto is a distorted view of Maya history. The movie Apocalypto tells a story set in pre-Columbian Central America, with the Mayan Empire in decline. The movie is about the Mayan kingdom is at the height of its opulence and power, but the foundations of the empire are beginning to crumble. The leaders believe they must build more temples and sacrifice more people or their crops and citizens will die. Jaguar Paw, a peaceful hunter in a remote tribe, is captured along with his entire village in a raid.
He is scheduled for a ritual sacrifice until he makes a daring escape and tries to make it back to his pregnant wife and son.