How Mel Gibson Could Improve The DCEU

The DC Extended Universe. One of the most talked about, controversial and hottest topics around the Internet and outside of it. Beginning with Man of Steel directed by Zack Snyder this cinematic universe was meant to be a launching point for shared interactions, stories and chronology that could bring the glorious scope of DC characters to life for generations to come. While the films and their methodology are still finding their footing so to speak and they take a look at plans for the future I believe they could use some help from directors who have a much grander and established foothold in story-telling and directorial style. In truth, I feel that it would be a treat if one man helped out Warner Brothers, given his staunch record of critical, financial and cinematic acclaim.

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Indeed I found this to be one of the best choices to help guide the DCEU and help them out so that they can be firm, staunch competitors with the MCU and hopefully tell better more coherent stories throughout each ensemble and solo film. Now, why Gibson you may ask?

1. Has An Excellent Understanding of Story Structure

Its no surprise that looking at Gibson's track record the man has a high prestige and accomplished field for movies. Not just from the standpoint as an actor, but as a director who can manage large scale films with emotion and visual gravitas. Far exceeding Warner Brothers current directors such as Zack Snyder and David Ayer, Mel Gibson has been in the business of film for decades now and by all accounts can be counted on to take the characters of the DC Universe to heights they haven't seen since Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy

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Mel could offer some very distinct and welcome flavor into the DCEU. And ultimately it wouldn't just extend to one film, but even several films as well. Braveheart is a film that while rife with historical inaccuracies almost perfectly encapsulates the tale of William Wallace and the struggle of a nation to win their freedom. Something that is very well missing from the DCEU is the personal struggle missing from the characters we follow. Whether it be to the fault of the writers or directors the films ask the audience to sympathize and grow with characters who just aren't endearing at all. Their conflict and lack of personal standing as they tackle their conflicts is almost devoid of any real emotion.

Compare the death of William Wallace, a man a warrior-poet so staunch in his love for his people and resolve that we as the viewers feel for him. A simple man who doesn't need a Christ allegory to be endearing at all.

And then compare it to the "Death of Superman" arguably one of the most iconic and well known standing story lines featuring one of the most iconic and beloved characters to ever exist. Theres no real emotion that can be felt because we don't grow with Cavill who by all accounts has had much more screen time and budget devoted to him than William Wallace and the film Braveheart as a whole. That is undoubtedly alarming. Especially for arguably the most well known superhero to exist.

We can very well see the difference in how Mel manages to portray a compelling protagonist opposed to other directors such as Zack Snyder and David Ayer who put emphasis on superficial visual spectacle, cheap, jumbled and inchorent story-telling and a lack of coherence for the supporting characters or protagonists.

Even take the story of Desmond Doss, during WWII as an example. Mel tells the story of REAL people in REAL scenarios as human beings. Not as godlike figures who are emotionally and mentally detached from the world around them such as Snyderman or murderers like Batfleck who have become demoralized and seek to kill other heroes based on lack of information or presumed moral background. While lacking some themselves

And the results speak for themselves.

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2. Is the Most Experienced and Accomplised Director/Actor Alongside Ben Affleck. Could Help Him Helm the DCEU and Guide it in the Right Direction to Relieve the Stress Ben Has Come to Face

Its no surprise that out of the numerous men and women working to help the DCEU that Ben Affleck has his hands full. Indeed, much like Mel Gibson he is a failry accomplished actor and director with decades of experience as a writer and helmer of his films. He has arguably the most experience out of anybody working for the DCEU, both as an actor and director as opposed to his co-workers like Zack Snyder, David Ayer, Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa.

Indeed both are men who are renowned for being talented in directorial works and acting.

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Could you imagine these two auteurs of film working together on characters we all know and love? I daresay it would be a spectacle and would assuredly inspire much more confidence in the DC Film's Brand than we currently have now. Two men of great experience helping to craft this universe? That is what the DCEU so desperately needs and craves. They can turn this....

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3. Acknowledges the Evidently Flawed Film that is Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

While many actors and others involved with the DCEU acknowledge its faults, such as Jeremy Irons and even Affleck himself, sometimes you can be hard pressed to find anyone with a blunt and true statement on why the film may have gotten a sour reception. For the case of Batman vs. Superman Dawn of Justice Mel will tell it like it is.

"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 added. “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.”

This is so true. The film and many efforts of the DCEU cost way too much to be bothered with often wasting egregious amounts of production and budget. It is no surprise with directors like Zack Snyder, who put too much emphasis on visual "spectacle" and needless waste of money that somebody more experienced has to tell it like it is.

Mel would find a way to use his resources carefully and diligently in conjunction with his story-telling and vision for his craft.

And indeed he offers a very true and concise opinion of the film.

“It’s a piece of s--t,”

Yes it is Mel. It truly is.

Mel can acknowledge that the film did not live to expectations and I firmly believe would help steer the DCEU in the right direction.