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    “They Never Have Kids”: James Cameron Takes A Dig At Superhero Films

    James Cameron is certainly one of the biggest filmmakers on this planet. His films have grossed around US$6 billion globally. Cameron is also the only one to have directed the first two (‘Titanic‘ and ‘Avatar‘) of the five films in history to gross over $2 billion.

    The ‘Terminator‘ director is also a big critic of the DC and Marvel superhero films. In a recent interview, the 68-year-old called out these films and stated that the heroes never have kids or any kind of responsibility. Let’s find out in detail what the filmmaker said.

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    James Cameron Calls Out The Superhero Films

    James Cameron
    James Cameron

    In recent years, there’s been a growing resentment against the explosion of the Marvel and DC superhero films. Filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and now Cameron have been vocal about it.

    In an interview with GQ magazine, Cameron said that ‘Avatar: The Way of Water‘ is intended to be a ‘rebuke’ of modern superhero films. “I was consciously thinking to myself, all these superheroes, they never have kids“, he said.

    He continued, “They never really have to deal with the real things that hold you down and give you feet of clay in the real world.” The director also said that having kids can change a character.

    What do two characters who are warriors, who take chances and have no fear, do when they have children and they still have the epic struggle? Their instinct is to be fearless and do crazy things. Jump off cliffs, dive-bomb into the middle of an enemy armada, but you’ve got kids. What does that look like in a family setting?

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    Cameron Had Earlier Criticized DC And Marvel Films

    James Cameron
    James Cameron

    This is not the first instance of the Oscar-winning director taking potshots at the current Marvel and DC films. Earlier, Jim called out the lack of maturity of these characters.

    When I look at these big, spectacular films — I’m looking at you, Marvel, and DC — it doesn’t matter how old the characters are, they all act like they’re in college”, he said.

    “They have relationships, but they really don’t. They never hang up their spurs because of their kids. The things that really ground us and give us power, love, and a purpose? Those characters don’t experience it, and I think that’s not the way to make movies.

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