Ethan Hawke praises Logan and clarifies 'criticism'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 October 2018
Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke has praised 'Logan' and insisted he would never criticise the film after getting backlash for saying it was good but not great

Ethan Hawke has praised 'Logan' and insisted he would never criticise the film.

The 47-year-old actor courted controversy over the summer when he suggested Hugh Jackman's final 'Wolverine' film - which was released year - was good but not great.

Discussing his love for comic books and their big screen adaptations, he has now told Collider: "One of the things that's cool about that is that's because for a long time - I thought about this for a little bit - for a long time, comic books and people who cared about comic books were ghetto-ized.

"And it was made to feel small. And now they run the table. And there's been this giant switch in my lifetime, I mean, like I am a comic book geek, I've seen all those [movies].

"The idea that I'm the one criticizing them is a joke, because I - there's very few things I enjoy more - this is something I teach my son - that something about being a geek is being real. That's what it means: I'm gonna be real."

He went on to suggest that people mistook his comments for criticism when in fact he claimed he making "a much more nuanced point".

He added: "I don't think you should be scared to say that you love something or that you hate something and that's the job of movies and music.

"It's not to be liked. It's to stir up conversation. And I was talking about a much more nuances point about money in America and what our obsession with the accumulation of wealth is."

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