Director William Friedkin who is best known for having directed films such as ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘The French Connection’ has stuck his proverbial thumb in the eye of superhero movies and accused them of ruining cinema.
The critically acclaimed, but outspoken director has stated that movies such as Spider-Man, The Avengers and their ilk represent the downfall of cinema.
While speaking to the Guardian newspaper from the Champs-Elysees Film Festival in Paris, he said: “Films used to be rooted in gravity. They were about real people doing real things.”
He added: “Today, cinema is all about Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Avengers, Hunger Games in America: all kinds of stuff that I have no interest in seeing at all.”
Friedkin recently directed the second season of True Detective alongside Fast & Furious 6‘s Justin Lin.