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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by HotRodSteve, Sep 2, 2019.
I gotta watch that again
I just wish Mel Gibson was Braveheart, instead of good ol' Mel. He had such a nice nest, then he had to go and take a s.... in it.
Yeah, I gotta see that movie again too. Thanks for reminding me of it.
One of my all time top 10 favorites.
Mel's one of several I've often wondered about.....after Road Warrior, Gallipoli, Air America, and MANY others, he simply owned the film-going audience. At several points in his career he could have just read a phone book (y'all remember those, right?) for 90 minutes and it would've been box office gold. Was he always "weird", or does fame do that to you?
I wonder what it is about fame and good fortune that makes people want to haul off and shoot themselves in the foot? At least Mel didn't go off the deep end and end up like Pee Wee Herman. Mel came close, but no banana!
I dunno.....PeeWee didn't do anything we all haven't done (uh, right?)...he just got caught. Mel went off on several "rants" that alienated a bunch of different groups, and was so offensive I'm surprised he's still working at all. I don't hold it against him, but I can't think of anything (offhand) that he's done since Braveheart that I particularly liked. I'll have to think on that.
edit....I just looked up his filmography. Since Braveheart (1995) there's maybe one (Signs) that was really good.
I like the movie right up to the part where he is drawn and quartered, that is too cruel for me, it disturbs me.
So that’s where I usually stop watching.
I know that behaviors like that are a part of history and are not gratuitous, but still there is only so much violence I can deal with.
In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God. [Heavenward] Yes, Father! [to William and Hamish] The Almighty says don't change the subject, just answer the ****in' question.
Stephen: Excellent! [puts knife away] Stephen is my name. I'm the most wanted man on my island. Except I'm not on my island of course. More's the pity.
Hamish: Your island? You mean Ireland.
Stephen: Yeah, it's mine.
There are several actors who have presented themselves as if not jackasses, at least first cousins, who I just won't watch anymore. I can't think of an actor who has "something to say" that I found even remotely interesting. I just like to watch them in a movie, I don't want to go have coffee with them.
Anyone notice that Stephen's knife appears to be a slice of wood with a sharp point?
Well, if you compare Braveheart with Lethal Weapon, 'crazy' Mel is the same character, really. Makes me think maybe that's just him.
if you really want to see the road warrior's talent watch Apocalypto , as a director . one of my alltime favorite alltime movies, his portrayal of wallace was mor hollywood than fact specifically the battle at stirling
now as to the Irishman in reallity was played by a Scotsman and Wallace's right hand man was actually an Irishman , go figure
I thought the movie "Attack Force Z" was pretty good.
Also Payback was pretty good and one of his later ones that didn’t make much noise was the Gringo; I liked it.
As to his issues, if not the cause, alcohol abuse was certainly a contributor to his behavior.
I can say without reservation I have not gone to a theater and done what PEE WEE did. I find it terribly interesting, perhaps even exiting though that you have!
Uh...I didn't exactly meant ME!.....I just know the type of member we have here, and I didn't want to call out anyone specifically by name.
And seriously, I'm NOT trying to excuse PeeWee, but I thought his infraction was WAY LESS severe than Mel's.....(wasn't PeeWee in a nasty adult theater?)
But anyway, I haven't done anything like that myself....I don't think....and anyway, if I did it was a long time ago.....and IF I did, at least I never got caught.....or convicted.....or, I think I better shut up now.
My father’s side of the family claims Robert the Bruce in our lineage. There must be dozens of Roberts and Bruces in our family tree, and many who have both names.
As I understand it, Robert the Bruce was grossly mis-portrayed in that movie.