Best Mel Gibson film ?

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  1. Greek Nacho

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    I think it was Mel himself that wanted to add the narration and the ending with Kris Krisofferson. Or at least he thought it was better like that, and I definitely agree. Meddling with the director's vision turned out for the better.

     
  2. alexpop

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    Wonder why there was no Apocalypto 2, I’m sure there’s a story there with the conquistadors ?
     
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  3. Steve Baker

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    Different strokes.... I actually liked both. I agree with the fact that the DC wasn't the best. I was interested to see what the director had in mind. Tonally much darker, and without the Lucy Liu and her gang part, as well as the Kristofferson as the boss. The Mel Gibson "ain't such an BAD badguy" movie versus the actual Parker story. The director and Mel on the outset were looking for another serial type character. After Mel's take-over that idea was squished.
    FWIW the book "The Hunter" is better than both versions. With the original "Point Blank" the best telling of the tale. Lee Marvin came closer to the Parker character than anyone. Jason Stratham was terrible, Robert Duvall was pretty good, but the film is uneven. Peter Coyote was "meh". Mel had the look, but "Parker" he was not.
    IMO this series of books would be a great series for Netflix or something like that. Of course my preference would be to adhere to the source material.
     
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  4. Shoes1916

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    Concur; absolutely brilliant.
     
  5. SoporJoe

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    I see it as a possible expanded universe, like the great Marvel cinema movies
     
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  6. namlook

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    Come on, tell me that the opening scene to The Road Warrior isn't amazing.

     
  7. alexpop

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    How I Spent My Summer Vacation.

    Seen Hank from Breaking Bad in it.
     
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  8. Michael

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    the removal of those parts was just too much for me...that was it...over.
     
  9. Steve Baker

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    I get it. Like I said I liked both for different reasons. Still recommend the books.
     
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  10. thegage

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    Agreed! I rewatch this regularly.

    The other one I would put forward for acting is The Professor and the Madman.

    JohnK
     
  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    gotcha...: )
     
  12. Honey Bunches of Sadness

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    This thread saddens me, because I'd almost forgotten how many good films Mel Gibson has appeared in or directed. His reputation has fallen so far due to off-screen problems. (Not to suggest he didn't bring much of it on himself - many of his statements and behavior were appalling.) As a young actor, he was a highly charismatic screen presence. He matured into a solid actor, and a very talented director.

    Regarding the OP's question: I vote for "The Road Warrior". Based on all the chatter here, seems like I should give 'Payback' another spin.
     
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  13. Two Sheds

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    Gallipoli
     
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  14. Honey Bunches of Sadness

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    It's a gut-punch of a film. Probably my second choice for this thread.
     
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  15. maccafan

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    He's still making them, I like Fatman!
     
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  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    we loved this! Mel rocked...and delivered the goods. ; )
     
  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    YES, Payback is a good watch...the wife and I recently enjoyed this again...unlike most I don't hold personal life mistakes or not against the actor unless they involve acts against children....
     
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  18. David Egan

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    I like The Year Of Living Dangerously and I don't like the fact that there's no Blu-ray.
     
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  19. Dissidence

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    The Passion of the Christ
     
  20. geetar_await

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    he does a pretty good job in the director's chair. Apocalypto gets my vote in that context.
     
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  21. adm62

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    Mad Max 2
     
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  22. alexpop

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    Apocalypto II would have been great.
    Guess he wasn’t interested in the conquistador story.
     
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  23. twicks

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    It's ironic that Apocalypto is about 10 times more thrilling/harrowing than Fury Road turned out to be.
     
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  24. alexpop

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    Apocalypto?
    Has to be in my top ten films of this century.
     
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  25. tommy-thewho

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    The first Lethal Weapon movie!!
     
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