Did we really freaking need to remake Straw Dogs. (UN-freaking-believable) or Point Break? Footloose? The Thing? a Star is Born? Why do people keep letting themselves get raped by these knockoffs?
Friedkin is right, but it's too bad he's made comics books his whipping boy. There are some epic, smart, great stories in comics, but the studios are too gun shy to tell them, going for the lowest common denominator.
Funny thing is, Friedkin hated when Star Wars came out, calling it a great, sucking hole. Kind of ironic that Friedkin slammed comic books movies, cause I've always kinda thought if Friedkin could get over himself, Nolan's Batman would have been something Friedkin would have done, if he tried a "hero" movie.