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Mel Gibson tries to make the past right in trailer for Blood Father

07.07.2016

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I miss Mel Gibson in my movies.

I really do. 

And I'm not making any excuses for his personal behavior or any of the incidents he's created for himself over the years. None of that is good by any stretch. But in separating that guy from the performer, I miss what Gibson can bring to the table in a film that knows how to play to his strengths. 

BLOOD FATHER feels like that type of movie. 

Playing a father who is trying to do right by his daughter, who is in a world of deep trouble, Gibson has the intensity and the fortitude to be the kind of guy you wouldn't want to go out of your way to piss off. He's perfectly fine if you're on his good side or if you leave him alone, but when threats have been laid down, it's gonna be on with this dude. There are shades of RANSOM and PAYBACK here, and it looks like this could be a path back for Gibson if he wants to take it. BLOOD FATHER is his first starring role in four years (2012's GET THE GRINGO). Perhaps this will lead to more.

BLOOD FATHER is set for release on August 26.

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10:37AM on 07/08/2016
Whining about Ghostbusters while heaping praise on a piece of shit like Mel Gibson. That should tell you everything you need to know about the human garbage fire that is the Joblo comments section.
Whining about Ghostbusters while heaping praise on a piece of shit like Mel Gibson. That should tell you everything you need to know about the human garbage fire that is the Joblo comments section.
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6:29AM on 07/09/2016
Mel Gibson kicking ass vs McCarthy doing her usual groan inducing "comedy"....Real shock there
Mel Gibson kicking ass vs McCarthy doing her usual groan inducing "comedy"....Real shock there
8:12AM on 07/08/2016

Mel is back!

Blood Father - Sold, Hacksaw Ridge - Sold
Blood Father - Sold, Hacksaw Ridge - Sold
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5:39AM on 07/08/2016
seen the film Mel is good(strong performance) in it but I found the film pretty much made for dvd.
seen the film Mel is good(strong performance) in it but I found the film pretty much made for dvd.
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1:04AM on 07/08/2016
I wish these trailers wouldn't spoil so much of the movie.
I wish these trailers wouldn't spoil so much of the movie.
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10:07PM on 07/07/2016
Awesome. And I can still see Mel as Max if they wanted to do it.
Awesome. And I can still see Mel as Max if they wanted to do it.
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9:59PM on 07/07/2016
Mel Gibson in badass mode - ticket sold!
Mel Gibson in badass mode - ticket sold!
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5:28PM on 07/07/2016
That looks good.
That looks good.
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5:23PM on 07/07/2016
Mel is my favorite actor so im gonna be in line (or on the couch for this) opening day. Cant wait for Hacksaw Ridge either.. now we nees Berserker to get the greenlight
Mel is my favorite actor so im gonna be in line (or on the couch for this) opening day. Cant wait for Hacksaw Ridge either.. now we nees Berserker to get the greenlight
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5:05PM on 07/07/2016

Cinema needs him

So glad to see that there are other people like me who desperately miss this guys presence in film. I have always been able to separate Mel Gibson the actor from Mel Gibson the man who people seem too ready to hate on. He has had his issues sure but I feel as though he's been far too harshly ostracized by the media. Personal issues aside he has the kind of movie-star charisma that has been sorely lacking since he his absence and I think it's time he made a comeback. Get the Gringo was a gem and
So glad to see that there are other people like me who desperately miss this guys presence in film. I have always been able to separate Mel Gibson the actor from Mel Gibson the man who people seem too ready to hate on. He has had his issues sure but I feel as though he's been far too harshly ostracized by the media. Personal issues aside he has the kind of movie-star charisma that has been sorely lacking since he his absence and I think it's time he made a comeback. Get the Gringo was a gem and he proved he hasn't lost any of his movie star qualities and this flick looks to prove that more so. He is a truly amazing director aswell so perhaps with this and his upcoming Hacksaw Ridge he can push his way back into the good graces of Hollywood.

As for the Mad Max side of things, I think it is absolutely tragic that he wasn't in Fury Road - I had a really hard time buying Tom Hardy as Max, as much as I like him. I am an Aussie and the character of Max is one of our most iconic film characters - this would have been such a great way to usher in the Mel Gibson comeback, he would've fit into that role again with ease. Tom Hardys accent was all over the place and he seemed to be a weird mix of Bane and his character from Bronson in that and as great as the movie was - it would have been elevated so much more if Mel had reprised his role. There's still a chance George Miller can bring him back tho. They never explicitly stated that Tom Hardy was the same Max from the other 3 movies, in fact there were some aspects of the character that could completely separate him from Gibsons Road Warrior (Hardy had visions of a little girl? Max's wife and baby died in the first film so I don't know who the little was supposed to be?) so it's possible Hardy could just be another survivor. They could even write it so that Hardy is the grown version of the feral kid from Mad Max 2 who has grown up and modeled himself off His memories of Max who was his hero. (Anyone notice the music box in Fury Road? One of the girls was playing with it in the truck - this could be said she found it among Max's stuff) - just a theory...
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4:18PM on 07/07/2016
You can't keep Mel down. This looks fucking awesome. And ditto about Mad Max. Why the fuck is he still not playing him???
You can't keep Mel down. This looks fucking awesome. And ditto about Mad Max. Why the fuck is he still not playing him???
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3:56PM on 07/07/2016
Dude, why isn't he still playing Max? Slight spoiler in the trailer, so be careful people. William H. Macy is also super underrated. Need more work from these guys.
Dude, why isn't he still playing Max? Slight spoiler in the trailer, so be careful people. William H. Macy is also super underrated. Need more work from these guys.
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3:46PM on 07/07/2016
I thought that looked pretty good, is this going straight to VOD though? also seeing this makes me wish Mel was in Fury Road he still looks like he can throw down
I thought that looked pretty good, is this going straight to VOD though? also seeing this makes me wish Mel was in Fury Road he still looks like he can throw down
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3:43PM on 07/07/2016
More Gibson, the better; the man is still a legend in my book.
More Gibson, the better; the man is still a legend in my book.
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