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?
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.