Neill Blomkamp Doesn’t Hold Back In Response To Denis Villeneuve’s Marvel Criticism

Damn, son. District 9 and Demonic director Neill Blomkamp has had it with directors shitting on Marvel Studios movies. Or at least, he’s had it with Dune director Denis Villeneuve doing it. Villeneuve recently called said about Marvel films that  “there are too many Marvel movies that are nothing more than a cut and paste of others.”, one of a few pointed criticisms he had of superhero movies as a whole. Blomkamp didn’t hold back in his response…

I’ve seen some people leaping to Villeneuve’s defense, and I get it. Sure, it’s the man’s opinion and that’s perfectly okay. However, it doesn’t leave him free from the type of response he just got from Blomkamp.

Honestly, I don’t know why interviewers keep asking these directors questions about Marvel to begin with. Who the fuck cares what somebody who has never made one thinks? Let me take that back; I know why they ask the question. It’s to get exactly the kind of answer Villeneuve gave. I don’t know why Villeneuve, or Scorsese, or any of these other directors who have shit to say about Marvel, bother to respond. They’re only hurting themselves by alienating fans of the most popular movies in the world. What’s the upside?

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.