From a keen Mel Gibson fansite (melsmegafans.com), this intensely characteristic message written in Spanish about APOCALYPTO, translated by Google’s Translation Tools (no laughing, I don’t read nor write Spanish so this’ll have to do):
The original in Spanish:
EL MITO DE QUETZALCOATL ??????
Son conocidas las tradiciones populares relativas al mito de Quetzalcoatl, divinidad bienhechora con la piel blanca y la larga barba flotante y que, despues de haber cumplido su mision de paz entre los aztecas, habia embarcado atravesando el Atlantico hacia las misteriosa playas de Tlapallan Quetzalcoatl habia prometido volver un dia con sus descendientes para tomar de nuevo posesion de su imperio (Apocalypto???). Este día era aguardado por los aztecas con esperanza o temor, segun los diversos intereses; pero nadie en el vasto territorio de Anahuac dudaba del cumplimiento de la profecia. Durante el reinado de Moctezuma, se creia que la epoca de la vuelta del dios bienhechor estaba proxima. Varios hechos notables, considerados sobrenaturales, y que los historiadores cuentan con mas o menos detalles, parecian anunciar un gran acontecimiento. En 1510, las aguas del gran lago de Tezcuco se agitaron sin causa aparente, sin ninguna sacudida del suelo, sin huracan. Se desbordaron, inundaron Mejico y destruyeron numerosos edificios. En 1511, una de las torres del gran templo se incendio, y fueron vanos los esfuerzos para detener el fuego. En los anos siguientes aparecieron tres cometas, y poco antes de la llegada de los espanoles surgio una gran claridad por Oriente. Esta claridad tenia la forma de una piramide cuya base se apoyaba en el horizonte, y el vertice se aproximaba al cenit era una gran cascada de fuego, un torrente de luz de donde surgian centellas. Hacia esa misma epoca unos lamentos oidos en el aire presagiaban alguna misteriosa y gran calamidad.
Translated from Spanish to English, as per Google’s Language Tools (I’m sure there are grammatical errors what with previous translations in other languages I’ve seen so convoluted by Google, but again, this’ll have to do here):
THE QUETZALCOATL MYTH??????
The traditions are known popular relative to the myth Quetzalcoatl, beneficent divinity with the white skin and the long floating beard and that, after to have fulfilled his mission of peace between the Aztecs, it had embarked crossing the Atlantic towards mysterious beaches of Tlapallan Quetzalcoatl had promised to return a day with its descendants to again take possession from its empire (Apocalypto???). This day was waited by the Aztecs with hope or fear, according to the diverse interests; but nobody in the vast territory of Anahuac doubted the fulfillment of the prophecy. During the reign of Moctezuma, one thought that the time of the return of the beneficent God was next. Several remarkable facts, considered supernatural, and that the historians count more or less on details, seemed to announce a great event. In 1510, the waters of the great lake of Tezcuco were shaken without apparent cause, without no shock of the ground, hurricane. They overflowed, they flooded Mexico and they destroyed numerous buildings. In 1511, one of the towers of the great temple caught fire, and were vain the efforts to stop the fire. In the following years they appeared three I commit, and shortly before the arrival of the Spaniards a great clarity by East arose. This clarity had the form of a pyramid whose base leaned in the horizon, and the vertex came near to the zenith was a great fire cascade, a light torrent from where flashes arose. It made that same time moans heard in the air foretold some mysterious and great calamity.
Other news about the busy and broadly inquisitive, talented and good Mel Gibson:
SAM AND GEORGE, to be directed by Richard Donner
— Gibson to produce and to star (from imdb.com: “two old friends reunite after one of them [Gibson] is released from prison after serving twenty years for a crime he didn’t commit”);
DALLAS, the feature film based upon the notoriously entertaining television series of years ago
— there’s not yet news as to the final decision whether or not Mel Gibson will star as J. R. Ewing — I hope he does;
WARRIOR, to be directed by Gavin O’Connor
— Mel Gibson to produce (“a drama about the warrior Boudicca and her rise from peasant roots to become a military leader who led Britain against the Romans in 61 A.D., and who was postuhumously crowned the first queen of the empire”); and,
FURY ROAD (“Untitled Mad Max 4 Film”)
— there doesn’t seem much point in another Mad Max film without Mel Gibson in the role, nor without the character of Mad Max; here’s hoping that the combined and unlimited patience of fans for “4” will provide George Miller and Mel Gibson all that is necessary to again work together on another edition of their film history.