Monday, March 20, 2006
Mel Gibson New Movie A Slap At Bush?
Time magazine has a look at Mel Gibson's new movie Apocalypto. (The name alone should guarantee a chunk of his far right Christian audience turns out again. Even I think the title sounds pretty cool.) Two items stick out. One, Gibson describes his movies like Braveheart as being about "penitental hardship," which is about as dead-on as it gets. Two, he takes a swipe at Bush (though Time is being silly when it says he's akin to liberals). The movie, about Mayan civilisation during its downfall phase, shows Mayan leaders demanding more and more monuments and human sacrifices to appease the gods or the crops will fail. "The fearmongering we depict in this film reminds me a little of President Bush and his guys," says Gibson. If Bush is even losing people like Gibson, he's really hurting.