This week's turning out to be the time for British people to get hyperbolic about Marvel's popular web-slinger. After former "Amazing Spider-Man" star Andrew Garfield referred to the blockbuster experience as "like a prison," fellow stately Brit Emma Thompson is sounding off on superhero films — and Spider-Man in particular.
"I loved the original 'Superman' with Chris Reeve because there was a real tongue-in-cheek-ness to it. But after a while, you do get a tiny bit cynical about it," she tells Vulture's Kyle Buchanan."The fact that I know they're going to win out in the end has now slightly interfered with my continuing to go to those movies.If I see yet another Spider-Man, I'm going to have to actually hang myself." That's ... a bit severe.
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"I can't do it anymore! They're all marvelous, but how many times can you make this franchise, for crying out loud?" You know, hyperbole or not, she makes a great point.