It might pain me to say this, but the man has a point.
When it comes to our personal 'kinks' there isn't much that can keep fans away from the theater (case in point: I know I'll be there opening day for a Whedonless Buffy). But let's be honest: getting so-called geeks into the theater for the big-screen treatment of a beloved hero is the cinematic equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel. Yet that hasn't stopped Ratner from seeing everything he does as a huge success, telling Starpulse: "Mine [X-Men:The Last Stand] outgrossed the other two by far. Mine was the one that made the most narrative sense." The sound you just heard was my head hitting the keyboard ... repeatedly. But I guess that's one thing about Ratner that will never change: for him, box office will always be in direct proportion to quality.
After the jump: a Beverly Hills Cop IV update...
When he isn't busy pissing off X-Men fans, Ratner is still working on his installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, and according to him, he's in talks with Eddie Murphy about the script and as soon as they have a completed draft the movie will go into production. Ratner admits to being a big fan of the original film, and told Starpulse that he's "aspiring to make a movie as good as the first one." That's a tall order, because if he thought comic book fans were tough, wait until fans of the 80's action icon get through with him.