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The Beaver



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  1. 1. Is this Mel Gibson's comeback?

    • Yes
    • No
    • He will never make a comeback after all the shit he's done these past two years!
    • Who's Mel Gibson?
    • There's always a chance

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So, we all know Mel Gibson was once a prolific and well respected actor in the 1990's and early 2000's. However, most of us saw that respect and admiration turn to disgust and betrayal as Gibson methodically destroyed his public image and credibility. The man that gave us The Patriot, Braveheart, Mad Max, and (most importantly) The Passion of Christ turns out to be a racist and a drunk that boozes and sleeps around and yells racial slurs.


Here's the plotline from his new movie that comes out sometime in 2011:


Two-time Academy Award® winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson in "The Beaver" – an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life.


Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track... until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.


Now, this sounds like a potentially great, heartwarming movie that could be slated for an Oscar nomination depending on how good it is. My question is, should Gibson's actions affect whether or not to go see his movie? It also, at least to me, sounds like a movie in the similar spirit as Lars and the Real Girl - a terrific movie starring Ryan Gosling as a man who falls in love with a mannequin and must deal with the fallout from his family and friends. I highly recommend that movie, but anyways...


I think that I, for one, will see this movie. Whether or not I see it in the theater is another story. I think this is the same question that came from Roman Polanski's rape and subsequent trial that is still going on. In this case, Gibson's comments won't stop me from seeing the movie. Do I like him as a person? Not anymore. Will I continue to watch his movies? Most likely, if they look good...


And this one looks good.







After watching the trailer I realized that all my personal problems with Gibson fall by the wayside. His performance promises to be one of the best of his career and the movie looks great. I don't see many movies in the theater, but I just might see this one.

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