Kevin Smith Encourages Fans To Appreciate All Comic Book Movies


Kevin Smith is no stranger to the area of superheroes. He is a proud and outspoken fan of the genre and has directed The Flash for The CW. Smith’s resume is that of a master superhero fan and he wants that to always be front and center.

While on a panel at New York City Comic Con, Smith opened up about his thoughts on the latest superhero series to hit Netflix, Luke Cage.

“It was f*cking good. I had no expectations of that and they told a much better story than I thought they would. I mean we live in a world were they are making a f*cking Ant-Man sequel. We didn’t have this sh*t when I was growing up.”

Smith also addressed the growing culture of constant criticism surrounding the superhero genre.

“Creation path is wide open, man. We should appreciate it. It is easy to pay to see a movie, sh*t on it, and be negative – but I am on the other side of this… As you sit around taking a sh*t on things, the world is passing you by. There is no good reason to do it. You try to ascend in life and people try to drag you down. I guess misery loves company. There will be always people to sh*t on things. I just think about being that 10 year-old dreaming that people would make these films and now they are so be happy.”

A lot of the criticism has fallen upon DC movies and Smith addressed that head on during the panel.

“They are never going to be Marvel movies… and as a long time fan of this sh*t I don’t care, you are either a DC guy or a Marvel guy and really DC isn’t ever going to do what Marvel does… but really, when I was a kid and wish they had all this sh*t… so for years we have wanted this and now we got it…I’ve watched Batman versus Superman extended edition 25 times since I got it, my wife has said ‘You’ve watched this sh*t 25 times, you know what happens… f*cking Martha.’ … and I just say, ‘I know, I’m just going to keep watching it until I love it.'”

Do you agree with the comments made by Smith? Comment below and let’s talk all things superhero related!



Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis, TV division, joined Heroic Hollywood in 2016. Prior to joining the team at Heroic, she worked for covering everything from music to...

  • Jewie

    He’s spent like 3 days watching that movie.

  • Claudio Zamorano

    ‘I know, I’m just going to keep watching it until I love it.’ Poor fat soul

  • Napi

    You better listen fan boys (marquis, origami and company)

  • Investigatin Detective

    “I’m just going to keep watching it until I love it.”

    That’s depressing. You shouldn’t have to convince yourself to love it.

  • w0undedmagic

    He should take his own advice. I had to unsubscribe to FoB after listening from day one. He and his co-host, Marc “I need to remind you that I am a black man in every episode” Bernardin have become absolutely insufferable in their nitpicking and bandwagon jumping. FoB started out as a FANTASTIC platform for great interviews from the comic book world. So sad it has literally become a fanboy stereotype: two neckbeards sitting in a basement complaining about the thing they supposedly love.

  • Basement_Bros

    “I’m just going to keep watching it until I love it.”

    I really want to like the DCEU too.

  • Axxell

    I really hope he meant “watch it because I love it”; would make more sense in context.

    Anyways, it seems like he’s just happy to have it and not expecting much out of the genre. I’ve watched comic book movies since the early 90’s. I don’t feel we should settle (maybe because I knew how bad the Schumacher movies were…). Comics have provided countless amount of entertainment, and I think they deserve to be honored and respected, not just used as a label to make money off of suckers who will take anything with the name on it.