As horrifying accusations continue to come out about Mel Gibson, his controversial new movie is being well and truly destroyed by critics in brutal first reviews.
Keep scrolling to find out more about the actor’s problematic track record, and the reason why his movie is being completely slammed…
And its hardly a surprise that his latest movie isn’t going down too well.
But first, let’s start from the beginning…
And he has gained a global name for himself for being the so-called “king” of action movies.
This earned the actor the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the Academy Award for Best Director, and the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The biblical drama was both financially successful and highly controversial.
He received further critical notice for his directorial work of the action-adventure film Apocalypto (2006), which is set in Mesoamerica during the early 16th century.
Making Gibson a very successful and admired actor.
And some terrible accusations have been made against him.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) accused Gibson of homophobia after an interview in the Spanish newspaper El País, in which he made derogatory comments about homosexuals.
But it’s obvious that these comments showed his true colors.
A police report revealed that he said, “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world!” during a July 2006 DUI arrest.
He told Variety in 2016 that, “It was an unfortunate incident. I was loaded and angry and arrested. I was recorded illegally by an unscrupulous police officer who was never prosecuted for that crime. And then it was made public by him for profit, and by members of — we’ll call it the press. So, not fair. I guess as who I am, I’m not allowed to have a nervous breakdown, ever.”
Many people began turning against the actor and they didn’t take well at all to his dated and ignorant views.
And at this point, it seems to something he can’t talk his way out of anymore.
This just goes to show what wealth can do for a person, regardless of their disgusting views and attitudes.
And they came from the one and only Winona Ryder.
And the forty-eight-year-old actress, who is best known for her roles in Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands, spoke out against Gibson.
“I have … interesting ways,” she explained, “There are times when people have said, ‘Wait, you’re Jewish? But you’re so pretty!’ There was a movie that I was up for a long time ago, it was a period piece, and the studio head, who was Jewish, said I looked ‘too Jewish’ to be in a blue-blooded family.”
“We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends,” she said.
“And Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we’re all talking and he said to my friend, who’s gay, ‘Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?’ And then something came up about Jews, and he said, ‘You’re not an oven dodger, are you?'”
Ryder said that he tried to apologize later on but the damage had already been done.
And they have angrily been calling for Gibson to be fully canceled – as well as his father, who has been known to be equally as bad as his son.
And there’s no denying that Hollywood has a huge problem with male figures saying and doing whatever the hell they want.
The actor’s “disaster heist movie” Force of Nature centers on a retired officer refusing to leave his apartment even as a huge hurricane begins to hit Puerto Rico.
Kate Bosworth stars as Gibson’s daughter, while Emile Hirsch portrays one of the police officers.
The first reviews are in… and they are far from glowing.
Gibson was likely praying for this poorly-timed release not to flop, but quite frankly, what did he expect?
Before critics could finish typing up their reviews, angry viewers had already taken to Twitter to slam the “tone-deaf” movie.
Some found that the plot didn’t sit right with regards to the devastating Hurricane Maria, a category-5 hurricane that hit Puerto Rico back in 2017, as per The Independent.
“It’s outright disrespectful to the people who went through the traumatic experience that was Hurricane Maria, for Mel Gibson and any Hollywood company to come to Puerto Rico and make a movie where the islanders are the bad guys, and he and the white people are the good guys,” they tweeted.
“To say that a real-life tragedy deserves more respect than simply being exploited as a backdrop for a trivial B movie about an art heist would be putting it mildly,” wrote Peter Travers in his 1-star review.
Reviews have also questioned the movie’s references to police brutality, amid the current climate across the globe.
“There’s arguably nothing the world needs less right now than Force of Nature, a movie starring Mel Gibson and Emile Hirsch as trigger-happy cops with violent pasts and take-no-prisoners attitudes who are tasked with rescuing a Black man, a rookie Latina officer, and a Nazi descendant (and his stolen artwork) from evil Puerto Rican villains during a Category 5 hurricane in San Juan,” wrote Nick Schager in his review for The Daily Beast.
“What would be tasteless retrograde nonsense at any other time resounds during this particular moment in U.S. history as almost cataclysmically tone-deaf and insulting, turning director Michael Polish’s thriller (on VOD June 30) into the year’s most misbegotten venture.”
Some critics accused it of simply being a poorly executed Die Hard rip off.
“Their hits and misses playing out like a bad Die Hard knockoff. An obvious reveal leads to a massively disappointing climax. Force of Nature is a big wet flop,” wrote Julian Roman of Movie Web.
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