Martin Scorsese Says ‘Fight Back’ Against Comic Book Movie Culture by Supporting Directors Like Christopher Nolan: ‘We’ve Got to Save Cinema’

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actually sounds like scorsese is mad, nothing about superhero movies prevents anybody from watching his latest Deniro mafia flick.
They just had their time, Westerns used to be the the shyt everybody watched, Gangster flicks had literally two peaks, once in the old black and white era, and again during the scorsese prime. martial arts films dominated in the 70s because of bruce lee bringing attention to the genre.
90s gave romantic comedies a solid run on top. Now its superhero flicks. when they finish their run some other genre will take over and dominate.
how it always worked

moreover its more to do with the audience age and taste. Most people in their 30-40s are the primary spenders at the box office. Thats a generation of kids that grew watching an animated version of the mcu with the spiderman, & x-men cartoons sharing a cinematic universe. We getting what WE want right now because it's our time. When gen z hits their 30s & 40s they'll decided want to spend the money on and the industry will cater to them at that point.
It should be a balance and for a while it was tipping to the formulaic MCU films. It changed people's perspective of what movie type of movie is movie theater worthy which tend to be franchise movies with lots of special effects. With seeing that, the studios (and multiplex theaters) are mainly looking for movies that can be turned into big money franchises while everything is else doesn't get funded or gets demoted to straight to streaming services.
Even his movie, The Irishman, dropped by Paramount and pushed to Netflix which :mindblown: . You can say nobody what's to see mobster movies but clearly people did because it was highly rated by the audience and critics, and it stay in the public conversation for while.

I grew up watching all of that and had a massive physical comic collection (and occasionally I still read comics via my iPad) but I'm also a lover of cinema. I saw every MCU movie in the theater and I enjoyed them for what they were but most I would only rate as ":ld: it's ok"

I think in this interview Martin explains his state of mind better
 

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I somewhat agree with Martin. Imo theres always been franchise movies and sequels in Hollywood and the industry is also known for being trendy. However I do feel “Franchise” films now do have studios putting more money and resources on them and taking up more screens from other films. Especially after covid it has become more of an issue as studios/theaters are trying to recover profits.

I think it just needs more balance. When it’s unbalanced like it is, it does regulate non-franchise movies to streaming and alter people’s perception of what a movie is.
 

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His issue isn't with the "comic book movies" but if you actually read what he says its more so low stakes formulaic franchises of which MCU is the most visible culprit. No one would say TDK trilogy is formulaic or low stakes.
I still think it's weird that he picked a famous director with a dedicated fanbase. His point would have been more clear if he had made a great director who isn't getting a lot of support. Someone like Ti West, Barry Jenkins, Todd Field, Max Walker-Silverman, or Sarah Polley. Chris Nolan is a household name, he doesn't need anyone's free publicity.
 

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No lies told, you comic-book cocksuckers. :yeshrug:


This isn't 2012 anymore...The Avengers isn't coming thru that door. Instead, we're getting BS like Morbius, or The New Mutants. :mjlol:

The movie industry is in shambles right now, and that was prior to the strike. Where are all the Casino type movies? Where are the Fatal Attractions, Bone Collectors, Silence of the Lambs, ETC??? If these types of movies aren't getting greenlit, its definitely damn near impossible to get quality black cinema lit. I'm convinced we'll never see a Dead Presidents type film again, released in cinema, nor a Friday. :manny:


Why not?? Cuz fakkits would rather fan out for Suicide Squad 4, or Fast & Flop 11. Even Scream 15, The Resurrection of Cotton Weary. Its disgusting.:scust:
Enjoy your gay ass black and white French dramas. :umad:
 

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It should be a balance and for a while it was tipping to the formulaic MCU films. It changed people's perspective of what movie type of movie is movie theater worthy which tend to be franchise movies with lots of special effects. With seeing that, the studios (and multiplex theaters) are mainly looking for movies that can be turned into big money franchises while everything is else doesn't get funded or gets demoted to straight to streaming services.
Even his movie, The Irishman, dropped by Paramount and pushed to Netflix which :mindblown: . You can say nobody what's to see mobster movies but clearly people did because it was highly rated by the audience and critics, and it stay in the public conversation for while.

I grew up watching all of that and had a massive physical comic collection (and occasionally I still read comics via my iPad) but I'm also a lover of cinema. I saw every MCU movie in the theater and I enjoyed them for what they were but most I would only rate as ":ld: it's ok"

I think in this interview Martin explains his state of mind better

Then he should be complaining about capitalism.:unimpressed:
 

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fukkoutta here Marty

I’m grown I’ll watch what I want


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Lmao dude's been pressed about these movies for a minute now. I hate them too but all that mafia shyt he's obsessed about has been run into the ground. Watch his next film be about an Irish bytch marrying into the Colombo family or some shyt.
 
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comic book movies been ass..corny joke after corny joke ..idk how yall stomach 2 hours of that
 

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At the end of the day, studios are only about dollars. It will produce what makes dollars. Everything is flopping now. DC, Pixar, and Marvel have been losing money. Disney is looking to sell some of its parts. Lucas Star has slowed down.

All while, A24 has budgets under 20M and making money. It was a phase and now it will be gone.

Is he crying about big studios not investing in 25-100M dollar movies? Let the big studios lose money on 300M movies in peace. The market and audiences will correct itself.
 
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I agree. Marvel movies are trash and lack depth and good acting and same same story lines. But that's me. I really find vast majority not ALL but majority of them trash
 

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I miss having a variety of summer action movies although I don't think it's Disney's fault.

Studios are really risk averse nowadays and the ones with money ala Disney have giant IPs they can roll out over and over :francis:
 
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