If you’re anything like me, you are a big fan of Jennifer Aniston. Not only is she beautiful and funny, but FRIENDS is one of my all-time favorite shows. So naturally, I am a fan.
I am actually excited that she has been making more of a comeback as of lately, with movies like Murder Mystery with Adam Sandler (which has a rumored sequel to come). However, I part with Aniston with her recent statement claiming that Hollywood needs less Marvel movies.
She is not speaking about JUST Marvel movies, though. She is referring to all the big green screen movies that have begun to mass produce from Hollywood.
Recently while speaking with Variety about her upcoming series for Apple Plus, THE MORNING SHOW, Aniston was asked about why she’s chosen to return to television after being removed from the medium for more than a decade. It was then that Aniston revealed her frustration with Marvel movies, suggesting that the green screen spectacles are to blame for diminishing roles in Hollywood, overall.
Aniston said, “It wasn’t until the last couple of years when these streaming services were just sort of exploding with this amount of quality that I actually started to think, ‘Wow, that’s better than what I just did.'”
“And then you’re seeing what’s available out there and it’s just diminishing and diminishing in terms of, it’s big Marvel movies. Or things that I’m not just asked to do or really that interested in living in a green screen,” she added.
It sounds like the star is living in the past. Don’t get me wrong, I love older content. My favorite movie in the world is Princess Bride, which did not have all of today’s fancy technology for filming. However, today’s movies have come a long way.
Take the new Jurassic Park movies for example. They look so realistic, you almost check over your should after leaving the theater to make sure there’s not a velociraptor sneaking up on you! We did not have such realistic features in the past to create movies like that.
While Aniston’s comments about Marvel movies could easily be taken out of context, it appears that she too is displeased with the amount of attention the superhero genre has received within the past decade or so. After all, Marvel movies and things of the like are literally making billions at the box office, while some more traditional releases are having to fight tooth and nail just to break even on production costs.
Rather than point the finger at Marvel and peace out, Aniston shared that she’d like to roll the clock back a bit with regard to theater-going experiences.
“I think we would so love to have the era of Meg Ryan come back. I just think it would be nice to go into a movie theater, sit cozy. I think we should have a resurgence. Let’s get the “Terms of Endearment” back out there. You know, “Heaven Can Wait,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Goodbye Girl,” Aniston added.
Sure, make more romance movies! We eat it up! However, there’s nothing wrong with green screen movies either.
Here is the trailer to Aniston’s newest film starring Steve Carrell, The Morning Show: