The reason I despise this movie
This movie was a total glorification of the cocept of "The White Man's Burden." This was a concept that was born around the age of exploration that essentially said that it was the white man's responsibility to convert everyone to Christianity in order to save their souls. I don't really need to point out that this is one of the most disgustingly arrogant and racist concepts in history, basically stating that all non-Christians are heathens and are all going to hell unless they convert to the words of Jesus. Granted, I know that was a different time, but why in 1986 were we still glorifying this concept. In this film, you have these Jesuits who just come into this tribe, force the words of christianity on them, have them build churches and abandon their old ways and beliefs, because their old beliefs obviously weren't good enough. And the film makes it look so riteous and good. I know that one can make the argument that the people were happy to change their lives to Christianity, but in all seriousness, and I don't mean this in any kind of a racist way, these natives had no concept of the outside world, so when this mysterious man with different color skin comes out of the jungle and tells them these things, they're obviously going to be more suseptable to the indoctrination. The Jesuits were essentially exploiting the native's ignorances, which were reasonable for them to have.
"We're going to make Christains out of these people." WHAT THE HELL WAS WRONG WITH THEIR OLD BELIEFES AND WHY ARE WE GLORIFYING THIS KIND OF INDOCTRINATION!!!
And by the way, I know I can't spell to save my life, and there's no spell check on here.