Director Martin Scorsese has already and famously expressed his disdain for the superhero comic book movies that are now a regular feature of cinema but increasingly demonstrating the law of ever diminishing returns most notably with the third Ant Man film and obviously The Flash but with his new film ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ about to open shortly Martin Scorsese says ‘Fight Back’ against comic book movies !
“The danger there is what it’s doing to our culture,” he said. “Because there are going to be generations now that think movies are only those — that’s what movies are.”
Adding (but) ‘They already think that,” he said. “Which means that we have to then fight back stronger. And it’s got to come from the grassroots level. It’s gotta come from the filmmakers themselves. And you’ll have, you know, the Safdie brothers, and you’ll have Chris Nolan, you know what I mean? And hit ’em from all sides. Hit ’em from all sides, and don’t give up. Let’s see what you got. Go out there and do it. Go reinvent. Don’t complain about it. But it’s true, because we’ve got to save cinema.”
The director was equally outspoken about streaming films too compared to the cinema experience saying, ‘“I do think that the manufactured content isn’t really cinema,” he said, adding, “It’s almost like AI making a film. And that doesn’t mean that you don’t have incredible directors and special effects people doing beautiful artwork. But what does it mean? What do these films, what will it give you? Aside from a kind of consummation of something and then eliminating it from your mind, your whole body, you know? So what is it giving you?’
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