Mel Gibson as a depressed “nut job”? Some might say that’s a role the born-again cop-quipper was born to play!
I’m not going to say it, if only because I think there’s two guys out there walking around – The Mel Gibson we see in the media (the unpopular, rowdy hard-drinker) and the Mel Gibson we see in the movies. And since I don’t personally know the guy, nor is it any of my business what goes on in his private life, I just pretend that one doesn’t exist.
Look, I know a lot of you will snarl, maybe even spit, in the direction of this trailer, and even more of you won’t even bother going to see the movie, but let’s remember, the guy at the centre of this film – this terrific-looking film – isn’t ‘the hated’ Mel Gibson but a guy named Walter that talks to a hand puppet. Walter just happens to look like the guy from Lethal Weapon. But he isn’t. For the sake of enjoying the film, he’s not anyway. How about we all try and do that?
If we can forget about Tom Cruise’s silly couch-jumping, L.Ron Hubbard-stumping antics long enough for him to attempt to win us moviegoers back with his over-the-top and brilliant performance as Les Grossman in “Tropic Thunder” then I don’t see the problem of us giving a Mel Gibson movie a chance – after all, it’s not the movie you have a problem with, it’s the guy in it, right?. More so, Gibson’s probably suffered enough, don’t you think? I, personally, don’t want to live in a world where Mel Gibson doesn’t make movies. I really don’t. Imagine if all this stuff had come out about Gibson before “Lethal Weapon 2″ or “Braveheart”? Hell! we would’ve being robbing ourselves from some damn fine movies, not to mention two awesome performances.
More so, there’s more to the story than what we know – is this woman the innocent party? fuck no! Has the media played Flash Thompson to Gibson’s Peter Parker? to an extent, yes. I know it’s hard to separate the actor from the man, even look past the actor to see a character, but I think we should try…. because “The Beaver” looks fucking gold!
Check out the trailer :
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.