There has been a lot of criticism towards superhero films by big names in Hollywood as of late. While the likes of Steven Spielberg and Jason Statham are commonly accusing superhero films of being baseless and completely CGI based, we've yet to hear anything similar from a big-time superhero actor.
Nicholas Hoult, the man behind Beast in [X-Men: Days Of Future Past](tag:203942), has some very interesting things to stay pertaining to the state of superhero films lately.
Nicholas Hoult is 'frustrated' with superhero films?
In a recent sit-down with NME Magazine, Hoult was asked about his thoughts on the current state of superhero films.
"At times I’ll see superhero movies and admittedly be frustrated by them," said Hoult. "It does feel like some are just packaging and they’re not trying hard enough because they know it’s a bankable formula."
It is true, superhero films have become one of the most financially successful film genres of all time and each one seems to outdo it's predecessor. The Avengers, Man of Steel, Dark Knight, are just a few of these examples.
The immense success of The Avengers has really sparked the superhero craze and it is constantly expanding. Hoult's claim that some films choose to just "package" and attempt to make money is an accurate observation to some but blasphemy to others. We have only seen one film from the new DCEU, so is Hoult talking about the other big company?
Is Hoult talking about Marvel Studios?
Hoult clearly stated that he is not mentioning Fox's X-Men franchise, so who is he talking about?
"I love the X-Men films because they have a heart to them and you have actors like Michael Fassbender who brings so much to the characters," he explained. "The superheroes in that world aren't smug. You don't want to watch someone who you know is going to win from the start just being awesome for two hours."
I think it is quite clear who Hoult is referring to here, and to many he is completely right. Let me first state that I love all my superhero films, DC, Marvel, or Fox. Many, however, have had a similar gripe towards Marvel films, especially after [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035); and with the recent clashes between Marvel and Fox's X-Men with the cancellation of the X-Men comics.
Everyone has their personal preference in superhero films so Hoult's opinion is neither here nor there. To some, he may definitely have made some good points but this isn't the first time actors from different studios have attacked others. I highly recommend just enjoying all of the awesome new films set to release within the coming years! Everything from Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadpool, [X-Men: Apocalypse](tag:1194267), Suicide Squad, and of course [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), just to name a few! Just enjoy the geekiness!