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Entertainment Martin Scorsese is wrong about Marvel movies "invading cinema"

06:50  15 october  2019
06:50  15 october  2019 Source:   digitalspy.com

Martin Scorsese's comments about Marvel movies have divided the internet

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Martin Scorsese has increased his criticism of Marvel movies and says they're " invading cinema ", but he's wrong . Even ignoring that his description of "cinema" wouldn't apply to a lot of movies , Scorsese is well within his right to describe Marvel movies the way he does.

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Chris Evans wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Martin Scorsese has increased his criticism of Marvel movies and says they're © Marvel/DigitalSpy/AH - Getty Images Martin Scorsese has increased his criticism of Marvel movies and says they're "invading cinema", but he's wrong.

Just in case you missed it the first time around, legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese has restated his belief that Marvel movies aren't cinema.

Earlier this month, Scorsese admitted that he doesn't watch MCU movies as after trying to watch them, he's decided that they're "not cinema".

  Martin Scorsese is wrong about Marvel movies © Shutterstock "Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks," he continued. "It isn't the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being."

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Even ignoring that his description of "cinema" wouldn't apply to a lot of movies, Scorsese is well within his right to describe Marvel movies the way he does. He doesn't like them and that's totally fine.

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However, his latest comments appear to blame Marvel movies for stopping other movies getting made – and for preventing those that do get made from getting screened in a cinema.

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"Where do people go to get films financed now? They're not bankrolled by a Hollywood studio or the big studios here. And then, when you get it made, where are they going to be shown, when the theatres are all taken over by the 'theme park' films?," Scorsese said during a Q&A (via ScreenDaily).

Martin Scorsese standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera © Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan - Getty Images Martin Scorsese "That's all fine and good, but don't invade everything else. Knowing some of what goes into them now, I admire what they do. It's not my kind of thing. It simply is not. And it's creating another kind of audience that thinks cinema is that."

And just in case you hadn't got the point, Scorsese said basically the same at The Irishman press conference yesterday (October 13).

"The value of a film that is like a theme-park film, Marvel-type pictures, where theatres become amusement parks, that's a different experience," he said (via The Independent).

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  Martin Scorsese is wrong about Marvel movies © Shutterstock "It's not cinema, it's something else, we shouldn't be invaded by it, so that is a big issue and we need the theatre owners to step up to allow theatres to show films that are narrative films."

Here's the thing though: it's really not Marvel's – or even Disney's – fault if other movies are struggling to get seen.

  Martin Scorsese is wrong about Marvel movies © Shutterstock Yes, around the time of an event release like Avengers: Endgame, a majority of screens will be taken up by it. But as the movie's record-breaking success shows, that domination was well justified as clearly the cinema-going audience wanted to see it.

And, sorry Marty, but Avengers: Endgame was definitely about "human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being".

  Martin Scorsese is wrong about Marvel movies © Shutterstock The MCU epic didn't exactly shy away from dealing with the repercussions of what happens when half of the universe is wiped out. People are going to have emotional scars, and Endgame spent its time exploring the darker issues. Is it as nuanced and thematically layered as Raging Bull (or pick your 'cinematic' alternative choice)? No. But it's still storytelling in pictures, and that's true of all movies from Iron Man to Abbas Kiarostami.

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It could be argued that non-blockbuster movies struggle given the prohibitive cost of booking screens and running a marketing campaign that punches through, but it's not Disney or Marvel Studios setting those kinds of restrictions.

  Martin Scorsese is wrong about Marvel movies © Shutterstock As The Farewell and The Peanut Butter Falcon have shown in the US this year, it is possible for an independent movie to be a success.

A large part of that comes down to the simple fact of the movie being good enough in the first place, and of having a distributor that believes in it enough to promote it.

Quality is definitely an issue when it comes to some of the biggest flops of the year, like Men in Black: International and X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The movies weren't good enough, so the audience voted with their money and went to see something else instead.

a man looking at the camera: Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Endgame © Marvel Studios Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Endgame Again, that's not Disney or Marvel's fault.

Disney might be dominating the marketplace this year with five movies (so far) grossing over $1 billion, but that's because they have a strategy that works. They focus on tentpole releases and give them every chance to do well.

a man and a woman looking at the camera: The Farewell © A24 The Farewell Compared to the other big studios (if we're not considering Fox movies at this moment), Disney has released the fewest movies in 2019 with 10, bar Paramount with only 8 releases to date.

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Only two of those were Marvel Studios movies, and even if you fold in Sony's release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, that's hardly "invading" cinema.

Oh, and there's not another MCU movie now until May 2020.

a person wearing a costume: Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From Home © Jay Maidment - Sony Pictures Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From Home There are other choices out there for a cinema-going audience that aren't Marvel-related – they're just not choosing to go and see them on a regular basis. Familiarity is king at the box office and Marvel might be a part of that, but it's not the root cause.

Maybe Scorsese just wanted a wider release for The Irishman and hasn't been able to secure it. But if that is the case, that'd be more down to Hollywood distributors' reluctance to accept Netflix movies and maintain traditional release windows.

That Scorsese had to rely on Netflix rather than a traditional studio for funding merely reinforces the idea that Hollywood considered his movie too much of a gamble for today's cinemagoing audience. Not enough of them – the studio analysts, who are not fools, believe – want to see a three-and-a-half-hour period drama about gangsters. Starring septuagenarians.

  Martin Scorsese is wrong about Marvel movies © Shutterstock We can see where he's coming from by comparing superhero movies to "theme parks" in the sense that when it comes to MCU movies, you know what you're getting.

People go back to their favourite theme parks knowing what the rides have to offer them, and you absolutely know what to expect from an MCU offering. Adhering to a formula, though, doesn't make them "not cinema" – it just means they know their audience.

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And, sorry Marty, but as long as people still buy tickets, they'll be around for some time to come.

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