Mel Gibson Calls Batman v Superman A “Piece of Sh*t”; Bashes Superhero Films

It looks like Mel Gibson really isn’t a fan of superhero films. While promoting his new film Hacksaw Ridge, Mel was asked about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and sounded off on that film – and the superhero genre in general:

[I]t’s a piece of shit. I’m not interested in the stuff,” Gibson told EW while discussing the modest budget of his upcoming film. “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.

He didn’t stop there:

I look at them and scratch my head,” he said, referring to the superhero films. “I’m really baffled by it. 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,” he said. “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?”

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Well, these comments are definitely not going to go over well with fans of the DCEU – or even comic book movie fans in general. It’s not the first time Mel Gibson has been in the news for controversial comments, however – as you all most likely know that story already.

What do you think of Gibson’s comments? Sound off below!

Source: EW

  • MatticusFinch182

    He’s right. With few exceptions, superhero movies are disposable crap, Ive seen most of them once and never watch them again aside from Dredd, Deadpool, Punisher War Zone and Hellboy, the Marvel/DC movies are wearing out their bloated welcomes with me. Id like a summer with some badass movies like Mad Max Fury Road. That movie was a breath of fresh air, even if it is an old IP, it made me forget the summer superhero glut and remember a time when summer movies were fresh and amazing.

    Cue the hate.

    • Bojan Milic

      i had also enjoyed Nolan’s Batman trillogy

    • Mark Dobson

      No hate, but I don’t agree with your generalisation. I’ve been waiting for decent Superhero films since my teens and I’m 45 now. I’m loving what is happening with Marvel at the moment. They’re not just making SH films. They’re making Spy Thrillers and Space adventures, mixing the epic thrills of Avengers with the smaller scale of Ant Man. In fact, I would argue that Marvel haven’t actually made a Superhero film yet. Spider-Man is going to be there first truly altruistic, donning a suit to fight crime hero (not including the TV output.) There are a few “stumbles”, but on the whole Marvel have been relevant and well made. Winter Soldier, Iron Man, Civil War, even Guardians, they’ve all had something to say beyond mere 3 colour thrills.

      • Jacob

        Oh, not this again. They’re all superhero films. I laugh hard when I see posts like these because at the end of the day, no matter what the claims, they’re just superhero films.

        Perhaps the best joke I’ve seen online is that Captain America 2 is a ‘spy thriller’. No. It’s a superhero film. “On the whole” , the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just the Superhero World.

        The only thing I’ll ever appreciate that came out of modern day Marvel is Daredevil. A solid show that has better story and even better action, unlike Marvel which has a 1000 cuts per second.

        Heck, the topic of the article at hand : BvS had superior action sequences. Comparing that to Marvel is like insulting DC.

        • Mark Dobson

          I would argue that Winter Soldier would work perfectly well as a Bourne film or a Bond film with only a few minor tweaks. Guardians would be great without any connection to Marvel and would never be called Superhero without the Marvel name.

          If you don’t like them that’s just fine, but think before posting a poor rant.

        • jason malinoski

          Star Wars is JUST a Sci/fi-Fantasy film. Casablanca is ONLY a war movie. A quality movie is a quality movie regardless of its label, and any given movie can be more than its generalization. You’re just biased.

    • Minnesota Madman

      Mel is not wrong

    • Ry

      No hate bruh, on point.

    • Olivier Buisson

      Dredd is not S-H.

  • Christian

    If only Gibson was relevant this might mean something …

    What’s he working on next; Passion of the Christ: The Second Cumming?

    • Jack Priest

      He actually is making a Passion of the Christ sequel lol

      • Christian

        Yeah, he’s a Jesus freak and an anti-Semite and somehow he’s managed to get funding for another script.

  • Brendan Rowland

    All movies are just entertainment even Mel movies so what the trouble. Mel would be great in a superhero movie

    • Mark Dobson

      Mel did an Expendables film, for crying out loud! He’s so full of shit lol

  • jms_mcrae76

    He is absolutely right. It is a huge scam ripping off kids who don’t know better. Like him or not – Mel Gibson is easily one of Hollywoods most important directors.

  • Payne by name

    That was hardly shocking was it?

    The guy is expressing his opinion, what’s wrong with that? I really despair of this world that we ask for opinions more as an attempt to honey trap someone for saying the wrong thing rather than trying to gauge an opinion.

    It’s this kind of click baity, over dramatised headline making that leads us to a place where all answers are clinical and anodine because we forced people to watch everything by they say.

  • Ishan Dongarde

    Its his opinion, it doesn’t matter really, we love the movies n they’ll keep makin them n we’ll keep watching…

  • Mark Reed

    He is half way there, some are great, I will re watch for years to come, some not so, but because of how they try and tie films together, you feel you need to see them.

    Oh and Mels film Blood Father was great.

  • jason malinoski

    I agree with some of what he says, but I’m willing to bet it’s jealousy because he’s not a super hot commodity anymore.

  • Carlton Moore

    Well, Batman vs Superman certainly wasn’t very good. It was easily the most disappointing of the Superhero movies so far.. However BvS wasn’t the worst, that honor goes to Fan4stic. The difference is nearly everyone knew well in advance that Fan4stic would be awful, whereas fans were hopeful that BvS would get things right and give us a worthy screen incarnation of DC’s trinity. it didn’t quite happen but expectations were way higher.