If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Deadline)   Jodie Foster compares superhero movies to fracking   ( deadline.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award-winning actress, superhero movie, superhero pics, Jodie Foster, similar blockbusters, Earth, final jab  
•       •       •

3894 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 01 Jan 2018 at 9:33 PM (28 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



221 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2018-01-01 05:26:54 PM  
The Primer.
 
2018-01-01 05:32:23 PM  
I compare 'Nell" to a steaming pile of dog shiate.
 
2018-01-01 05:39:49 PM  
when was the last time she was relevant?
 
2018-01-01 06:03:37 PM  
I would drag my dick through a mile of broken glass just to hear her fart through a walkie talkie, so everyone just shut up.
 
2018-01-01 07:35:22 PM  
Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is

OK two points:  A) who the fark do you think you are to decide what kind of movies other people should watch...not every movie has to be Schindler's List? and B) isn't appealing to the masses and shareholders exactly what a studio is supposed to do?
 
2018-01-01 07:53:50 PM  
Hollywood never made shiatty movies before 2008.
 
2018-01-01 09:02:12 PM  

fusillade762: Hollywood never made shiatty movies before 2008.


The filter of time weeds out a lot of crap.  Greatness and occasionally the truly awful are remembered but the majority of the bell curve is usually forgotten
 
2018-01-01 09:33:21 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is

OK two points:  A) who the fark do you think you are to decide what kind of movies other people should watch...not every movie has to be Schindler's List? and B) isn't appealing to the masses and shareholders exactly what a studio is supposed to do?


She isn't deciding what movies people should watch. She's deciding what movies she wants to make, and what movies she dislikes. Meh, I'm sick to death of superhero movies myself.
 
2018-01-01 09:39:34 PM  
What was Contact, Jodie?

\really, she's bemoaning that's Hollywood doesn't make films about underage prostitutes anymore
\\she built her career on those
 
2018-01-01 09:42:09 PM  
She's right, you know.
 
2018-01-01 09:42:29 PM  

ManateeGag: when was the last time she was relevant?


Three days ago, give or take, if you are only counting the actual day that Black Mirror released on Netflix, considering the critical acclaim her episode has received.

That's not to say I agree with her, because I don't, but argumentum ad hominem is not why.
 
2018-01-01 09:42:32 PM  

knbber2: I compare 'Nell" to a steaming pile of dog shiate.


Aren't you being a bit harsh on steaming piles of dog shiate?
 
2018-01-01 09:43:29 PM  
She's not really wrong. At least adult/non-CGI/non-superhero stuff has migrated to TV and streaming.
 
2018-01-01 09:44:31 PM  

knbber2: I compare 'Nell" to a steaming pile of dog shiate.


You know, I just watched Doctor Strange the other day. I'd watch Nell again instead.
 
2018-01-01 09:45:06 PM  

someonelse: Sin_City_Superhero: Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is

OK two points:  A) who the fark do you think you are to decide what kind of movies other people should watch...not every movie has to be Schindler's List? and B) isn't appealing to the masses and shareholders exactly what a studio is supposed to do?

She isn't deciding what movies people should watch. She's deciding what movies she wants to make, and what movies she dislikes. Meh, I'm sick to death of superhero movies myself.


I'm sick to death of Rom-coms. Alas, the world turns.

The only reason the super hero trend works is because one studio decided to make a universe where the story connects, and not in just a cameo crossover way. We had spaghetti western of the 50s, spys in the 60s, a giant gaping hole of suck in the 70s, dystopian future 80s, and sacarine happy ending 90s, and Michael Bay Explosions 00s. It will end.

If she wants to change it, kudos. I wouldn't mind more diversity. As long as they aren't lazy phone in movies like Valarian, I could use more enthusiasm on movies bucking the trends into 2020.
 
2018-01-01 09:46:04 PM  
We'll see what she's made of when Disney backs up a dump truck full of money for her to play Squirrel Girl.
 
2018-01-01 09:47:23 PM  
She added, "Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking - you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth."

I'm completely unsurprised that she doesn't actually know what fracking is or how it works, but I'm somewhat surprised that she apparently doesn't understand how hollywood works, or how inexhaustible/renewable a resource going for the lowest common audience is in filmmaking.

