Gibson’s movie receives high praise

Tuesday, March 9th, 2004 - 5:53 pm PST

Church groups across the United States and abroad are turning out in droves to support the controversial Mel Gibson movie that some have described as being misguided and “too violent”. “Yes, there is a great amount of suffering depicted in this movie,” said Rev. Amos Henry of Blackburn, SC, “but it is all integral to the story. Gibson is to be commended.” Critics of the movie have expressed particular outrage at the scene in which Gibson’s character shoots a man in the foot and shoulder before placing a pillow over his face and shooting him in the head. Payback, released in 1999, is the tale of a low-life criminal who goes on a murderous rampage seeking vengeance and $70,000 in cash.