Oscar winner Jodie Foster has expressed her feelings on the superhero genre, and it is safe to say that most of us would disagree with her, at least on the surface. While speaking with Radio Times Magazine, Foster talked about how she thinks superhero films are damaging to moviegoers:
“Going to the movies has become like a theme park. 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 $200m movies about superheroes.”
It is a good thing for fans like us that Jodie Foster isn’t running Marvel Studios. While the tentpoles and blockbusters tend to have more spectacle and less of an artistic approach, I enjoy both types of films and would say there is room for both.
As we are sure Foster begrudgingly understands, a studio’s main objective is to make money, just as any other business, and the superhero genre has for the most part proven to be a cash cow, studios will keep making these huge movies, as long as there is demand for them, as well as profits to be made.
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Source: Radio Times Magazine (via CinemaBlend)