I mean, this is the woman who voluntarily participated in Motherhood, Anna and the King, and Elysium, so selling out to mass-market crap for a quick buck is practically her personal area of expertise.  You'd think she'd have a bit deeper insight into the process.
 
2018-01-01 09:47:32 PM  

This text is now purple: What was Contact, Jodie?

\really, she's bemoaning that's Hollywood doesn't make films about underage prostitutes anymore
\\she built her career on those


I am not sure that I would describe Contact as a Superhero film, unless we are then describing all high concept Science Fiction as superhero films, which is one hell of a stretch.

Let's keep in mind that in TFA Foster herself did not rule out making a superhero film - She just said she didn't believe there is enough character focus in them (something I patently disagree with, in many cases, but not all - I just believe that the generalization in this case is not apt). Mostly, I feel like she ineptly overgeneralized here, and in doing so made an incredibly silly statement.
 
2018-01-01 09:47:43 PM  
Because 'Maverick' was a towering epic of deep psychological complexity that made Alfred Hitchcock's filmography look like a 2nd grader filming his Star Wars and GI Joe figures with a HandyCam.....
 
2018-01-01 09:51:22 PM  

Leishu: This text is now purple: What was Contact, Jodie?

\really, she's bemoaning that's Hollywood doesn't make films about underage prostitutes anymore
\\she built her career on those

I am not sure that I would describe Contact as a Superhero film, unless we are then describing all high concept Science Fiction as superhero films, which is one hell of a stretch.

Let's keep in mind that in TFA Foster herself did not rule out making a superhero film - She just said she didn't believe there is enough character focus in them (something I patently disagree with, in many cases, but not all - I just believe that the generalization in this case is not apt). Mostly, I feel like she ineptly overgeneralized here, and in doing so made an incredibly silly statement.


The lack of character is precisely why superhero films are getting tiresome to me. There's absolutely no risk for a character to change, to die, to lose. Other than carefully handled exceptions character is ridden on rails through a plot of fights. There are never any surprises, not even a little bit.
 
2018-01-01 09:54:04 PM  
She's a lesbian past her prime. I imagine some people are frothing-at-the-mouth at her comment. Effortless troll.
 
2018-01-01 09:54:13 PM  
"I feel like I make movies because there are things I have to say in order to figure out who I am or my place in the world, or for me to evolve as a person."

I'm guessing she does this for free then ?  Sorry Bit's it's the economy stupid !
 
2018-01-01 09:55:22 PM  

Leishu: This text is now purple: What was Contact, Jodie?

\really, she's bemoaning that's Hollywood doesn't make films about underage prostitutes anymore
\\she built her career on those

I am not sure that I would describe Contact as a Superhero film, unless we are then describing all high concept Science Fiction as superhero films, which is one hell of a stretch.

Let's keep in mind that in TFA Foster herself did not rule out making a superhero film - She just said she didn't believe there is enough character focus in them (something I patently disagree with, in many cases, but not all - I just believe that the generalization in this case is not apt). Mostly, I feel like she ineptly overgeneralized here, and in doing so made an incredibly silly statement.


That's a pretty cogent, well-reasoned (and reasonable) post.  You do understand you are logged in too Fark, right?
 
2018-01-01 09:57:09 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: She's not really wrong. At least adult/non-CGI/non-superhero stuff has migrated to TV and streaming.


Phantom Thread is in theaters right now and is pretty good (as in, critically well-regarded, not just that I like it personally), Shape of Water is also in theaters and is outright surrealist in concept, and I, Tonya is out and is a straight-up documentary for terminally out-of-touch people who still give a shiat about that whole deal, which seems like it might be you given the "kids these days" complaining.

Go watch those instead of posting complaints on the internet about how people should stop liking what you don't like... not only is it a better use of your time, but all you'e proving here is that you're too dumb to read a showtimes list.  It's Oscar season, man, we have like one action flick in theaters to cling to through the usual flood of shiatty, overly-pretentious crap that floods the entire space every goddamned year, mostly pointed directly at idiots like you who watch films based on some imaginary genre-related cultural cachet instead of actually learning to tell the different between good cinema and bad for yourself.

