Mel Gibson summed up his opinion pretty clearly on the new Batman vs. Superman video while at the Venice Film Festival. He told Deadline, “it’s a piece of sh*t.”
Critics felt similarly about the movie, but with more words. Vox called it a “stink bucket of disappointment.” The Telegraph wrote, “No major blockbuster in years has been this incoherently structured, this seemingly uninterested in telling a story with clarity and purpose.”
When discussing the modest budget on his own recent film, Deadline asked him how he felt about costly summer blockbusters. 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.”
Gibson doesn’t believe that movies need to be so expensive, and clearly he doesn’t think they’re better when more money is spent making them. “I look at them and scratch my head. 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. I don’t know. Maybe they do cost that much. I don’t know. It seems to me that you could do it for less.”
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