Adam Devine, the actor known for his roles in the Pitch Perfect films and Workaholics, recently made headlines for his comments about Marvel movies. In an interview with Theo Von's This Past Weekend podcast, Devine said that he believes Marvel movies have "ruined" the comedy genre in Hollywood.
Devine's argument is that Marvel movies have set a precedent for big-budget, effects-driven films that are expected to be funny. This has made it difficult for smaller, independent comedies to get made, as studios are less likely to invest in them. Devine also argues that Marvel movies have made audiences less forgiving of traditional comedies, as they have come to expect a certain level of spectacle and action.
Devine's comments have been met with mixed reactions. Some people agree with him, arguing that Marvel movies have indeed had a negative impact on the comedy genre. Others disagree, arguing that there are still plenty of good comedies being made, and that Marvel movies are not to blame for the decline of the genre.
It is important to note that Devine is not the first person to criticize Marvel movies. In 2019, Martin Scorsese called Marvel movies "not cinema" and said that they were "theme parks." Quentin Tarantino has also criticized Marvel movies, saying that they are "not my cup of tea."
Whether or not you agree with Devine's comments, it is clear that Marvel movies have had a significant impact on Hollywood. They have become the most popular genre of film in the world, and they have changed the way that studios make movies. It will be interesting to see how the comedy genre evolves in the years to come, and whether or not Marvel movies will continue to have a negative impact on it.
Here are some additional points that Devine made about Marvel movies and comedy:
- Marvel movies have made audiences "expect a certain level of spectacle and action" in comedies.
- Marvel movies have made it difficult for smaller, independent comedies to get made.
- Marvel movies have made audiences less forgiving of traditional comedies.
- He said that he still enjoys watching Marvel movies, but he does not think they are "real comedies."
Devine's comments are certainly thought-provoking, and they raise some interesting questions about the future of the comedy genre in Hollywood. It will be interesting to see how studios respond to his comments, and whether or not they make any changes to the way they make comedies.