APOCALYPTO: RISE OF THE CONQUISTADORS
Director Mel Gibson’s phenomenal adventure was set among the ancient Mayans. It showed a young man fighting for his life in the face of – among other things – kidnappings, the threat of human sacrifice and a jaguar. It also established a terrifying world and showed the director’s knack for action scenes. But what makes Apocalypto most sequel-friendly was the time period: the film suggests that the chaos was just beginning, as the Mayan civilisation was in decline and the conquistadors were just about to arrive.