Skip to comments.Gibson inspired by 'fear-mongering' Bush (Mel Gibson)
Posted on 05/12/2006 8:55:00 AM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly
Film star and director Mel Gibson has launched a scathing attack on US President George W Bush, comparing his leadership to the barbaric rulers of the Mayan civilisation in his new film Apocalypto.
The epic, due for release later this year, captures the decline of the Maya kingdom and the slaughter of thousands of inhabitants as human sacrifices in a bid to save the nation from collapsing.
Gibson reveals he used present day American politics as an inspiration, claiming the government callously plays on the nation's insecurities to maintain power.
He tells British film magazine Hotdog, "The fear-mongering we depict in the film reminds me of President Bush and his guys".
He should have consulted with Tom Cruise before shooting off his mouth.
The resurrection scenes at the end of the movie were the most powerful part of the movie.
You ought to watch it again.
I never thought about it that way but you are right.
It is amusing who all the Gibson fans suddenly turn on him when he dares to criticize our sainted president.
He's being sarcastic, right?
Even some Dems have let slip that the Administration is downplaying the dangers we face.
"Mad Max 4: Thunder Beyond the Retirement Home."
Talented in what way? Acting?
I don't think I could watch it again and apparently I really did fall asleep before the end because I don't remember much of the movie except the beatings.
He seems to be doing this deliberately. An earlier interview on the movie set also showed symptoms of wanting to please the Hollywood Left, although not quite as grotesquely as this.
Well, I must say I think he's being very stupid. He will find it easier to offend his many conservative admirers than to mend relations with the liberals, who frankly will never forgive him. His career is likely to deteriorate from here, I'm afraid.
The story of conservatives who betray their beliefs and turn left is generally not a happy one. Ask that traitor from The American Spectator.
Too bad. Well, I'll still consider seeing the movie after I've seen a few reviews of it by people I trust. Unfortunately not many of those are still in the movie reviewing business, especially since Terry Teachout quit writing for Crisis Magazine.
No. He said something to the effect that "you can sit in this and eat from here", implying that it was his creation, his improvement over the reclined dining of the day.
Insisting that Bush doesn't actually commit human sacrifices is far from being a Bushbot. There's legitimate criticism (spending too much, illegal immigration policies...) then there's insane criticism. That's what this is.
And the trend continues.
In case you have forgotten over the past five years but 9/11 caused nearly 3,000 deaths. This was on OUR soil. We had more death there than PEARL HARBOR. Try NOT to forget THAT.
Use it as a frisbee or coaster.
This reminds me of Anne Coulter's jumping-the-shark moment with regards to her blind acceptance of absurd ID/Creationism.
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