Jodie Foster Slams Superhero Movies While Praising This Multiverse Gem
We all feel that superhero fatigue.
- The superhero genre is in decline, as evidenced by the failures of recent films like The Marvels and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
- Jodie Foster thinks that superhero movies are a phase that has gone on too long and hopes that something else will take their place.
- The actress praises Everything Everywhere All at Once, which she calls one of her favorite films of all time and a major influence on her.
Talk of the decline of superhero blockbusters has been around for several years, but this year superhero fatigue seems to have reached its peak, as evidenced by the failures of films like The Marvels and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Why Do Superhero Movies Decline?
Why has the hype around people in tight suits died down? It's simple: audiences are tired of the genre. Superhero content is growing in popularity, and after the pandemic era, it has begun to occupy not only movie screens, but small screens as well.
Starting in 2021, the MCU has put a special emphasis on TV series. Going to the Marvel movies is no longer a special event. In fact, the MCU has become a non-stop pipeline that strives to entertain you anywhere and everywhere.
However, there is nothing unnatural about the decline of superhero movies. Hollywood has exploited certain genres at different times in its history. In the twentieth century, westerns, musicals, and disaster movies led the box office, but sooner or later they all found themselves on the sidelines.
This does not mean that this is the end of their story, they live on, but no longer make hundreds of millions, which is why they are made in much smaller quantities. The same thing will happen to the superhero genre, and most likely very soon.
Jodie Foster Is Tired of Superhero Movies...
Jodie Foster, star of The Silence of the Lambs and the upcoming fourth season of True Detective ( to be released January 14, 2024), agrees. According to the actress, the superhero genre is just a phase that has gone on too long:
“It's a phase that's lasted a little too long for me, but it's a phase, and I've seen so many different phases. […] And those movies don't change my life. Hopefully there'll be room for everything else.”
…But Praises This Multiverse Gem
At the same time, Foster is full of praise for the film, which can be described as a superhero movie at the highest level of quality – Everything Everywhere All at Once. The actress admits that it is perhaps her favorite movie of all time and that it had a strong influence on her.
Everything Everywhere All at Once really outshines, if not all, then at least the last Marvel movies, not only in terms of fantasy, sincerity and originality, but also in terms of pure entertainment.
Yes, Everything Everywhere All at Once is a movie about the multiverse that everyone's already tired of, but here it's just a way to clearly show what's going on inside the main character – a simple woman. It makes the audience feel her experiences, and as surprising as it may seem, it was through such an absurd concept, where two stones talk to each other, that the creators managed to convey their idea.