Can you separate an actor's personal life from the role he plays? History has showed us that it's difficult, at best; after all, overpublicized off-screen relationships have sunk on-screen romances before. But even though Mel Gibson's public behavior over the past few years is embarrassing and occasionally reprehensible, will it stop people from wanting to see a bloody action film? Hopefully not, because while Gibson hasn't acted in a while, it's not because he forgot how. In Edge of Darkness, he shows that he still has the same intensity he had as Martin Riggs in the early Lethal Weapon films, and to skip the film because Gibson is delusional and morally bankrupt is to deny yourself the pleasure.
Many evil creatures of the night threaten our society. Vampires. Renegade angels. Jabberwockies. But with the right tools, and the correct blood-alcohol level, Mel Gibson can defeat them. And as long as you don't have a dog in the race, you can help him