I also included some recent comments made by Gilliam expressing his hatred for superhero films, calling them bullshit. During a recent interview, the filmmaker said:
“I hate superheroes. It’s bullshitt. Come on, grow up! We’re not going to be teenagers for the rest of our lives.”
“It’s great to dream of great powers. Superheroes are all about power. That’s what I don’t like about superheroes. They’ve gotta beat the other powerful superheroes. Come on, a bit of peace, love, and understanding is what we need.”
It’s funny that he’s saying this because this is coming from the guy who tried to direct Watchmen at one point in his career. I guess the superhero movie fatigue has hit him pretty hard since then.
Superhero films are just fun entertainment, there’s nothing wrong with that! That’s why we go to the movies! That’s why I enjoy watching the films Gilliam makes! Maybe he’s just feeling a little bitter about everything wrong that is going on with The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. and he decided to take out his frustrations on superhero films because that’s what’s popular right now.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote stars Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) in the role of Toby and Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean) in the role of Don Quixote, and this is the synopsis:
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote tells the story of a deluded old man who is convinced he is Don Quixote, and who mistakes Toby, an advertising executive, for his trusty squire, Sancho Panza. The pair embark on a bizarre journey, jumping back and forth in time between the 21st and magical 17th century. Gradually, like the infamous knight himself, Toby becomes consumed by the illusory world and unable to determine his dreams from reality. The tale culminates in a phantasmagorical and emotional finale where Toby takes on the mantle of Don Quixote de la Mancha.
The movie also stars Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Good Will Hunting), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion), Joana Ribeiro (Portugal Não Está à Venda, A Uma Hora Incerta), Óscar Jaenada (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Jordi Mollà (Criminal, In the Heart of the Sea), Sergi Lopez (Pan’s Labyrinth) and Rossy de Palma (Julieta, The Flower of my Secret).