Tag: Mel Gibson

What To Look Forward To In 2014: Part 2

In the second part of our look forward to the cinema releases for the forthcoming year Thomas shares the films that he is most anticipating. Continue reading “What To Look Forward To In 2014: Part 2” »

Machete Kills

Starting off as mock trailer featured in the Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse film Planet Terror, the character of Machete has shown a good deal of staying power.  A real feature was produced in 2010 and was successful enough to green light a sequel.

The film centres on Machete being hired by the US authorities to take out a Mexican arms dealer who is threatening to launch a weapon into space.

This can be classified under if it ain’t broke. Along with Danny Trejo reprising the main role we have a star-studded cast fighting, shooting and blowing stuff up for perhaps a very good reason. In a nice piece of casting we will see Mel Gibson appearing as the main bad guy. A point to note is that Machete Kills is the debut film performance for meat dress superstar Lady Gaga.

Machete Kills is hacks its way on to the screen on 13th September.

Payback

How much is a life worth? $70,000. No more, no less.

Under the Second Chance Cinema banner, Moviescramble re-assesses the 1999 Mel Gibson film Payback.

In 1999 Mel Gibson was still at the top of his game. The Lethal Weapon series had just reached number four although as the series continued the quality of product dipped dramatically. That is another story for another article!! His future fame as a misogynistic, Jew hating drunk was still some way off. In terms of his output, Payback is somewhat overlooked. It is in fact one of the best Mel Gibson films out there.

The film is the second adaptation of the Richards Stark novel ‘The Hunter’. The first was the 1967 John Boorman classic Point Blank starring Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson. So Payback has a rather a large act to follow. The question that is asked is Can Mel pull it off?

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