Way before Mel Gibson went ballistic and ruined his life, at least according to the fourth estate, I was an avid fan. I would watch the MAD MAX series, the LETHAL WEAPON series, and almost everything else including THE PATRIOT and BRAVE HEART. For me, he was not just a sight for sore eyes, he was also a very versatile actor, among other great things. He could make one laugh, cry, tensed and perhaps bring out all those emotions that one may not have realized that was inside him or her all along.
Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart and the rest of the troop got me involved in everything. From the first scene until the last, at least for me, there was no boring moment. There were things I expected to happen, but there were lots of unpredictable moments too.
Ergo, I love everything about this film and I even imagined what their future might be. Did I want the movie to have a sequel? NO. I think a sequel would have ruined it, but then again, maybe not.