Skip to comments.Mel Gibson turns from Christ's Passion to Mayan blood rites
Posted on 10/29/2005 6:40:07 PM PDT by Pokey78
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I can't imagine what he's up to, but knowing Mel Gibson it will probably be terrific.
remotely related: a friend wrote a book about the Yanomamo tribe. Very eye opening. ("Spirit of the Rainforest," by Mark Ritchie).
Well, now we know what happened to them.
Katrina's mother and Andew's father paid them a visit.
Why do movie-goers like being grossed out/scared/disgusted/etc? Blecch.
Mel might find out the hard way that the violence and obscure dialect weren't what drew millions of people to the Passion.
Zoykes. I've toured many an ancient Mayan city in Mexico. Ever stand next to a bottomless pool that was used for sacrificing children? Yeesh! They'd load them down with gold and jewels, then shove them over the edge to sink and drown...in hope of rain!
I get chills just thinking about it, and it was totally creepy standing next to one.
Yeah. People are going to need extremely strong stomachs for this one!
The article says the film grossed 200 million Brit pounds world-wide but in American dollars the gross was $611,899,420 (box office mojo) which I believe is more than the 200 million pounds stated. Either way it is still the most successful indie film ever especially in regards to the subtitles.
What's he gonna call this one, "Passion of the Quezelquoatl"?
And the R rating.
I'd go see it. The Mayan civilization is still a mystery to many. They're still finding stuff buried in deep jungle that gives more information about the people.
Mel makes great movies about patriotism and courage. Braveheart and The Patriot were two of the best in my book. And who doesn't love Mad Max as fantasy flicks?
Mel is fantastic. He will surely not disappoint us with this film.
If I were a producer, I would LOVE to make a film about the conquest of Mexico or Peru, based on Prescott's classic accounts. They would be VERY violent and VERY politically incorrect.
Agreed on all of them.
It would be very, very difficult to top The Passion, so I don't blame him for trying something completely different.
I'm not worried about disappointment. I'm worried about being able to stomach it after personally witnessing where he's filming!
I barely, just barely made it through "The Passion." It was gut-wrenching. And life-changing. I don't think a Mayan story will touch me as deeply. Just a cultural thing, nothing against Mel, who has been entertaining me since his Mad Max days, LOL!
I haven't seen The Passion but I suppose I will some day. Another I thought was good was We were soldiers.
2000 years seems a bit extreme unless the Toltec, Omec, etc. civilizations are lumped in with Mayan.
Maybe we will see a reenactment of the ball game though. I'm still not sure of the rules (but I did climb the pyramid and run across the ball court.)
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