Though he plays a superhero mutant in the X-Men franchise, “Mad Max: Fury Road” star Nicholas Hoult has revealed that he’s found the superhero move genre frustrating of late during a sit down with NME magazine this week. Asked about the current state of the genre, he says:
“At times I’ll see superhero movies and admittedly be frustrated by them. It does feel like some are just packaging and they’re not trying hard enough because they know it’s a bankable formula.”
The actor didn’t specify which superhero films he’s referring to. He then added that his criticism does not apply to the “X-Men” franchise:
“I love the X-Men films because they have a heart to them and you have actors like Michael Fassbender who brings so much to the characters. The superheroes in that world aren’t smug. You don’t want to watch someone who you know is going to win from the start just being awesome for two hours.”
Hoult reprises his role of Beast in the films in “X-Men: Apocalypse” which is slated to open in May next year.