It may sound like we've heard about it for years, but it was only a month ago when Martin Scorsese shocked the world by declaring that he had no particular interest in Marvel films They were more rides for theme parks than for the right cinema. However, due to the sheer volume of the backlash, it would have been thought that his absolutely good opinion – which has absolutely no impact on a person's life – killed the beloved childhood dog of literally anyone on the planet. Each became furious ( because whether people like Marvel movies are the most important topic of our time or not) and then luckily everything seemed to be abating.
Until tonight . For some unexplainable reason, Scorsese has decided to revive this certified stupid controversy in the New York Times with an essay with the catchy title, "I said, miracle films are not a movie theater. Let me explain it. " And declare that he does it! The essence of the play is that Scorsese wants to make it clear that he does not hate Marvel films and does not intend to insult them or the people they like he just does not like them because he does not believe that they live up to the high standards of the art form he loves so much.
Scorsese admits he would have loved Marvel films if he had been younger, but he grew up in old age When films struggled to be treated with the same legitimacy as books and music, he remembered it when films were about "confronting the unexpected on screen" and "broadening the sense of what was possible in the art form." He acknowledges that Alfred Hitchcock's films were a sort of MCU equivalent of his time, and although he loved her and still loves her, "in a way, they were also like theme parks." However, he believes that it's not the "thrill and excitement." the shocks "are. that made these movies so good, but the art that went into mak He highlights, for example, the "painful feelings" driving North By Northwest (1
Scorsese goes into the history of Hollywood and the competing motivations between the artistic and business sides, and repeatedly points out that the people who make these franchise films are often very talented and creative things that make them, are part of a soulless machine that can only produce the same things over and over again.
He makes a strong case that even for people who like Marvel movies and believe the efforts needed to make The Avengers and Endgame Actually, masterly, but let's all be honest: nothing he could ever say will move anyone from one side of this "argument" to another. Maybe we can all agree to cut this shit out and accept that it's okay to like Marvel movies, and just as well, when you think they're bad. (Just kidding, we should keep fighting over it until we all die.)