We’re getting something like one major superhero movie every three months now. That doesn’t include the crap that’s polluting TVs either. Thankfully there are manlier movies on the horizon, like Hacksaw Ridge, a movie about the meat grinder Pacific Islands campaign and one fellow who took a different view of how to conduct himself there. Apparently Mel Gibson has similar sentiments.
Speaking to journalists at the Venice film film as Hacksaw Ridge received its world premiere, Gibson said: “Desmond attributed his actions to a power greater than himself, and the difference between a real superhero and a comic-book superhero is that real superheroes didn’t wear any Spandex.”
A synopsis for the movie, which is currently getting good reviews; During World War II’s Battle of Okinawa, U.S. Army medic Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) braves bullets, grenades and snipers while single-handedly evacuating the wounded from behind enemy lines.
The film is released November 4th and is one of three upcoming war movies Mel is involved in.