In the movie industry it seems there are a few certainties. With some actors or directors, you know what to expect. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, you expect action. With Martin Scorsese you expect the Mob. With Adam Sandler, you--- uh, you know what to expect. A crappy movie. Just kidding.
We know what to expect with Mel Gibson, now, too---- violent, bloody bloodfests with the actors all talking in an undecipherable ancient language. That's apparently on display with Apocalypto, the story of the end of the Mayans' empire.
I was watching Inside Edition last night and they implied that this movie was a piece of junk, with a lot of middling reviews in places like the New York Post, etc. But I read the Tomatometer and it had this flick at 65%, with the consensus that this movie was "bloody good". So Deborah Norville must be a big liar, then, by calling this a lousy movie. Just don't go to it if you can't stand the sight of blood.
I don't know whether this movie is going to officially re-launch Gibson's career after that drunken anti-Semitism nonsense. But it seems everyone's career in Hollywood is in chaos. Britney Spears is out partying all the time and making a fool of herself, and the Michael Richards brouhaha was another scandal. And who can forget Tom Cruise. Let's face it, I think the reaction from the public these days is that everyone thinks everyone in Hollywood is a weirdo/degenerate/racist.
I think everyone is throwing their hands up in the air and saying: it doesn't matter what we see or watch! We're never going to get rid of these folks! So we might as well go to their @#$% movies! Cynical reaction.