Modern adaptations of comic books about superheroes are too dark and sinister, said American film director and producer Richard Donner in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.
Richard Donner is the director of two Superman films, released in 1978 and 1980. These films starring Christopher Reeve had a significant impact on the further development of the genre.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Donner noted that superhero movies have now managed to become one of the most popular genres in cinema. That said, the director noted that modern comic book adaptations have become too dark and sinister.
“I don’t find movies with superheroes who are dark, harsh and embittered at themselves and the world exciting. I think we have enough of that in life,” Donner explained.