Piano director Jane Campion expressed her distaste for superhero movies while attending the recent AFI Festival in Los Angeles.
The 67-year-old director — who also made the critically acclaimed shining star and Top of the Lake — spoke to Variety about her disdain for high-budget flicks.
I hate them. The director who promotes The Power Of The Dog series said I really hate them.
Not that kind of movie: Jane Campion expressed her hatred for superhero movies while attending the recent AFI festival in Los Angeles.
The director, who previously received the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, expressed that “I think it’s safe to say I’d never do” a superhero film.
Campion went on to express that she doesn’t see the comic book-based features as more than just loud and fast entertainment.
It is very noisy and ridiculous. Sometimes you get a good giggle, but I don’t know what the thing is with capes, an adult man in tights, she said.
The director also believes that the inspiration behind the superhero movie genre itself “must come from mummering”.
Veteran director Pedro Almodovar also noted that if he’s going to direct a movie based on the comic book, it should take place in his signature style at the front.
Guessing: The filmmaker also thought the inspiration behind the same genre of superhero movies ‘must come from pantomime’
Speaking of his opinion: Veteran director Pedro Almodóvar also noted that if he’s going to direct a comedy based on the books, it should happen in his signature style at the front; It was seen earlier this month
“I’d like to do something with Batgirl,” he said, “but I have to do it my own way.”
Campion is preparing for the upcoming US release of her Western drama, The Power of the Dog.
The film is based on Thomas Savage’s novel of the same name, originally published in 1967.
Coming soon: Campion prepares for the highly anticipated US release of her western drama series, The Power of the Dog
The film revolves around a rancher who faces a personal struggle when his brother decides to marry a widowed innkeeper and takes her son under his wing.
Jane’s comments came after award-winning Hollywood director Ridley Scott called superhero movies “boring as s***”.
The 83-year-old director of House Of Gucci criticized films of this type for the lack of quality in the stories and suggested that the flicks in the Marvel Cinematic Universe depended too much on “special effects”.
The best movies are led by characters, and we’ll come to superheroes next if you want, because I’m going to break them. I will crush her. Ridley said on Deadline that they’re as boring as sex.
Talk: Sir Ridley Scott described superhero movies as “boring as ***”. Seen earlier this month in Los Angeles
The acclaimed director claims to have directed three epic superhero films and has suggested that the blame for bad scenarios is his lack of love for the genre.
‘Their scripts are not good,’ said Ridley. I think I made three great superhero movies.
One of them will be Alien with Sigourney Weaver. One will be f***ing Gladiator, and the other will be (Blade Runner).
Blunt: The 83-year-old director criticized films of this genre for the lack of quality in the stories and suggested that the flicks in the Marvel Cinematic Universe depended too much on “special effects”; Here is the Avengers poster
They are superhero movies. So why don’t superhero movies have better stories?
‘sorry. I got off the railroad, but I mean, come on. They are mostly saved by special effects, and this gets boring for everyone who works with special effects, if you have the money.
Ridley also confirmed that the script for a possible sequel to Gladiator has already been written.
Exciting: Ridley has also confirmed that the script for the highly anticipated sequel to Gladiator has already been written
The director said: Oh, that’s written. It has already been written. We have a good footprint and a good and logical place to go. You can’t just make another gladiator-type movie.
“You have to follow…there are enough elements from the first one to catch the ball and keep going.”
Ridley also revealed that he wasn’t a huge fan of Roman epics prior to directing the 2000 movie starring Russell Crowe and winning the Academy Award for Best Picture.
He explained: “I love making period films. I love searching. I like to make some kind of period scents. I guess what we did with Gladiator I… I don’t like to criticize other things that have happened before, but I honestly haven’t been a huge fan of Hollywood Roman epics.