Empty voices, empty mouths, talk about the Passion

Enough “news” about Mel’s Jesus movie already. If he did for Christ what he did for Hamlet it’s going to be a disaster anyway.

For someone who’s made a career out of glorifying revenge, violent madness, stomach-churning violence, comical murder, gross criminality, and mano a mano High Noon standoffs as the essence of masculine power and sexuality, he’s got a lot to answer for before he starts making movies about Jesus Christ.

Maybe if he’d made more movies like Gallipoli and less like Payback I’d be inclined to take him more seriously, but come on. It’s like being asked to swallow a biopic of St. Francis by Jean-Claude Van Damme or “The Gautama Buddha Story” produced by Charles Bronson.

Shut up, Mel.

6 thoughts on “Empty voices, empty mouths, talk about the Passion

  1. “The Gautama Buddha Story” produced by Charles Bronson.
    I’d totally go see that. Seeing Prince Siddhartha in a seventies pimp barge would be transcendental in a way that Gibson’s Christ could never be. 😉
    A.

  2. On some random LJ I happened to see, people were trying to get their heads around the philosophy involved here and having a really hard time of it. I had to remind them that Mel is not only Catholic, but that special kind of Catholic (that I thought only existed in Robert Anton Wilson novels) – the ‘Anti-Vatican II Catholic’.
    Talk about ‘going medievil on your ass.’

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