Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Villainy of the stereotypical kind

Last night settled down to catch the second half of Mel Gibson’s The Patriot. Not that I was actively seeking to watch it. It was just on.

It does seem that Gibson has a – ahem – slight grudge towards the English? We’ve had Gallipoli (idealistic, wide-eyed Australian soldiers mistreated by callous British generals), Braveheart (Scotland v England) and The Patriot (quiet American family man roused to anger and fighting for his country against the British).

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to his next project which will see him as a member of Saddam’s Republican Guard taking on the British army. Admittedly, it could be a tough sell in Hollywood, but a story that I'm sure Gibson can sell to producers in his own indomitable style...

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