20 Jun 2016 8:13 AM +00:00 UTC

Roland Emmerich Bashes 'Silly' Marvel Superhero Movies While Discussing Independence Day: Resurgence

The Indpendence Day: Resurgence director Roland Emmerich thinks Marvel movies are silly. He insists that his films always feature an ordinary peson as the hero, rather than superheroes wearing capes, and although Independence Day features an alien invasion, he considers it more realistic.

"When you look at my movies it's always the regular Joe Schmo that's the unlikely hero," Emmerich told the Mirror.co.uk "A lot of Marvel movies, they show people in funny suits running around

"I don't like people in capes," he added "I find it silly when someone dons a superhero suit and flies. I don't understand it. I grew up in Germany, that's probably why.

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"When you look at my movies it's always the regular Joe Schmo that's the unlikely hero. A lot of Marvel movies, they show people in funny suits running around.

"I don't like people in capes. I find it silly when someone dons a superhero suit and flies. I don't understand it. I grew up in Germany, that's probably why."

Emmerich's snobish statement just shows his ignorance of the superhero genre. Sure, a lot of comic book characters may seem under-developed and flat but a lot of them are internally complex that a lot of his boring characters in Independence Day.

Synopsis:

Independence Day was just the beginning. We always knew they were coming back. After that film redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter in theIndependence Day universe delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Independence Day: Resurgence will hit theaters on June 24, 2016.

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