It seems that Martin Scorsese does not limit his attitude to Marvel films so quickly. The Irishman once again shared his thoughts and feelings about the impact of Marvel films (and films of their kind) on today's cinema at the BFI London Film Festival on Sunday.
According to The Hollywood The Reporter Scorsese reiterated his earlier comments on Marvel films during a press conference for The Irishman on the two stars of the film Robert De Niro and Al Pacino participated. During the press conference, Scorsese offered some new, strong emotions.
"It's not a movie theater, it's something else," Scorsese said during the press conference s that are narrative films. "The director seems to be up to date, because this idea of Marvel films entering cinemas is just one of the few situations in which he has expressed his righteous ideas on the subject. It's worth noting that Marvel movies are also narrative movies, and we probably should not be so reductive, but what do I know?
THR also notes that Scorsese also repeated his comparison of Marvel films as theme parks during the BAFTA seasons David Lean lecture. The Theme Park theme is broadened by Scorsese, and in addition to Marvel films, the theaters are now getting hotter.
Theaters have become amusement parks. That's all right and good, but do not attack everything else in that sense. That's okay and good for those who like this kind of movie and by the way, who know what's flowing into them now, I admire what they do. That's not my style, it just is not. It creates a different kind of audience that thinks cinema is.
Okay, I'm really nervous that one of our biggest live directors has a basic misunderstanding of the cinema. The concept of cinemas as a place of celebration, of life, of excitement and as a place of escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is not a new concept. Films have always been exaggerated (Hello to 1939 The Wizard of Oz ) and have always been a medium that transcended technological boundaries and commented on these innovations (in addition to 2011 Hugo [19659004)] a film of … Scorsese!). Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige and his team not only invented it and used their films to completely change everything.
It's hard to say what inspired these comments by Scorsese, and it would be wrong to speculate. However, it is daunting to see a director push back so much in one corner of the market that while this does change the face of cinema, it does not pose such a major threat to other types of films that they should be completely neglected.
Scorsese's earlier comments have sparked reactions among MCU members James Gunn and Samuel L. Jackson and you should see if you're curious about more information.