My dad forwarded these comments about Mel Gibson’s latest film – which, incidentally, is the #1 film in America this week. I’m interested in seeing this, actually …

This is my favorite quote from a review about Mel’s new film:

“The journey is really from pre-history to the pinnacle of Maya civilization, and it is an astonishing sequence, as fully visualized and as rich in pomp and circumstance as the finest old-school Hollywood epics. It just has more severed heads.”

“It’s a bloodbath, of course, but to say that isn’t enough. Scorsese movies can be a bloodbath, but would Scorsese ever show you a man eating the raw testicles of a wild boar within the first five minutes of screen time? And what about the running motif of beating hearts yanked from living bodies? No, for those excesses one can only turn to Mel.”

“Mel Gibson may be a lunatic, but he’s our lunatic, and while I wouldn’t wish him behind the wheel of a car after happy hour or at a B’nai Brith function anytime, behind a camera is another matter.”