The legendary Italian-American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who is promoting his new gangster movie, The Irishman – 100%, made a highly controversial statement that will shake the hornet of Marvel fans, because in a recent interview he not only said he is not interested That kind of cinema, but doesn't even think it should be called cinema.
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Currently superhero movies, and especially those belonging to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are the public's favorites, but perhaps because of the fact that they have displaced dramas and other very popular film genres in the past, some directors of Veterans movies can't stand them, or is there another reason? The truth is that Scorsese's words describe very well the type of entertainment for which the superhero film subgenre bets.RELATED
In an interview with Empire, the 76-year-old director was questioned about the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and this was his response:
I do not see them. I tried, you know? But that is not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, with all the good things they are doing, with the actors doing their best under these circumstances, are the theme parks. It is not the cinema of human beings trying to transmit emotional and psychological experiences to another human being.
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This statement will provoke the fury of the marvelitas, if Scorsese had official Twitter tomorrow tens of thousands of tweets would bombard him with insults and comments like "I'm not going to see your silly gangster movie" etc. At least the fans can have as comfort that Martin does not deny the technical quality of the Marvel tapes, and comparing them with the amusement parks does not seem very offensive beca use that is really the kind of emotions they want to convey to the public, the directors They know and the producers too.
What is perhaps of great annoyance for marvelitas and other subgenre fans, is that Scorsese denies them the category of cinema, which could lead us to an extensive discussion about the meaning of cinema, although we really know that the director of Toro Wild – 98% say the word with the connotation of art, of a work that generates a valuable and profound experience in the viewer, not just mass entertainment.
The MCU in general can be summed up in some fairly repeated formulas, but other proposals have surprised even the least fanatics of superheroes, such as the Batman case: The Dark Knight – 94%, Logan – 93% or the most recent Joker – 91%, who take comics as the basis for creating stories with reflections and narratives not very common in these types of films.
In Joker, for example, we have the only film inspired by superhero comics that has won the Golden Lion of the prestigious Venice International Film Festival, in addition to receiving comments that would never get the MCU deliveries.
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At Marvel Studios, however, we cannot deny that it has perfected what it does, a popular entertainment with a lot of variety and that is constantly updated to stay current.
It would be interesting to know what Scorsese thinks of superheroes in general, since among so many repetitions there are some jewels like the ones mentioned above. In the last decade several famous filmmakers have declared themselves sworn enemies of the supers, the most representative examples of this are Alejandro González Iñárritu, Luc Besson and David Fincher.
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The Irishman, the new Scorsese, will arrive on Netflix on November 27, and after its premiere at the New York Film Festival received a lot of positive reviews. This is his official synopsis:
The Irishman is a film of the dramatic genre directed by Martin Scorsese and is based on the book "I Heard You Paint Houses", which tells the story of Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran, a hitman who allegedly worked for the gangster Jimmy Hoffa .