After a ten-year hiatus, Mel Gibson is back with his latest film Hacksaw Ridge
and he isn't pulling any punches. It was difficult to imagine Gibson being able to top his last film Apocalypto
, arguably his masterpiece, but I think after ten years no one expected it either.
While Gibson is mostly known for his work as an actor, his talent as a director is where he most shines, and Hacksaw Ridge
only adds to his superb body of work. It's as brutal as one might expect from a Gibson film not to mention a movie about World War II, but its emotional resonance and strong moral compass in the main character helps give the story purpose and depth. Rather...