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Come and get the great new trailer for Mel Gibson's Get the Gringo

Mar. 27, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

Get the Gringo title explosion

I don't know how he does it, but Mel Gibson's writing and comic timing have the ability to make me grin more often and more widely than most actors working today.  And his new trailer for GET THE GRINGO (previously called HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION) is no exception, with the right amount of light absurdity and incongruity between the narration and action to tickle my action-comedy fancy.  I found EDGE OF DARKNESS to be a bit bland and uninspired, though I more blame Martin Campbell for that than Gibson, but either way this is a welcome tonal change to me indeed. 

Oh, and if you're worried as to why GET THE GRINGO is skipping cinemas and going straight to DirecTV? Harry over at Ain't It Cool News said in his review that this has as much to do with how hard the violence becomes as anything else.  "When shit goes violent…  it’s hard core.   There’s a reason Mel’s wanting to skip theatrical…   This becomes a very hard film.   The kind of film that we love when he does, but that isn’t necessarily always given the happy story at the box office... But this is exactly the kind of Mel Gibson film I love.  Cold, Hard & Brilliantly Badass."  Suits me perfectly!

If GET THE GRINGO had a midnight showing I'd be first in line with bells on, but in lieu of being able to do so I suppose I'll have to settle for taking over my friend's couch and catching GET THE GRINGO on DirecTV May 1st. 

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9:58PM on 03/27/2012

oh Blessed Virgin... just absolve Mel.

Mel can do no wrong in my book - his madness is what makes him singularly iconic. For fuck sake - we need you man!
Mel can do no wrong in my book - his madness is what makes him singularly iconic. For fuck sake - we need you man!
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8:53PM on 03/27/2012
Not sure how this translates into a great trailer, but might be worth a look. It won't be Payback though that's for sure.
Not sure how this translates into a great trailer, but might be worth a look. It won't be Payback though that's for sure.
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3:22PM on 03/27/2012

wait, is this

How I Spent My Summer Vacation or whatever? did they rename it or does he have two new badass action movies coming out??
How I Spent My Summer Vacation or whatever? did they rename it or does he have two new badass action movies coming out??
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7:29PM on 03/27/2012
Wow! Really?
Wow! Really?
3:13PM on 03/27/2012
looks dumb
looks dumb
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1:44PM on 03/27/2012

Mel's way back.

Some humbleness is never bad. Hopefully he will be back making big budget movies in no time!

Some humbleness is never bad. Hopefully he will be back making big budget movies in no time!

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1:02PM on 03/27/2012
Its great to have you back Mel.
Its great to have you back Mel.
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10:54AM on 03/27/2012
The film looks really good, but that sucks that it's not going to be in theaters. That sure doesn't help Gibson's comeback.
The film looks really good, but that sucks that it's not going to be in theaters. That sure doesn't help Gibson's comeback.
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10:06AM on 03/27/2012

Finally...

I couldn't really get into Beaver. I have been waiting for a good Gibson movie for a long time. This looks like it will have that comedic action only he can deliver.
I couldn't really get into Beaver. I have been waiting for a good Gibson movie for a long time. This looks like it will have that comedic action only he can deliver.
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8:51PM on 03/27/2012
I find a touch of lube makes it easier to get into Beaver.
I find a touch of lube makes it easier to get into Beaver.
9:48AM on 03/27/2012

Mel Gibson fan here.

Yeah. I've said it. If there's someone who knows how to be a badass on screen it's him.
Yeah. I've said it. If there's someone who knows how to be a badass on screen it's him.
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9:30AM on 03/27/2012
What he needs is a woman. Not a little girl with a dysfunctional cunt.
What he needs is a woman. Not a little girl with a dysfunctional cunt.
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