Yeah but is he racist in it?!
How I Spent My Summer Vacation sees Mel Gibson back onscreen doing what he does best - playing tough, wired and off-kilter. He plays Driver, a thief who gets caught right on the US-Mexican border. The getaway money is re-appropriated by two corrupt Mexican cops, who then throw Driver in a grubby, open-plan Mexican prison where he has to learn how to adapt in order to survive. When his boss comes looking for the missing money, a whole series of events kick in culminating in some well-staged and often humourous set-pieces. Given his recent headline-making offscreen behaviour, it's easy to forget what a good actor Gibson is and it wouldn't be amiss for audiences to cut him some slack. He's very good here in a sweaty, gritty cross-border action film that takes some strange turns here and there. It's an odd film at times and the plot seems somewhat unlikely. Gibson even does a not-very-convincing impression of Clint Eastwood in one scene. Maybe he should have got a lesson or two from Kurt Russell. Worth a look.
Yes it is worth a look but that's about it as by the time you wake up tomorrow you will have forgotten it. Mel is the usual tough guy but for an American stuck in a Mexican prison he doesn't seem to get to much of a hard time from the locals. If you want a good story this isn't it and to be honest it ain't that good in the action stakes either but it'll pass an hour and a half for you. Better to wait for it on DVD rentel.
Very much worth a look. Suspend your disbelief here and there and enjoy the romp. Gibson is great and i for one am glad he is back on form.
The prison ?? wouldn't mind being stuck in there :P, the film was good.. worth the watch!!
I enjoyed it . There is a lot going on, and it is happening at a fast pace . Very good really
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