Mel Gibson On ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’: “It’s A Piece Of S–t.”

Mel Gibson

Not all heroes wear spandex, some wear a cheap, poly-blend because their movies don’t have the budget. Those are Mel Gibson’s heroes.

Mel Gibson — who we must not forget was in Chicken Run — recently took an opportunity to slam Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and other big-budget films. Apparently, the actor and producer thinks it’s a total waste.

At the Venice Film Festival, the actor apparently told Deadline that Batman V Superman was a terrible film.

“It’s a piece of s–t,” he said. “I’m not interested in the stuff. Do you know what the difference between real superheroes and comic-book superheroes is? Real superheroes didn’t wear spandex. So I don’t know. Spandex must cost a lot.”

This statement comes after Gibson slammed big budget Hollywood pictures. 

“I look at them and scratch my head. I’m really baffled by it,” he said. “I think there’s a lot of waste, but maybe if I did one of those things with the green screens I’d find out different. It seems to me that you could do it for less… You’re spending outrageous amounts of money, $180 million or more, I don’t know how you make it back after the tax man gets you, and after you give half to the exhibitors. What did they spend on Batman v Superman that they’re admitting to?”

Gibson’s most recent film Hacksaw Ridge, which is based on the pacifist Desmond Doss who refused to carry any guns into battle during World War II, has been met with rave reviews. It only had a budget of about $40 million. That’s significantly less than a production like Batman V Superman, which has pretty questionable CGI at times. 

Maybe Gibson is onto something, or maybe if he had a gigantic budget we’d get the best film of all time. More realistically, Gibson is just an actor who likes to run his mouth, and we shouldn’t hold too much stock in his comments. Must we mention Chicken Run, again?

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