In an 11.2 interview with the L.A. Times Glenn Whipp, Quentin Tarantino stated that he and other filmmakers “can’t wait for the day” when the superhero genre finally runs out of gas.

When might this happen? Or more to the point, will it happen?

Excerpt: “[Tarantino] muses that, just as ’60s anti-establishment auteurs rejoiced when studio musical adaptations fell out of favor, today’s filmmakers ‘can’t wait for the day they can say that about superhero movies. The analogy works because it’s a similar [economic] chokehold.’”

When will that hallej]lujah moment arrive? “The writing’s not quite on the wall yet,” Tarantino says, “[or certainly] the way it was in 1969 when it was, ‘Oh, my God, we just put a bunch of money into things that nobody gives a damn about anymore.’”

QT kicker: “You have to be a hired hand to do [superhero films]. I’m not a hired hand. I’m not looking for a job.”

Posted on 8.4.22: We’ve all expressed superhero fatigue rants over the last decade or so, and we’ve all come to them at different stages in our moviewatching lives. For me the fatigue virus became a thing somewhere around ’13 or ’14, or five or six years after Iron Man dropped in ’08. One of my favorite superhero fatigue headlines from this period was “Pollute My Soul.”

So there’s nothing all that bracingly new in this 8.2.22 rant from Penguinz0, but it radiates a certain honest authority, a drained and depleted feeling that I believe.

Excerpt: “It’s more of a soreness from being FACE-FUCKED by superheroes for so long now…Marvel just unveiled like 6000 new shows and movies on the horizon, and I’ve been asked my opinion about all of them, and it’s just’s like being asked to rate every single individual noodle in a bowl of spaghetti.

“Every time Marvel or DC drops a new trailer I always draw the same conclusion….the same generic formula that they’ve been following for a decade nowall superhero movies have the same bones these days…they follow very similar structure…every character making jokes and quipping with one another…I’m not leaving happy these days, I’m leaving bored…a million new characters thrown into the megamix…it really seems that every show from Marvel follows the exact same formula, and so I forget that I watch them…I have fun in the moment, and then it’s immediately erased from my memory.”

HE comment: I’ve been saying this for decades — that a measure of a see-worthy film is one that sticks to the ribs and lingers in the soul. If it doesn’t do that it’s shit — period, finito, end of discussion. Which is why even though I hated Blade Runner 2014, I could’t honestly call it a bad movie. Because it stayed with me.