Steven Spielberg Reveals His Favorite Superhero Movie

Monday, 16 May 2016 - 7:12PM
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Monday, 16 May 2016 - 7:12PM
Steven Spielberg Reveals His Favorite Superhero Movie
Steven Spielberg is an Oscar winner, probably the most famous film director of all-time, and is easily the highest grossing director ever; doubling the output of his closest competitor. So when he gives his opinion on movies, people listen. And now the director of hits like E.T., Indiana Jones, and Jurassic Park has revealed what his favorite superhero movie is. 

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, the blockbuster maestro said the following:

Opening quote
"I love the Superman of Richard Donner, The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan, and the first Iron Man, but [the] superhero film that impressed me most is one that does not take itself too seriously: Guardians of the Galaxy. When his projection was over, I left with the feeling of having seen something new in movies, without any cynicism or fear of being dark when needed. There is a difference between heroes and superheroes. The hero is an ordinary person who is faced with a serious fact and acts to modify it. A hero is a person who, walking down the street, see[s] a car on fire and runs [to] help the person who is in the driver's seat, attached to the seat belt to loosen. [A] superhero is a person who, on the same scene, would fly to the car and try to turn it upside down and shake it using his super strength, until the driver is released. I identify more with the first example. Film[s of] everyday heroes."
Closing quote


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Pretty high praise. Not only does Spielberg apparently love Guardians, but he considers it to be unlike anything he'd ever seen before in a movie (I agree, that's why I ranked it as the best film in the MCU). That's an impressive statement to make, and it didn't go unnoticed by Guardians writer/director James Gunn, who said on Facebook that it was probably the greatest compliment he'd ever received.



Spielberg still isn't a huge fan of superhero movies overall, but I'm holding out hope that he'll get behind the camera on one someday. Maybe he could figure out what to do with Inhumans

Via: Collider.
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