Skip to comments.Mel Gibson Did It Again!
Posted on 10/19/2006 4:01:14 PM PDT by flixxx
Never before had I made an intercontinental flight to see a movie. But that's what I did this month when I accepted Mel Gibson's invitation to preview and critique his new film Apocalypto, scheduled to appear in theaters on December 8th.
I didn't make the trek across the ocean for entertainment value. My work as a consultant on and off the set of Gibson's Passion of the Christ, gave me a new appreciation of the power of well-made, serious, and widely-distributed movies. They influence culture. They affect the way we think about the story they tell. Sometimes they warp our view of history or of humanity. Other times they inform, inspire, and challenge. But they always leave a mark.
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OH...and the title of the article is a little misleading...sorry but it is the actual title of the Father's story/review.
I watched Braveheart again last night. It's still a great movie as was The Patriot.
The title had me worried...
Did he repeat his line that the "Jews are to blame"?
Yeah, I thought it was referring to another drunken outburst.
Really, really funny. You are probably a stand up comedian.
Tell ya what. Let's all get stinkin' drunk, hit the road, get arrested by the police, and tape record what we say to them....
I look forward to seeing Apacalypto, with the dramatic weather changes on the planet and the Mayan Prediction of 2012, as well as the scientific views on the Sunspot theory of 2012 I think this will be a magnetic film!
Olmecs this time.
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".
Interesting that this positive review is from a member of the Roman Catholic clergy.
I remember the English complaining about "Braveheart." Then there were the ludicrously unsupported claims of "The Passion of the Christ" being anti-Jew.
How could this movie not portray the Spanish invaders darkly?
I hope, and almost trust, that Gibson of all directors wouldn't use the historical events of his story for the typical, cheap-shot slander of Christianity, that would come from most in the entertainment media.
after that post, I will not watch another Mel Gibson film.
hmmmm.... isn't mel short for melvin ?
I won't be seeing a movie by this slug when he claims America is on the verge of collapse, that the war in Iraq constitutes "human sacrifice" by the president and when he continually attacks those things that I support, not to mention the fact he showed himself to be a drunken bigot. Good riddance Mel! You're dead to me.
Yes...I have read that he went off on Bush and the administration...no big suprise as he is a Hollywood (albiet via Australia) actor...
I do not have to like his politics (I wish he and most all other poorly informed, self-righteous actors and film-industry workers would just 'shut up and sing/act/whatever') to still think his movies could be important for their own merits.
It is only if he starts infusing his flicks with rants similar to what he says in person that I will stay away...probably will not see this in the theater anyway...will wait for the DVD to rent.
Being someone who can stand out as a man whose mansion is probably not on the Israel-hating Islamists' top target lists...
...I think it would be a good idea for him to shut his cocktail hole about the President's leadership in the Global War on Terror.
I hope it's a great success!