Margot Kidder hits out at Zac Snyder's Superman
Margot Kidder has criticised Zac Snyder's 'Superman' films for wasting the Lois Lane character.
The 67-year-old actress played the intrepid reporter, who is the girlfriend of the Man of Steel, in the four 'Superman' films which starred Christopher Reeve donning the famous red cape from 1978 to 1987.
Kidder has watched Snyder's two films which feature Henry Cavill as the Son of Krypton and is massively disappointed with how he has depicted Amy Adams' Louis on screen, insisting he has reduced to nothing but a damsel in distress.
Speaking to website HeyUGuys, she moaned: "They took one of the best American actresses around, Amy Adams, and didn't give her anything to do! I mean, how stupid is that?"
"They made her what used to be the girlfriend, which kind of ended in the 60s with women's rights."
Kidder believes that audiences will always return to the original films because they are closer in essence to how Superman was depicted in the early DC Comics stories.
She explained: "They always go back because 'Superman' was better written and directed. They go back to that series because they were so much truer to the comic books. Superman responds to women by saving them, saves the children and beats up the bad guys, if you will. In that sense, it's so much simpler than the later films made it out to be. I think there was a cynical decision on the part of the studios ... to hit the demographic of the millennials in the later films. I think the directors were good, the actors were good, but the basic approach wasn't there."
Despite bashing the modern franchise Kidder has not ruled out a return to the DC universe if there was an appropriate role for her.
When asked if she'd get involved again, Margot replied: "Yeah, sure. Depending on the script or what they wanted me to do. I am 67, I am an old broad now! So, I look back at this with much more amusement than I did. I don't have a career I need to worry about protecting. My life has nothing to do with movies anymore. I live in a little town in Montana and basically do political activism. So, I guess it would be fun to fly in and do a couple of days' work."