Alien: Resurrection director Jean-Pierre Jeunet isn’t a fan of Joss Whedon or Marvel and says the MCU fans are a bunch of morons.
While talking with the Independent about the 1997 reboot, the director blasted Whedon for talking smack about him and included a jab about Marvel.
“I know Joss Whedon said some bad things about me,” said Jeunet. “I don’t care. I know if Joss Whedon had made the film himself, it probably would have been a big success. He’s very good at making films for American geeks – something for morons. Because he’s very good at making Marvel films. I hate this kind of movie. It’s so silly, so stupid.”
Joss Whedon was brought on the flick to resurrect Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley where the article says Whedon fought to set the film’s finale on Earth; however, it’s said the studio had other ideas in mind with space.
So when things changed Whedon said way back in 2005 that Jean-Pierre Jeunet “executed [my script] in such a ghastly fashion as to render it almost unwatchable.”
Jeunet doesn’t care and joked about the changes he made to Whedon’s script.
“Too bad, Joss Whedon!” he said.
Jeunet also has some choice words for people that don’t like the movie.
“I was a little bit concerned to watch my film – maybe I won’t like it?” he said. “No, it was great! I have a lot of shots that I love. For the people who don’t like it, I can say, ‘f’k you!’”
James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Copolla don’t like Marvel
Jean-Pierre Jeunet joins a list of filmmakers that don’t like the Marvel movies which includes James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Copolla.
Cameron recently said the Marvel movies act like the characters are all in college.
“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.”
Back in 2019, Scorses said, “I don’t see [Marvel films]. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”
Coppola also added in a separate appearance in France, “When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he’s right, because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration. I don’t know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again. Martin was kind when he said it’s not cinema. He didn’t say it’s despicable, which I just say it is.”