Marvel is no stranger to hating, especially with its Phase 4 also turning many of its fans against the studio. Many celebrities have also joined in the criticism, including Oscar-winning directors Martin Scorsese and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. And now actress Jennifer Aniston has joined the list.
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In general, Marvel has been criticized for following a formulaic structure in its films and shows, with Ant man is the most common example. Martin Scorsese also called Marvel products theme park rides and not traditional cinema.
Jennifer Aniston’s take on big cinema
Most popular for her role on friends as Rachel Green and We are the millersJennifer Aniston has finally returned to television with the Apple TV+ series The morning show. In an interview with Variety, the actor weighed in on the Marvel debate:
“You see what’s available out there, and it’s getting smaller and smaller in terms of big Marvel movies … or things that I’m not just asked for or really interested in living in a green screen.”
The criticism of visual effects overpowering the film’s selling point is nothing new, just look at Disney’s Lion King make new or avatar. Most films use green screen backgrounds to add things later, which could make it difficult for many actors to get into the role.
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Also, as pointed out by Martin Scorsese, the argument that Marvel movies take up a large chunk of cinema is nothing new. Most blockbuster hits are superhero movies, sequels or remakes, which doesn’t leave much room for original productions.
What is the solution?
Although criticism of Marvel films has been plentiful, not many solutions have been proposed. Previously, Mark Ruffalo proposed a subsidy “Cinema of a Different Kind” by a national endowment for the arts, but that option might be far-fetched.
On the other hand, Jennifer Aniston noted:
“I think we should revive. Let’s bring the ‘Conditions of Affection’ out again. You know, ‘Heaven Can Wait’, ‘Young Frankenstein’, ‘Blazing Saddles’, ‘Goodbye Girl’.”
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By recommending a series of comedy related productions that friends The actor directly notes the alternative to Marvel films, which are also accused of bordering on comedy.
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Jennifer Aniston further commented on how much she would love it “to make the era of Meg Ryan come back” since she was a fixture in romantic comedies, including the very popular, You have mail. She noted the comfort such films would bring to theaters when they hoped to return.
The morning show streaming on Apple TV+, Season 3 is on the way.