Chris Pine Is Not a Fan of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and Violent Comic Book Movies
Behold Chris Pine in all his magnificent handsomeness. The strong jawline. The relaxed confidence. The way with a fedora (New Indiana Jones, anyone?) This is the Chris Pine of Wonder Woman, where he plays Steve Trevor, WWI spy and love interest of Gal Gadot’s Diana. After Trevor’s plane crashes off the coast of Diana’s island home, he becomes the first man to step foot on Themyscira. And Pine, already a star for his portrayal of Captain Kirk in the Star Trek reboot series, is terrific in the role, and great with Gadot. He turns Steve Trevor into one of the best non-super-powered characters in superhero movie history.
That doesn’t mean, however, that Pine is a fan of all superhero movies. At the Wonder Woman junket, Pine even threw some shade at DC’s distinguished competition:
Here’s a transcript of Pine’s full remarks:
“Within this genre it’s difficult to do something new, and usually you just see a bunch of people people killing one another in outfits, and blowing up cities. Like I know there’s a thing called Infinity War coming out, which is like “Really? Like, Infinity War? We need more war for all time?” So I thought at the heart of this is a woman who’s about love and compassion, and love trumps all, and how great is that? That’s a pretty crazy, awesome thing.
First of all, I’m not entirely sure Chris Pine knows what Infinity War is. It’s not, like, a war that lasts forever; it’s a war fought over these doodads that just happen to be called Infinity Stones, hence an Infinity War. The movie, and the war, will not last forever. (Although Marvel would probably love if it did.) Also, the version I saw of Wonder Woman features a lot of people fighting and, yes, dying. One of the villains creates a gas that dissolves people. It’s not exactly a Terrence Malick picture.
Nonetheless, we fully endorse Chris Pine sending a few polite dissbombs Marvel’s way. Marvel and DC should be different, and they should be trying to outdo one another. Healthy competition makes everyone better, and if Marvel and and DC (through Warner Bros.) are genuinely fighting to produce the best comic-book movies, then the audience gets twice as many good superhero films.