Stephen Dorff takes a dim view of comic book movies, remarking that they look like ‘bad video games’. Dorff says he looks for higher quality movies than superhero movies.
‘I still hunt out the good shit because I don’t want to be in Black Widow,’ he told The Independent. ‘It looks like garbage to me. It looks like a bad video game. I’m embarrassed for those people. I’m embarrassed for Scarlett!‘
Dorff says that people like Johansson are paid handsomely to be in such movies, but questions the workmanship and quality involved and as such, whether a real professional would bother accepting a role.
He went on: ‘I’m sure she got paid five, seven million bucks, but I’m embarrassed for her. I don’t want to be in those movies. I really don’t. I’ll find that kid director that’s gonna be the next Kubrick and I’ll act for him instead.’
Dorff took time to then shit on year’s Oscars ceremony, which he was not a fan of. ‘This year’s Oscars were the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever seen,’ he confessed.
‘My business is becoming a big game show. You have actors that don’t have a clue what they’re doing. You have filmmakers that don’t have a clue what they’re doing. We’re all in these little boxes on these streamers. TV, film – it’s all one big clusterfuck of content now.‘
Some might say that Dorff is a hypocrite, having appeared in Blade. However, all the cool kids know that Blade, back then, was a hot new thing. Fresh. So was X-Men. Dorff and Wesley Snipes were doing this kind of thing when it was cool. And better, actually.
Some comic book movies still work of course, but we’re talking about the overwrought and bloated kitsch here, aren’t we?