Valerian Director Criticizes Superhero Films And Captain America

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets director, Luc Besson, recently slammed both superhero movies and Captain America. He feels there are too many superhero movies being made in Hollywood today and preferred it back in the old days.

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Besson made the comments during an interview with Cinepop. He preferred the Hollywood landscape over ten years ago when there weren't so many superhero films being made. He feels that the genre is oversaturated. You can read what he had to say below.

Totally. It was great 10 years ago when we see the first Spider-Man and Iron Man. But now, it's like number five, six, seven; the superhero is working with another superhero, but it's not the same family. I'm lost

He says the characters in his own film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets are more relatable because they don't have powers. He says that they are cops and they are still heroic for doing their job. He doesn't seem to like characters in movies that are not relatable to him.

During the same interview, he slammed the character of Captain America for being propaganda. He says the name of the character boasts America's supremacy. He feels other countries don't have character called Captain Brazil or Captain France or something like that.

To be fair, Captain America was created in 1941 during World War II. The character served as an inspiration for American troops that were fighting in the real war. The character's values may have changed over the years, but it wouldn't have made sense if Marvel decided to change his name to something else.

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