mel gibson monday: air america
following the rousing success of our previous two Mel Gibson movie nights, Murphy and i have decided in no uncertain terms that this is to be a household tradition, lasting in saecula saeculorum (i’m pretty sure that means a really long time), or at least until we run out of Mel Gibson movies to watch.
this week’s superawesome Mel Gibson movie: the 1990 war drama “air america,” which seems like a fitting follow-up to last week’s “conspiracy theory,” in light of their shared “secret cia activity” themes.
as i recall, the basic plot involves Mel as a slightly unstable pilot who flies for the cia in laos during the vietnam war. also, Robert Downey, Jr., is in the movie. as if anyone cares.
i know the movie’s listed as a comedy, but i can assure that it’s not, since i’m confident that Mel would never do anything like that. remember: real catholics don’t laugh. besides, it’s a war movie, and there’s nothing funny about war.
the jokers at youtubes won’t let me embed the “air america” trailer, but it’s there for the watching (just click on the link below).