Monday, December 11, 2006


LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Mel Gibson's bloody epic "Apocalypto" debuted as the No. 1 weekend movie, proving the filmmaker still can deliver a winner despite his drunken-driving arrest and anti-Semitic rant last summer.

Story highlights:
• "Apocalypto" debuts at No. 1 despite Mel Gibson's troubles
• $14.2 million haul modest compared to "Passion of the Christ"
• Sony romance "The Holiday" is No. 2 movie with $13.5 million

Unbelievable. I don't plan on ever seeing this move. Ick. Not my style at all.

5 comentarios:

Anonymous said...

After Mel's despicable behavior and how he recently said he "liked" Michael Richards and sort of blithley brushed off what he did, I don't EVER want to see anything having to do with Gibson again, but it really doesn't matter, people will flock to his movies because some celebrities can do horrible things and yet the public will still support them.

Jennifer said...

At Anon...I totally agree with you. I find is such a shame that people continue to support gross behavior like Gibson's by rewarding him with money. I don't care to see him or any of his movies again.

courtney01 said...

I have no desire to see this movie, but not because of Gibson's rant. The plot just doesn't interest me. I get it's an allegory of our current society (hedonism, extreme violence, we need a savior, etc.), but it's not my cup o' tea.

I still love Braveheart, though. ;-)

eliza said...

LOL. That's exactly what I said upon hearing the news, "Seriously?" I doubt I'll see it; looks pretty strange.

christiane said...

I'm dying to see it. The Maya culture was one of the most influential in Latinamerica. Most recounts were made throught the Conquistadors ( spaniards) and even today their decendants live in conditions plagued by discrimination and alienation. It simply breaks my heart.

About Mel Gibson, I think he is a brilliant filmaker. I even liked the Passion, particularly the treatment he gave to the relationship between Mary and Jesus, the first film I ever saw - and as a Catholic I saw a bunch at school and during the Holy Week - that really explained the doctrine of Mary, and why we , Catholics, praise her. Something our "separated brothers and sisters" as the Roman church calls "Christians" have never been able to comprehenend, ironically Muslims do.
As a minority, I have experienced discrimination first hand, and I have no tolerance for hate speach and racism, and what he said was unnaceptable, but why it is only bad when the hatred is directed to Blacks and Jews? You just have to turn on the TV and see how sterotypes are filled with intolerance.
BTW, did you see the Rabi that forced to take the Christmas ornaments from the Seattle Airport. Not only ridiculous, because unfortunately Christmas in the USA is no longer seen as a christian celebration, and simply a commercial holiday for all denominations.


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