It doesn’t take the most in-tune of souls to observe the landslide which has engulfed ol’ Mel Gibson’s career of late. Despite rising to prominence as one of the 1980’s most popular action-adventure go-to guys, the American/Australian has spent the last decade or so slowly falling off the wagon, so to speak. With the whole drink-driving/anti-Semitic comments made to a police officer thing, poor Mel’s reputation amongst his a-list peers has gone right downhill. When such a thing occurs in Hollywood, a combination of isolation and rejection usually takes hold, driving an individual into further would-be beaver-puppet-toting obscurity. While 57-year-old Mel’s days in front of the camera may be drawing to a close, few can deny his prowess as a director behind the camera. A personal favourite work of his being 2006’s ‘Apocalypto’, a tale of sheer despair and against-all-odds perseverance set against the stunning backdrop of pre-Spanish conquest South American jungle. Wonderful stuff.