Look, I get it. There are a LOT of superhero movies. And there are a LOT more coming. I understand the fatigue some people feel with the whole comic book blockbuster thing. However, comparing it to fracking and “ruining the viewing habits” of the world as legendary actress and director Jodie Foster did recently? That might be a bit strong.
“Going to the movies has become like a theme park,” the two-time Oscar winner says of the current state of affairs. “Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking — you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth.”
“It’s ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately the rest of the world. I don’t want to make $200 million movies about superheroes.” Sometimes she even finds herself questioning her career choices and asking herself, “Why didn’t I go into law school? Why didn’t I pursue the path of academia?”
For what we pay to see movies in a theater these days, going to the movies had better be like going to a GD theme park.
One movie-maker who disagrees with Foster’s hot take is Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who had a great response to Foster’s comments.
Rob Liefeld, the creator of Deadpool, and artist or writer for numerous other comics featuring the X-Men, New Mutants, and Deathstroke, also sided with Gunn on this issue.
On the flip side, Ted Hope, Amazon Studio’s Head of Motion Pictures Development, Production, & Acquisitions, tweeted Foster’s quote about movies “wrecking the earth.”
I guess we will all just agree to disagree on the matter.
So… when does Avengers: Infinity War come out again?
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