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"?
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.
My prediction: a blockbuster smash.
3) No "message" or propaganda
4) Hidtorical (and accurate)
5) It's Mel! MEL!
I don't care what movie he makes, as long as it isn't another in the "Lethal Weapon" series.
"Despite lacking the cartwheel or metal tools, the Maya built pyramids, palaces and courts for a ritual ball game."
Such an innocuous prhase that -- "ritual ball game." It give no inkling of what the true story is...which, of course, is what you would expect from the MSM. Here's a few facts about that "ritual ball game" via Wikipedia...
"The ball game was extremely violent. Players wore heavy padding. Even so, there were often serious injuries, and occasionally death. On some occasions post-game ceremonies featured the sacrifice of the captain and other players on the losing side. The association of the game with sacrifice and death was particularly marked on the Gulf coast. A loser's skull might be used as the core around which a new rubber ball would be made. (Guides at Chichen Itza assert that the prize for the winning team was to be deified by losing their heads, supposedly at the hands of the losing team."
Come to think of it, it sounds a lot like Australian Rules Football...
... or wiped off the face of the earth by 'aliens'. Woo Hoo! I find the Mayans fascinating. I have been fortunate enough to explore some of the Mayan ruins near Playa Del Carmen and Xel Hah, Mexico twice while on vacation. They were truly a bizarre, scientific, religious and unique culture.
Yes, but as David Edelstein (movie critic Slate Magazine) asked Mel Gibson before:
Is it good for the Jews?
How advanced could they be? Any kid can do a cartwheel!
While Mayan civilisation thrived for nearly 2,000 years before its mysterious collapse,
1 It didn't last for 2,000 years
Classic Mayan civilation AD 250 - 900
2 Not really much of a mystery of why it collaped only weather it went fast or slow.
I'll wait for the animated version.
Let's hope that in a few years Mel can do:
"The End of the Islamics!"
And here we thought Gibson's heart was for the gospel message... yuck! He definitely took a wrong turn at Acapulco.