Roland Emmerich calls superhero movies ironically repetitive

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Roland Emmerich recently became the latest celebrity filmmaker to join the great superhero movie debate, and he didn’t hold back after claiming that the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DCEU, and even Star Wars is “ruining the industry a bit” by focusing on perceivable IP to prioritize originality.

Of course, it should be noted that Emmerich built his entire major career on big-budget blockbusters centered around cataclysmic disasters, so there’s an element of rocking in the greenhouse in his comment. that. However, undaunted, he doubled down on his criticism in an interview with Discussion about movieswhich doesn’t seem to contain any irony.

“How many superhero movies can you make? They’re generating like, 7 or 8 Spiderman [films]? It’s just boring to me… you don’t want to keep making the same movies over and over. ”

The director blew up, toppled, or wiped out entire series of famous landmarks while letting a talented cast of stars stare into the air with awe and amazement on their faces. Independence Day, Godzilla, The day after tomorrow, 2012, White House downand Falling Moon decided that comic book adaptations would continue to do the same thing permanently, and he was unimpressed.

After the biggest failure of 2022 so far, with Falling Moon only collected $18 million out of a $140 million budget at the box office a week after its premiere, studios and production companies may not be ready to go to bed with The Disaster Master again, so there could be a sour grape trail in his remarks. Roland Emmerich calls superhero movies ironically repetitive


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