Thursday, April 12, 2012

Which is Better?

Mel Gibson
10 sample films:

The Beaver
Mad Max
Lethal Weapon
Chicken Run
What Women Want


John Travolta
10 sample films:

Pulp Fiction
From Paris With Love
Saturday Night Fever
Get Shorty
Look Who’s Talking
Blow Out
Primary Colors
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section


  1. Got to go with Gibson. He can be absolutely great whereas Travolta used to be extremely cool, can occasionally be really good but too often appears in crap and overacts like he really wants to swap places and faces with Nicholas Cage.

    1. I loved Travolta in Face/Off, he went over-the-top but that is exactly what the role called for.

  2. Not a fan of Gibson at all, so Travolta wins by default for me.

    1. No love for Mad Max or Lethal Weapon?

  3. Phips2:05 pm

    For me its Mel. Based on those 2 lists I gotta go with the Aussie simply because I havent seen many of those Travolta films; if I had seen stuff like Grease and SNF I'm sure Travolta would win out. Mad Max sucks imo but Braveheart, Ransom, Lethal Weapon, What Women Want are all good films while Travolta only has Pulp Fiction that's good out of what I've seen of him.

    1. For Travolta, I would recommend seeing Blow Out, SNF, Face/Off, A Civil Action, A Love Song for Bobby Long, and Primary Colors if you have not seen them already. Grease is campy fun but that is about it.

    2. Actually, I don't recommend A Love Song for Bobby Long as I felt Travolta was trying to be Marlon Brando and ended up looking foolish at times. Still, it's an OK film thanks in parts to its beautiful location and the performance of Scarlett Johansson.

  4. Mel Gibson!!!! I still love Mel Gibson!! He's a funnier actor who can also kick ass and do great dramatic roles. Plus, a really good director, if you don't count The Passion.

    I like John Travolta but he's been in some very bad movies.

    1. I did not mind The Passion, though it really is just two hours of violence. Still, I was impressed that he was not only able to get it made, but also managaged to take the box office by storm. Though I agree his other directorial works are better.

  5. This is really close. If you just look at the movies, Gibson has been quite strong, despite his craziness in his personal life. The Road Warrior and Lethal Weapon are both classics, and he's excellent in both films. That said, I have to give a slight edge to Travolta. He has appeared in some terrible movies, but he's shown an ability to morph into a variety of roles and can play just about anything.

  6. Travolta's roles in Face/Off and Pulp Fiction were tops for me.

  7. Most of those Mel Gibson movies are highly entertaining! Got to love the Lethal Weapon series.

    But Travolta has a couple fun ones too...especially Face\Off.

    But my vote goes to Gibson!

  8. Battlefield Earth.

    That is all.

  9. Ah good match-up. Travolta's had some colossal screwups role wise, but for Blow Out and Pulp alone, I've gotta go with him.

  10. this is a good matchup. my best friend sitting next to me says Travolta all the way. I felt inclined to remind him of Punisher, Battlefield Earth, Michael, and other such movies.

    While, my vote goes to Mel Gibson...everyone quotes and knows Braveheart! No one quotes Travolta.


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