Blood, guns and gears: Mel’s back in action

WITHIN the space of a couple of weeks we’re experiencing two hardened action heroes being softened by their relationship with a child.

In Safe, Jason Statham goes all out to protect a young Chinese girl from both the Russian and Chinese mafias in New York. And now Mel Gibson, from within the walls of a notorious Mexican prison, finds redemption of sorts through his relationship with a young boy and his mother.

But to start at the beginning: a couple of clowns