Actor Bruce Campbell has unveiled some of hsi issues with big-budgeted superhero films.
Bruce Campbell is best known for his Evil Dead series but he does know a thing or two about superhero films. The actor did cameo in all three films in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. And for those hoping he’ll ever be in another one, Sam Raimi will have to be involved. Campbell spoke to Comicbook.com about this and his other issues with these blockbusters.
“That’s Sam Raimi all the way. Big blockbuster movies, whenever I see an actor get cast in one of those, I wince, because I go, ‘Oh, that poor son of a bitch is going to be in that suit for 10 years.’ If shooting schedule’s seven months of shooting, you get your one month in the Bahamas, and then you’re promoting for three months, then you go right back to the next sequel, back in that same f-ckingsuit.’”
Becoming a comic book character in a film is definitely a long commitment. Many actors are turned off by that aspect of it all and make an effort to avoid those roles. But that’s not the only thing that bothers Campbell when it comes to the very profitable genre. The CGI aspect has always been a hot topic in the film industry and Bruce Campbell weighed in on what he thinks about the situation.
“You’re looking at tennis balls on sticks. So, that process is actually not for me, even though Ash vs. Evil Dead was all that. It was all marks on walls, tennis balls on sticks, the monster’s going to be here, noise over here, you know, that sort of stuff, it’s a different type of acting, and modern day actors are learning new technical skills that the old-timey actors didn’t have to learn. Acting with nothing. That’s what they’re doing now. Castle’s not even there. ‘Oh, we’re going to put a great castle behind you. It’s not there now, but it’s going to be amazing.’”
And to finish off his rant on the cons of the genre, Bruce Campbell pivoted to the heroes in cinema and their lack of flaws. Despite his issues with CGI, the veteran actor revealed what his only beef with caped freedom fighters actually is.
“My only beef with superheroes is that they’re not flawed enough. Oh, Superman’s got Kryptonite. Well, what the hell’s Kryptonite? I don’t know what that means. Give me Ash, the guy could be, he’s a gas station attendant, you know? The guy’s Mr. Nobody.”
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and Campbell’s remarks are definitely something to think about. It does, however, seem unlikely fans will ever see him in a superhero film in the near future. Bruce Campbell fanatics can still look forward to the final season of Ash vs. Evil Dead on Blu-ray and DVD on August 21st.