Early Mel Gibson: “The Road Warrior”, “The Year of Living Dangerously”

It is another beautiful day.  Last night, for no good reason, self found herself watching two early Mel Gibson movies:  “The Road Warrior” and “The Year of Living Dangerously.”

Mel was sooo handsome.  Though of late she has heard him described as a “Hollywood pariah,” she finds it comforting that he has never stooped to anything like plastic surgery (unlike Dennis Quaid and Steve Martin, both of whom have what self refers to as “cat-eye-syndrome”).

Anyhoo, “The Road Warrior” put her in mind of “The Book of Eli,” which led her to look up the latter’s Rotten Tomatoes rating.  40!! (As of today, moved up somewhat, to 47%) Shocking!!  What is up with that??

Self watched most of “The Road Warrior” and saw definite parallels between the Read the rest of this entry »

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