The Expendables movies have never been known for their excellent attention to detail, their well paced plotlines, or stellar performances from the aging stars, but one thing they have always, consistently provided is action.
Exploding cars, ten minute punch ups, white-hot-cartridges-falling-from-helicopter-miniguns kind of action; the same kind that was so prevalent in the 80s, before everyone realised it was all a bit silly and upped their production values.
A dynamic new lead and an epic-scale chase will be at the center of the new "Mad Max" reboot, as Australian director George Miller reignites his explosive action thriller franchise as the fight for survival in the wasteland rages on.
"Mad Max: Fury Road," the fourth installment of the "Mad Max" franchise that began in 1979 with Mel Gibson in the lead role, saw a post-apocalypse dystopian Australia where police officer Max Rockatansky battles hardened criminals of the outback.
After picking up the top honour at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Mel Gibson talked to Screen about a return to directing, a possible move into television and reuniting with Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner.
Mel Gibson has been back in front of the camera for upcoming action sequel The Expendables 3 and Jean-Francois Richet’s Blood Father, which recently wrapped in New Mexico.
The star touched down in the Eastern European country on the 4th of July in time for the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival opening ceremony. Mel, 58, was being presented with the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.
The actor wore a blue and white baseball cap on top of his greying hair and a navy and white pin-striped sports shirt, jeans and dark trainers, while opaque shades concealed his eyes from view. Mel handled a small carrying bag and waved to bystanders before ducking into a waiting car.
Mel Gibson has surfaced as having been a lot more popular across the world over the span of his career than his critics would like to believe.
In fact Gibson will be given a lifetime achievement honor at the Karlovy Vary Festival reported The Hollywood Reporter on June 24, 2014. Organizers have said Gibson will be given the Crystal Globe for lifetime achievement when the 49th edition of the central European film festival in the Czech Republic begins next week.