The director of one of the highest grossing films of all time James Cameron spoke to reporters about the superhero movies of Marvel and DC studios. With Avengers: Infinity War release around the corner, James Cameron had something to say about the movies. He called it: “hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process.”
The director has taken a dig at the heavy-budget movies as he believes that there are other stories to be told in the sci-fi genre. However, he is afraid that Avengers ‘fatigue’ is near, he believes the homogeny of all the superhero movies will eventually result in tedious two hours rather than an entertaining and engaging film.
However, this doesn’t seem to be the first time Cameron has annoyed fandoms, in 2016 he accused JJ Abrams of “lacking visual imagination” as an auteur of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He added: “I have to say that I felt that George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before.”
Cameron has four other sequels of his legendary film Avatar. The fatigue he talks about is the stagnant nature of storytelling in the superhero movies, with minimal growth in characters and the storylines they are involved in.
He also disputed against the portrayal of Wonder Woman labeled as feminist. Cameron said in August 2017. “She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie, but to me, it’s a step backwards.”
He has also expressed issues with Iron Man movies, Star Wars and Netflix as a platform for releasing feature films, “I’m not into it — I think it’s a stupid idea. The sanctity of the theater-going experience is something I never really want to see go away,” he told Toronto Sun in August 2017.