Last week, Jennifer Aniston discussed the fact that she believed major box-office films of epic stories, including those in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, are the reason for the lack of quality roles in Hollywood and many Marvel fans are not happy about it.
In an interview with Variety, Aniston revealed her thoughts on movies, saying: “It wasn’t until the last couple of years when these streaming services were just sort of exploding with this amount of quality that I actually started to think, ‘Wow, that’s better than what I just did.’ And then you’re seeing what’s available out there and it’s just diminishing and diminishing in terms of, it’s big Marvel movies. Or things that I’m not just asked to do or really that interested in living in a green screen.”
Following this share by the actress, the internet lit up with many thoughts on Aniston, including a look back at some of her many film roles and the financial impact they’ve had at the box office. Film writer Hanna Ines Flint went as far as posting screenshots from Rotten Tomatoes and sharing thoughts on the movies that make up Aniston’s IMDB.
I can accept Martin Scorsese criticising Marvel movies, but Jennifer Aniston saying they are "diminishing" cinema… Really, sis? With your movie record. Lol pic.twitter.com/cOBrdRtBAk
— Hanna Ines Flint (@HannaFlint) October 9, 2019
Others went on to write comments about their thoughts on the quality of some of Aniston’s films. O’Rourke fan account @futurewunk wrote: “Jennifer Aniston’s highest-grossing movie is Bruce Almighty. I’d be mad at Marvel movies too lmao.”
Jennifer Aniston’s highest grossing movie is Bruce Almighty. I’d be mad at Marvel movies too lmao
— O'Rourke fan account [WMW] (@futuretwunk) October 9, 2019
Others commented on Aniston’s recent appearance in the Netflix original film “Murder Mystery” by Adam Sandler.
Valery Brennan wrote: “Jennifer Aniston says Marvel movies are ‘diminishing’ the movie experience, but the last movie I saw her in was a terrible Adam Sandler movie on Netflix so….”
Jennifer Aniston says Marvel movies are "diminishing" the movie experience, but the last movie I saw her in was a terrible Adam Sandler movie on Netflix so…. pic.twitter.com/knUl34Bqeu
— Valery Brennan (@ValeryBrennan) October 10, 2019
@Jamake0602 wrote: Jennifer Aniston who has starred in multiple Adam Sandler movies is now complaining about Marvel movies ruining Cinema.”
Jennifer Aniston who has starred in multiple Adam Sandler movies is now complaining about Marvel movies ruining Cinema. pic.twitter.com/XWxaAQAOiO
— JamakeComedy (@Jamake0602) October 9, 2019
In a twist on Aniston’s desires for the movie industry, @Divas_Champion asked for the opposite of Aniston’s demands, calling for “more Marvel, less Jennifer Aniston movies.”
#JenniferAniston has such high standards, the younger Meryl Streep makes movies like Horrible Bosses, Horrible Bosses 2, & We're the Millers.
The success of @marvel is totally getting in the way of more art films like that getting made.
— Ryk Comerford (@Truth_Quest30) October 14, 2019
As much as Aniston has received hate on her speech, others have come to her defense, saying MCU film fans may have taken the hate too far.
Mike Kalinowski writes on Twitter: Can someone explain to me when the MCU films developed an almost cult-like following. Anyone that remotely says anything even the tiniest bit negative and they voraciously attack like a pack of butthurt babies. Jennifer Aniston made a valid point and the Marvelites are losing it.”
Can someone explain to me when the MCU films developed an almost cult like following. Anyone that remotely says anything even the tinniest bit negative and they voraciously attack like a pack of butthurt babies. Jennifer Aniston made a valid point and the Marvelites are losing it
— Mike Kalinowski (@MikeKalinowski) October 9, 2019
User @danfedor2 went as far as complimenting Aniston’s decision to go against the grain, saying: “I admire your courage in calling out Marvel and making moviegoers stay home waiting for movies like the ones you suggest.”
To Jennifer Aniston. You will always be my "crush". You go girl. I admire your courage in calling out Marvel and making movie goers stay home waiting for movies like the ones you suggest.
— Daniel Fedor (@danfedor2) October 14, 2019
What are your thoughts on the “Friends” star’s opinion of there being too many superhero Marvel films, which could be hurting movie roles for Hollywood stars? Let us know in the comments!