Stephen Dorff isn’t a fan of most movies these days, and he has a particular beef with a certain type: those built around superheroes.
“If comic book movies were more like when I started when we did Bladeor the few that have been decent over the years, like when [director Christopher] Nolan did The black Knight and reinvented Batman of Tim Burton, who is obviously a genius… when they were interesting, like when [director Stephen] Norrington did Bladeand [director[ Guillermo [del Toro] was fucking in it. But all that other trash is just embarrassing, you know what I mean?” Dorff said. the daily beast in an article published Wednesday. “I mean, God bless them, they make a lot of money, but their movies suck. And no one will remember them. No one will remember them black adam at the end of the day. I haven’t even seen that movie, it looked so bad.”
black adam, based on a DC Comics character and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, underperformed at the box office when it was released in October. Critics also derided it, and it has a rotten score of 39%, based on nearly 300 reviews, on rotten tomatoes.
Dorff also criticized Marvel’s remake of Blade, with Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali and slated for release in September 2024. Dorff said it wouldn’t be better than the 1998 release in which he faced Wesley Snipes. This film was directed by Stephen Norrington, who last directed another tale adapted from the comics, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
“Marvel is used to me destroying them anyway. How is this PG Blade film goes for you, this can’t have a director? “, He said before laughing. “Because anyone who goes there will laugh at everyone, because we’ve done it before and made the best of it. There’s no Steve Norrington there.”
Weekly entertainment reported in November that Yann Demange (Lovecraft Country) would lead Ali in the new Blade.
Dorff was at Sundance to promote his latest project, Divinity, a thriller starring Bella Thorne and Scott Bakula, directed by Eddie Alcazar. Dorff plays a character he described as “an Elon Musk with Asperger’s Syndrome.”
“I think Divinity should be bought by the majors, and if the majors were smart — if DC or any of those companies were doing cool things — they’d be looking for the next Eddie Alcazar, because that’s the future,” he said. declared. black adam and worthless garbage again and again.”
In July 2021, the actor memorably said he was “uncomfortablefor Scarlett Johansson ahead of the release of her big-budget solo Marvel movie, Black Widowin 2021.
Dorff’s acting credits date back to the 80s, in TV shows such as The new leave it to the beaver, Different strokes and Family ties, and include movies like Cecil B. Demented, Public enemies and Somewhere. He said he would do mainstream movies all the time if they were good.
“I mean mainstream movies – the few movies that hit theaters that do well, like [sequels to] Avatar and Superior gun — I don’t even know what it is. It’s all dumb to me,” he said. “I think film festivals are, in a way, kind of dumb, except for the fact that it brings filmmakers and people together and allows an audience to see your movie and you can launch and sell it there. But in general, most movies sell to streamers anyway, so it’s not really cinema.”
He described the films of 2022 as “awful”, and that being an actor is more difficult today because the filmmakers are less interesting.