Mel Gibson: Batman v Superman ‘A Piece of S**t’

After 10 years of not much at all, Mel Gibson is back to doing what he does best: making movies, and publicly swearing at things.

Last weekend saw his return to directing, Hacksaw Ridge, receive a 10-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival, and the World War II story is beginning to pick up Oscar buzz following a succession of positive reviews.

On the other hand, Batman v Superman did not receive positive reviews, and Gibson has jumped aboard the anti-DC bandwagon after a discussion over Hacksaw Ridge‘s budget went awry.

‘It’s a piece of shit. 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. I’m not interested in that stuff.’

Gibson, who is clearly somewhat interested in that stuff, went on to suggest that Dawn of Justice wasn’t worth its budget of $250 million, having revealed that Hacksaw Ridge was made on a budget of just $40 million.

‘I’m really baffled by it. I think there’s a lot of waste. You’re spending outrageous amounts of money, $180 million or more, and I don’t know how you make it back after the tax man gets you, and after you give half to the exhibitors.’

Agree or disagree, there is one fact in all this: Mel Gibson could make 6.25 movies with Batman v Superman‘s budget, and they’d all get better reviews.

Hacksaw Ridge stars Andrew Garfield as the first Conscientious Objector to receive the Medal of Honor, and opens in US theatres on November 4th.

Fighter of the Nightman.