Seriously, the entirety of movieland serves only your stupid, stupid demographic right now, go spend all day at the theater and leave us normal people alone for a while.
 
2018-01-01 09:57:17 PM  
I misread the word "fracking", and my interest sharply diminished after clicking the link.
 
2018-01-01 09:57:47 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Leishu: This text is now purple: What was Contact, Jodie?

\really, she's bemoaning that's Hollywood doesn't make films about underage prostitutes anymore
\\she built her career on those

I am not sure that I would describe Contact as a Superhero film, unless we are then describing all high concept Science Fiction as superhero films, which is one hell of a stretch.

Let's keep in mind that in TFA Foster herself did not rule out making a superhero film - She just said she didn't believe there is enough character focus in them (something I patently disagree with, in many cases, but not all - I just believe that the generalization in this case is not apt). Mostly, I feel like she ineptly overgeneralized here, and in doing so made an incredibly silly statement.

The lack of character is precisely why superhero films are getting tiresome to me. There's absolutely no risk for a character to change, to die, to lose. Other than carefully handled exceptions character is ridden on rails through a plot of fights. There are never any surprises, not even a little bit.


How much change is needed?

Just asking. The D.C. heroes, I would agree, but Marvel has a bit of course correction for characters. In particular would be Daredevil on streaming, Quake for t.v. and I would say Iron Man and Captian America for the movies.
 
2018-01-01 09:58:43 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: The lack of character is precisely why superhero films are getting tiresome to me. There's absolutely no risk for a character to change, to die, to lose. Other than carefully handled exceptions character is ridden on rails through a plot of fights. There are never any surprises, not even a little bit.


I personally feel that Civil War broke that mold quite a bit, at least, so hopefully we will see more of that? Of course that may have been exactly the carefully handled exception you were referring to.

She is definitely not wrong that the majority fit the "on-rails" mold.
 
2018-01-01 09:59:17 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: She's not really wrong. At least adult/non-CGI/non-superhero stuff has migrated to TV and streaming.

Phantom Thread is in theaters right now and is pretty good (as in, critically well-regarded, not just that I like it personally), Shape of Water is also in theaters and is outright surrealist in concept, and I, Tonya is out and is a straight-up documentary for terminally out-of-touch people who still give a shiat about that whole deal, which seems like it might be you given the "kids these days" complaining.

Go watch those instead of posting complaints on the internet about how people should stop liking what you don't like... not only is it a better use of your time, but all you'e proving here is that you're too dumb to read a showtimes list.  It's Oscar season, man, we have like one action flick in theaters to cling to through the usual flood of shiatty, overly-pretentious crap that floods the entire space every goddamned year, mostly pointed directly at idiots like you who watch films based on some imaginary genre-related cultural cachet instead of actually learning to tell the different between good cinema and bad for yourself.

Seriously, the entirety of movieland serves only your stupid, stupid demographic right now, go spend all day at the theater and leave us normal people alone for a while.


Take the burr out of your butt, dude. You're on like a hysterical ninny.
 
2018-01-01 09:59:45 PM  
I had the most fun over the holidays watching " The Tic " series' and " What We Do In The Shadows " movie.  Also what the bleep do we know and spare change documentary (?) movies.
 
2018-01-01 10:03:13 PM  

Jingle Strangle: She's a lesbian past her prime. I imagine some people are frothing-at-the-mouth at her comment. Effortless troll.


Crap, I let my Lesbian Prime Membership expire!
 
2018-01-01 10:04:19 PM  

Old Man Winter: Jingle Strangle: She's a lesbian past her prime. I imagine some people are frothing-at-the-mouth at her comment. Effortless troll.

Crap, I let my Lesbian Prime Membership expire!


I keep mine just for the free shipping.
 
2018-01-01 10:04:34 PM  
I'd compare superhero movies to spinning a knitting needle 5 inches up inside your nose.
 
2018-01-01 10:06:14 PM  

Old Man Winter: Jingle Strangle: She's a lesbian past her prime. I imagine some people are frothing-at-the-mouth at her comment. Effortless troll.

Crap, I let my Lesbian Prime Membership expire!


I guess that explains why her opinion was delivered eight years after it could have possibly been considered relevant or topical.
 
