Martin Scorsese, one of the most celebrated directors, lamented the superhero movies – the number one in today’s media industry, writes The Guardian. The director, known for movies such as Taxi Driver, Angry Taurus, and Goodfellas, told Empire magazine that he tried to understand movies with superheroes, but without success.
“Do you know I tried ?!”, the director said ironically, referring to Marvel movies … “But this is not cinema …”. He continued: “Honestly, the genre closest to them that I think about, no matter how well they would do, with actors who do their best, are the theme parks. It is not that cinema with human beings that tries to convey an emotional, psychological experience to other human beings ”.
Earlier this year, Avengers: Endgame became the highest-grossing movie in history, with a total of $ 2.8 billion at the box office (the fifth highest in the wake of inflation). Another eight titles from the same studio appear in the top 30 – without taking inflation into account.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige defended his productions last year, saying the lack of awards should not be understood as lacking in quality or ambition: “It’s probably easy to get rid of special effects, or people flying, spaceships or billions in revenue. “. He continues: “I think it’s easy to talk about when you have won prizes. Hitchcock has never been awarded for Best Director, but it means nothing. I prefer to be in the same room with more fans. ”
Scorsese’s latest film, The Irishman, had high reviews at the New York Film Festival last weekend, criticizing it as not “monumental”, “a classic”, and praising its “rejuvenation” technique.