Gibson’s blockbuster breaking onto cinema screens
PUBLISHED: 16:13 11 May 2012
TENSION, double-crossing and physical brutality all play a part in Mel Gibson’s latest action title, How I Spent My Summer Vacation (15).
Gibson (Braveheart, Passion Of The Christ), puts in a passionate, believable performance as a career criminal fresh out of luck and thrust into the world of a cut-throat Mexican prison.
Playing Driver, Gibson is sent south of the border into the dangerous world of El Pueblito, a prison where the inmates are firmly in control and ‘gringo’ newcomers are fair game.
Forced to do whatever it takes to survive, Driver has to take the advice of a 10-year-old boy who knows the system inside out and offers him the unlikeliest of lifelines.
It is not the first time director Adrian Grunberg (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) has worked with Gibson, having managed the man on Apocalypto and Edge Of Darkness, both of which were praised for their action.
Also starring Peter Stormare (Lockout) and Dean Norris (Total Recall), the film is sure to be carried as much by its acting talent as it is its script - which was written by Gibson - and undoubtedly a return to his hard-man hero best for the legendary actor.