2018-01-01 10:07:19 PM  

This text is now purple: What was Contact, Jodie?


A high concept sci-fi movie that was Robert Zemekis's first movie after winning an Oscar?
 
2018-01-01 10:15:57 PM  
Jody has her opinions and I have mine.

I'm OK with that.
 
2018-01-01 10:17:25 PM  

Jingle Strangle: She's a lesbian past her prime. I imagine some people are frothing-at-the-mouth at her comment. Effortless troll.


What does her being a lesbian have to with this?
 
2018-01-01 10:19:01 PM  

mudpants: Old Man Winter: Jingle Strangle: She's a lesbian past her prime. I imagine some people are frothing-at-the-mouth at her comment. Effortless troll.

Crap, I let my Lesbian Prime Membership expire!

I keep mine just for the free shipping.


Are we not doing 'phrasing' anymore?
 
2018-01-01 10:20:36 PM  

ManateeGag: when was the last time she was relevant?


That's the problem, she isn't.  Now if she had been able to land a role in a superhero or big budget sci-fi movie in the last several years, you can bet she would be talking about how great it is that the art of comic books is finally getting the respect it deserves.
 
2018-01-01 10:22:12 PM  
I think she's under the impression that movies are something more than entertainment. She's an actor. An actor is a person that plays make believe for a living. That is all.
 
2018-01-01 10:22:21 PM  
She's not wrong. Dumbing people down (which is what this tripe does) isn't really much different than the kind of dumbing down Americans receive from the oil industry.
 
2018-01-01 10:22:43 PM  

mudpants: Old Man Winter: Jingle Strangle: She's a lesbian past her prime. I imagine some people are frothing-at-the-mouth at her comment. Effortless troll.

Crap, I let my Lesbian Prime Membership expire!

I keep mine just for the free shipping.


They charge for that now? D:
 
2018-01-01 10:24:28 PM  
Old biatch yells at cloud.
 
2018-01-01 10:24:33 PM  

Jim_Callahan: It's Oscar season, man, we have like one action flick in theaters to cling to through the usual flood of shiatty, overly-pretentious crap that floods the entire space every goddamned year, mostly pointed directly at idiots like you who watch films based on some imaginary genre-related cultural cachet instead of actually learning to tell the different between good cinema and bad for yourself.


There are, literally, two big types of Hollywood movies these days: CGI circle-jerks and Hollywood self-aggrandizing circle-jerks.
 
2018-01-01 10:24:37 PM  

zepillin: Jody has her opinions and I have mine.

I'm OK with that.


wearysloth.comView Full Size
 
2018-01-01 10:26:37 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: AppleOptionEsc: We had spaghetti western of the 50s, spys in the 60s, a giant gaping hole of suck in the 70s, dystopian future 80s, and sacarine happy ending 90s, and Michael Bay Explosions 00s. It will end.


Giant gaping hole of suck in the 70's?  A Clockwork Orange, MASH, Five Easy Pieces, The French Connection, Close Encounters, The Exorcist, All the Presidents Men, Blazing Saddles, Godfather 1 and 2, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Chinatown, Deliverance, Mean Streets, Jaws, The Deer Hunter,The Last Picture Show, Young Frankenstein, Apocalypse Now, American Graffiti.....

/Maybe I misunderstood your meaning?
 
2018-01-01 10:27:55 PM  
Jodie Foster?

s2.quickmeme.comView Full Size
 
2018-01-01 10:30:07 PM  
Well she's not entirely wrong...

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2018-01-01 10:30:24 PM  
Jodie Foster is a goddamn national treasure,  so you can all suck it.

Happy New Year!
 
2018-01-01 10:31:16 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: She's not really wrong. At least adult/non-CGI/non-superhero stuff has migrated to TV and streaming.


Get Out was a huge box office hit and one of the most profitable movies ever in terms of return on investment. The Big Sick also did really well last year and found its audience.

Make good movies and people will watch them. They may not make a billion dollars at the box office, but they'll likely be profitable.
 
2018-01-01 10:32:34 PM  
Jodie Foster is good friends with Mel "Sugar Tits" Gibson.
 
Displayed 50 of 221 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report