Chris Evans admits Ghosted “could have been better”

Chris Evans admits Ghosted “could have been better”

Chris Evans admits that Ghosted, the romantic action comedy in which he starred alongside Ana de Armas, “could have been better.”

Chris Evans was last seen starring alongside Ana de Armas in Ghosted, a romantic action adventure comedy that debuted on Apple TV+ earlier this year. While Ghosted was Apple’s most-watched movie debut at the time, the reviews weren’t exactly kind and Chris Evans admitted to GQ that the film “could have been better.

Chris Evans told GQ that he signed on to Ghosted because it “felt like a movie that I grew up on, a movie that maybe we don’t see very much anymore. And the question is whether or not audiences have outgrown those types of films.” When asked if he had that question going into the project or coming out of it, Evans said, “Both. I didn’t think audiences had outgrown it prior, and I still don’t think they have, despite the fact, I mean, technically I think we did okay on, in terms of viewership. Critics didn’t like it. But that’s more the fault of the movie as opposed to the appetite of the audience. I think the appetite’s there, if it’s done properly. We could have been better.

Ghosted follows salt-of-the-earth Cole (Chris Evans) as he falls head over heels for enigmatic Sadie (Ana de Armas) — but then makes the shocking discovery that she’s a secret agent. Before they can decide on a second date, Cole and Sadie are swept away on an international adventure to save the world.

Our own Alex Maidy didn’t mind Ghosted, calling it “a fun yet predictable action movie with solid stuntwork and great cameos that plays with the conventions of romantic comedies while flipping the cliches of the spy genre on its head” in his review.

Chris Evans will next be seen starring alongside Emily Blunt in Pain Hustlers. The film centers on high school dropout Liza Drake, who lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical start-up in a strip mall in Central Florida but soon finds herself at the center of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences. The crime drama recently debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and you can check out a review from our own Chris Bumbray right here.