On Theo Von This Past Weekend podcast, Adam Devine talks about his latest production, In-law Wanted. The film tells the story of a bank employee who was robbed just before his marriage. All of the clues in the investigation lead in a very surprising direction – to his future in-laws.
During the conversation, the actor admitted that productions like “Ant-Man” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” destroyed the classic Hollywood approach to comedy. “You watch comedy these days and you think it’s not comedy,” he said at one point.
Where are the jokes? Where are the jokes? There are still good shows [komediowe]But the comedy movie… is tough. My theory: I think Marvel ruined it. I feel like superhero movies have ruined comedy because you go to the movies and you expect to see something that costs $200 million, and comedy isn’t.”
So you’re thinking, ‘Why would I spend the same amount of money to see a little comedy in the theater when I can spend that money and watch something worth $200 million?’ And they still make fun of those movies, like: “Oh my God, does that raccoon talk? It’s funny! And it is, but it’s not real comedy.”
DeVine noted, “Each studio puts out a number of comedies a year.” He concluded, “There were about 45 comedies a year in theatres. So almost every week there was a new comedy in theatres. Last year there were six or seven. It’s insane.”
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