Mel Gibson slams 'Batman v Superman', wasteful budgets

Director blasts superhero films and high budgets.

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Actor turned director Mel Gibson has never shied away from controversy, and while on the campaign trail for his new film 'Hacksaw Ridge' he's taken aim at excessive Hollywood budgets and one superhero film in particular.

Mel Gibson slams 'Batman v Superman', wasteful budgets |

Speaking from this year's Venice Film Festival, Gibson eloquently described this year's 'Batman v Superman' a "piece of shit", the director went on to confirm he's "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."

Continuing with the financial theme, Gibson continued with a bit of truth speak about ballooning Hollywood budgets saying "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. 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."


Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has covered entertainment news and reviews since 2002. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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