First off, before we get into what Han Solo has to say about modern action films, can we just say that he looks pretty great for his age?
The guy is 67! Wow!
Anyway, back to the topic at hand: action in modern times.
The veteran actor, on his promotion tour for the very cool looking Cowboys & Aliens, has spoken up about the use of CGI in action movies these days:
"I think what a lot of action movies lose these days, especially the ones that deal with fantasy, is you stop caring at some point because you've lost human scale. With the CGI, suddenly there's a thousand enemies instead of six - the army goes off into the horizon. You don't need that."
"That's something that's consistently happening, and it makes these movies like video games and that's a soulless enterprise. I don't have time for that."
While we're not sure that we agree that video games on a whole are a soulless enterprise, we really understand where he's coming from when it comes to film and a character's personal struggle.
It's awesome that someone as important as he is is speaking up about this trend. Sadly, we don't think many execs will listen, seeing as the CGI bullshizz train makes them waaaay too much money to get off.
Though, it'd be nice to see some young up-and-comers be inspired by what he's said, and maybe we can start a bit of a revolution!
How do U feel about action movies these days??
[Image via WENN.]