Luc Besson Doesn't Understand The Appeal of Superhero Movies

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Luc Besson's filmography is fairly impressive for a director that's never really received his due with critics. He directed "Nikita," "Leon," and "The Fifth Element" back to back to back between 1990-1997. Fine. Those three films alone have allowed him to have enough creative freedom to direct whatever he wanted after those. The problem is the ensuing films weren't very good ("The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc," "Angel-A," "Arthur and the Invisibles," "The Family). He made somewhat of a comeback in 2014 with the underrated "Lucy," The Recently released "Valerian" was one of the most frustrating and dazzling movies, but what worked was quite spectacular. The visuals were astonishing, and it was some of the best use of 3D I've ever seen. It tanked. Nobody came to see it. Its $200M budget hasn't helped distributors and producers tied to the product unleash frustrated moans.

Besson has been doing the interview rounds in the U.K and it seems like a superhero movie will definitely never be on his agenda. I could have totally seen him tackle the genre, his visual prowess has always been his strength and that blends well with Marvel and DCEU films He has, more or less, taken a stab at comic book culture in an interview he did with Bleeding Cool:

"It’s very hard for me to identify with a superhero because he has a superpower, and I don’t have a superpower, all I can see is his power and say ‘oh, thank you so much for saving my life, me, poor little human being.’ I don’t like this relationship. I cant identify with the guy, I’m not like him.