Mel Gibson is back in the news for the first time since he shouted angry, hateful, racist tirades over the phone to his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and was subsequently dropped by his talent agency. Now it seems Mad Mel is trying to make a comeback with a cameo in The Hangover 2, which…may or may not be a good thing. Personally, I think Mel’s goose is cooked. After so many public outbursts of racism, sexism, and threats of domestic abuse, it’s going to be extremely difficult for the moviegoing public to warm up to him again, even if he does appear in a self-deprecating cameo akin to that of Mike Tyson in the first Hangover movie. It’s such a shame, because once upon a time I actually really dug Mel Gibson. Mad Max, The Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Lethal Weapons 1-4, Conspiracy Theory and Braveheart (while not the most historically accurate film) are all really solid movies, and they make up only a handful of Mel’s filmography. And that’s not even mentioning his awesome directorial work on the highly underrated Apocalypto! I was really looking forward to his upcoming Jodie Foster-directed movie The Beaver, about a man who suffers a nervous breakdown and starts talking to people through a stuffed beaver puppet, but it looks like that film will never see the light of day thanks to Mel’s insanity. Sigh. You let us down, Mel. You let us down.
Anyway, there are multiple Mel Gibson remixes on the net, but this one from the decent-if-not-great movie Ransom is my favourite. GIVE ME BACK MY SON! Under the cut, however, you’ll find the REAL Mel Gibson remix, wherein somebody has remixed all his awful phone calls to Grigorieva. But I’m not about to put that kind of hateful nastiness on the front page of the Back Row. Click “Read more” to see the rest!
Rated R for profanity, hate speech and insanity.