September 5, 2016

Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson's new movie, "Hacksaw Ridge," is a about an actual WWII conscientious objector, Desmond Doss, who enlists, becomes a medic and earns a Medal of Honor saving lives at Okinawa. It features performances by Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn.

Of course since Gibson is directed the film there are political considerations that must be examined by leftist Hollywood critics.

From Variety:

Mel Gibson has made a movie about a pacifist who served nobly during WWII. It's a testament to his filmmaking chops, and also an act of atonement that may succeed in bringing Gibson back.

Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” which premiered today at the 73rd International Venice Film Festival, is a brutally effective, bristlingly idiosyncratic combat saga — the true story of a man of peace caught up in the inferno of World War II. It’s the first movie Gibson has directed since “Apocalypto,” 10 years ago (a film he’d already shot before the scandals that engulfed him), and this November, when it opens with a good chance of becoming a player during awards season, it will likely prove to be the first film in a decade that can mark his re-entry into the heart of the industry. Yet to say that “Hacksaw Ridge” finally leaves the Gibson scandals behind isn’t quite right; it has been made in their shadow. On some not-so-hard-to-read level, the film is conceived and presented as an act of atonement.
At the end of the article there are comments that introduced sanity and brought clarity to the entire written piece.
beenaroundyaknow says: 
The only persons that Hollywood forgives for anything they’ve done are liberal politicians and especially the Clintons.. And your recent crop of films are all crap and failing miserably at the box office, except for animated movies. One would think you’d figure it out but you’re all too damn stupid.
  1. postalman says: 
    Did Roman Polanski ever atone for child rape?

    Ben (@benwedgie) says: 
    Hollywood, listen up. Start reading comments on articles like this. You will find that you are NOT supported by most in your “progressive” actions and “political correctness.” The thinking public is on to you.
    Justsomeguy says:
    Precisely. If Gibson was a loyal left wing liberal, whose comments were directed at conservatives, George Bush and Israel, Hollywood would have yawned. But Gibson (whose drunken tirades were certainly obnoxious) is forever guilty, in their eyes.
    Try this one on for size, Hollywood: “At this point, what difference does it make?”
    At least Gibson’s foolish statements and judgement never got any Americans killed. 

Hollywood just doesn't get it. Never will.

1 comment:

Kid said...

I've given up on hollywood. I don't watch movies until I can watch them for free. I just pretend they weren't released yet. Not that hard.