James Cameron Hopes Audiences Get Tired of Marvel Movies Soon: ‘There Are Other Stories To Tell’ In Sci-Fi

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In past 12 months, James Cameron has criticized many Hollywood blockbusters. 

For example, he stated that "The Force Awakens" was a film that "lacked imagination," he also criticized "Wonder Woman" for being "a step backward" and now he's taking shots at "The Avengers." 

Yep, James Cameron has had enough of Marvel. At least that's what he told reporters earlier on Friday (via IndieWire): 

“I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron said. “Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!”

I don't know what's more surprising, Cameron criticizing "The Avengers," even though he's about launch three straight "Avatar" sequels, or using the term "Oy."  

Sure, he's right, some of the MCU is quite bland and rote. 

Truth be told?  The 2010s have had a wide variety of really good science fiction movies despite those movies:

Ex Machina, Looper, Arrival, Edge of Tomorrow,  Source Code,Mad Max; Fury Road,  Melancholia, Attack the Block, Upstream Color, Her, Interstellar, Snowpiercer, Inception, Gravity, Prometheus, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Super 8, Limitless, Under the Skin, Predestination, Dredd, Safety Not Guaranteed, Pacific Rim, The Martian, Midnight Special.

That's 24 good to great Science Fiction films released in the last 7 years. I think we can safely assert that we're living in a sort of golden-age for sci-fi and genre fare.

The next time I moan and groan about how the only movies coming out these days are sequels, remakes, and Marvel garbage please LINK BACK TO THIS POST and set me straight. 


No need to criticize comic book movies because they hamper down "real" science fiction, there's plenty of room for everyone. In fact, it seems like Marvel movies are making mainstream audiences hungrier for legit sci-fi.