Jodie Foster blasts superhero movies
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 December 2017
Award-winning actress Jodie Foster has hit out at superhero films, saying they are "ruining the viewing habits of moviegoers"
Jodie Foster believes superhero films are "ruining the viewing habits of moviegoers".
The Academy Award-winning star has hit out at big budget blockbuster movies made in Hollywood, saying that the current fascination with superhero films is doing long-term damage to the industry.
She explained: "Going to the movies has become like a theme park. Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking - you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth."
Jodie, 55, didn't cite any particular films - but she admitted to being specifically concerned about the impact of superhero movies.
Speaking to the Radio Times, the veteran star shared: "It's ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately the rest of the world. I don't want to make $200 million movies about superheroes."
This comes shortly after Jodie revealed she makes movies to "figure out who she is".
The actress-turned-director said that her films help her to evolve as an individual, which is one of the reasons they're so important to her.
She explained: "Some directors love cranes and CGI and spectacle, but that is not why I make movies. I feel like I make movies because there are things I have to say in order to figure out who I am or my place in the world, or for me to evolve as a person.
"But until you get to the end of your movie you don't always realise why you were obsessed with that particular thing."