Martin Scorsese is back with new Marvel bashing. Nov 7, 2019 3:51:51 GMT
Post by TheCat on Nov 7, 2019 3:51:51 GMT
Rather than get mad at Netflix, he is taking it out on Marvel as the reason he can't get studios to hand him a pile of cash to make films anymore.
He and Coppola didn't seem to complain about the corporate takeover of studios and diminishing business opportunities when they were getting catered to.
But that doesn't mean they are wrong about the overall direction that it has taken even if they didnt care about it until now.
Blockbusters have been dominating for a while though. Part of why the Marvel Cinematic Universe and no other (I guess) superhero films are the target is because their success is letting Disney use them to drive the culture. The films aren't really the problem, or at least they weren't until they were this successful. In the span of 10 years I watched them go from films a few people were into to the 1 billion even 2 billion dollar club. It's like what Thor said in Avengers about the Earth showing the other realms it's ready for a higher form of war. The success of the Marvel movies invites a higher form of criticism.
If I'd never seen the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, I'd still find it difficult to blame them for doing what they do. At least they're in the theaters, which is no guarantee of anything that comes from Netflix. I was of the camp if a film from Netflix is up for Oscar consideration, it has to be played in a cinema, or else it defeats the purpose. The Oscars are no good if no one's seen the nominees. I really liked Roma, but I would not be okay with it being a best picture nominee were it not played in theaters.
Studios have been into blockbusters and franchises for a long, long time. Franchises, sequels, remakes. It's such a factory it's no wonder auteurs and actors are writing original films for Netflix and Amazon now. The writing's been on the wall for a long time. Soon enough, Netflix and Amazon will be factories too. They're not benevolent, they're just behind.