This is one of those “Christian-based” films with a fair amount of preaching, so be forewarned. This is the basic fault that I found with this film. Instead of telling a story and letting the viewer make his or her own decision, it's always being shoved in peoples' faces. I do not have anything against people of any religious persuasion, until they start preaching. This is the problem of people who think they are following Christ's example. Christians today, especially in America, do not follow Christ's teachings, or at least they may think that they do, but most only end up sounding very ignorant and unable to reason. Most become intolerant of everybody else unless it's Christian and start to see “demons” behind every door.
This isn't spirituality, this is madness. What I find strange as well, is that so many Christian films feel that they must keep up with secular films by putting in lots of violence in their films. Aren't American Christians able to watch a film that isn't steeped in violence, and if not, why? A question to think about. I would think that following the teachings of a man like Christ would eventually change one's nature somewhat. These are a few problems that infiltrates Christian-based films. I noted as well, a lot of “Colonial” themes going on in this film. The untrue notion about non-native peoples having been to Mexico before Columbus is an atrocious colonial/imperialistic mindset that white supremacists also would like to believe is true, as well as the fact that all of the caucasian people in the film save the pregnant Mexican woman. （I'm not sure if she was supposed to be indigenous, she didn't appear Native American in the least.） Again, more colonial thought: the Europeans must save the lost indigenous peoples. This is something akin to the themes of Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom. The white guy always has to save the “savages,” nevermind that in anthropological classifications, Indians （from India） are basically caucasoid. It's all about skin colour, still, to this day. And of course, the “savages” have no true God. They must know the one, true God. Personally, the movie wasn't all that bad as a whole, but all of what I mentioned is offensive, especially since I have relatives who are not only 100% Native American （Cree Indians）， but close relatives who are mixed with Native American as well. Most have had their lives destroyed or damaged by religion. My mother-in-law's family was torn apart and taken away by Catholic missionaries when she was younger. This is just one example.
If anything, if so-called Christians want to improve the world, make a film about what we should do to stop global warming; how to be better neighbours to one another; how to end war; how to be more peaceful and loving; how to treat all living things with care and respect. Many other spiritual paths teach this, Hinduism for example. Jesus Christ wouldn't want Christians to focus on so much violent death and destruction if he were here, he would want us to focus on life, joy, and peace. After all, he claimed to die for our sins and that we should be living examples of Christ, no? I would recommend to all Christian filmmakers to stop focusing so much on death and destruction as a means to an end. All the bloodshed and violence just isn't worth whatever strange visions or endings they may believe they may have waiting in store! Also, by promoting violence in your films, you are succumbing to secular modes of film-making.