Madder Max?

Mel Gibson, a handsome and whimsical fellow, has made some wonderful movies. He won an Oscar for directing Braveheart, thrilled millions and made millions in the Lethal Weapon series with Danny Glover, made Sigourney Weaver and Pauline Kael swoon in The Year of Living Dangerously, and gave eschatology an Australian accent and swagger in his Mad Max trilogy. Even his Hamlet was pretty good.

Now Gibson is producing and directing The...

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