ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Stick it on a wall, aim and throw!
Mel Gibson has taken on a holier-than-thou
persona by unleashing a controversial, bloody Jesus film. He’s garnered
sympathies from several moviegoers, as this move has put his otherwise successful
career at risk, investing US$23 million to create The Passion of the Christ...
So what? Gibson rakes in millions for every film he stars in — such
an extravagant amount is merely small change for this actor/director. And
clearly a blockbuster film about Jesus, incessantly covered by every entertainment
medium, would likely generate cash flow; the film has milked $218 million
in North America alone, probably enough to feed more than Jesus could with
a little bread and a few fish. It will be interesting to see how much of
this cash is used to help people, and how much will simply be added to the
Gibson retirement fund.
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