Horror icon Bruce Campbell recently explained why he believes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a “stupid” concept from the start. In fact, Campbell thinks the premise of BvS was so outlandish and nonsensical that the film never should have been made in the first place.
Campbell believes that the flick is representative of an all-around decline in filmmaking. The reasons for this, he explains, are all of the breakthroughs in special effects and CGI. The veteran actor says that all of these conveniences for those behind the camera have led to a drop-off in creativity, especially in superhero franchises.
“You know, effects should be used to tell a story… because, here’s what it is: the Evil Dead movies are about unsuspecting people with no special powers and things happened to them. So it’s survival by normal people. So that’s all you need. To a character [like] Ash from Evil Dead, he can be killed at any time. Car crash. He’s dead. But these guys who have this special superhero power, to me that’s Snoresville. If you don’t have kryptonite, then — Batman v Superman. Stupid, stupid, stupid concept. Never should’ve been made.
Superman who can like, make the world go backwards with centrifugal force. Batman can’t do that. Superman can frickin’ fly. He’s the man of steel. All he has—one hand on Batman’s esophagus, the story is over. So they spent a lot of money kidding themselves. Stop rinsing these superheroes! By the time we get through, they’re all going to have the same color hair, they’re all going to do the same stuff. What’s unusual about them?”
What bothers Campbell most about Batman v Superman isn’t that it’s a superhero movie, but that it doesn’t make sense for them to fight in the first place, especially given Superman’s abilities and Batman has no kryptonite. Do you agree with this take? Let us know in the comments!