Avatar director criticizes hero movies: ‘they look like they’re in college’

Joining the bandwagon of other renowned directors such as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, filmmaker James Cameron (Titanic and avatar) criticized the various hero films released by Hollywood in recent years.


In an interview with New York Times, the director criticized the little development of the characters of Marvel and DC. “When I look at these great movies — thinking about Marvel and DC — it doesn’t matter how old the characters are, they all act like they’re in college,” he told the paper.

“They do have relationships, but not really. They never let go of the struggle for the sake of the kids. The things that impact us and give us love and power and purpose… these characters don’t experience that, I don’t think it’s the right way.” to make movies,” Cameron said.


In addition to Cameron, Scorsese and Coppola, the filmmakers Dennis Villeneuve (Dune and The arrival), Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, 2012 and moonfall), Paul Verhoven (Instinct Wild), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (birdman and the return), Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) and, finally, Bong Joon-ho (Parasite).

comparison with avatar

On the other hand, the director says that fans of avatar will be able to see great development in the relationship of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña), the main couple in the film, in the sequel to the franchise.


Avatar’s protagonist couple will undergo major development in the next franchise films (Reproduction)

“In the first movie, Sam’s character essentially changes the course of history as a result of a near-suicidal leap of faith. Meanwhile, Zoe’s character also makes a dangerous leap and assumes there will be some big, beautiful leaves down there that can break the fall. But when you have children, you don’t think like that”, says the filmmaker.

avatar 2 opens on December 15th in Brazilian cinemas.

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