Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Watched the Mel Gibson anti-hero / Mexican prison movie Get the Gringo on the Netflix. It makes me sad that Mel Gibson is a monster, if only because I remember the fun good ole days of him being the talented carefree nice-guy star of Lethal Weapon and Meverick and Oscar winning director of Braveheart. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is one of my favourite movies, and it's been pretty tarnished by the repeated damning evidence of Mel being a pretty bad guy. I have a feeling that this is somewhat how a fan of Michael Jackson feels, it's often hard to separate the artists work from the artists actions in real life. If you can set those negative feelings towards the actor aside, Get the Gringo is a crime genre movie well worth watching.