Mel Gibson’s leaked rants seemed to have knocked him out of the A-list and into a fine second career as Liam Neeson’s understudy. At least, that’s what it looks like he’s doing here in Blood Father, from director Jean-Francois Richet (Assault on Precinct 13), playing a tattoo artist trying to defend his jailbait daughter from some Latino toughs. (We’ve all been there.)
Ol’ Mel was just chillin’ out, minding his own bee’s wax, trying to tattoo a nice lady’s crotch, when a couple of guys, they were up to no good, they started making trouble in his trailer home. First he gets a call on his landline, which is never a good thing.
Next thing you know, the Latin toughs are at his trailer, all hyped up on their spicy blood and culture of machismo.
They threaten him with a gun, but he’s all “Why don’t you all f*ck off,” which is not quite as gangster a thing to say as “YOU. WILL. BLOOOOOOWWWW MEEEE.”
Oh, you thought I was going to avoid the obvious jokes in this write-up? You came to the wrong cyber trailer, sugartits. Anyway, William H. Macy is also allegedly in this movie, which sounds great, even though I tend to think any trailer that takes great pains to make sure you know the protagonist’s name (“You may not know me, my name, my name’s John Link”) is generally a bad sign. As is the fact that Blood Father apparently doesn’t have a US release date yet. But you can definitely catch it on August 25th if you happen to be swinging through Australia.