Monday, December 11, 2023

Scorsese attacked superhero movies and believed that Nolan could save cinema

That Martin Scorsese is not a fan of superhero movies is nothing new. The director of The Color of Money, The Irishman and The Wolf of Wall Street has criticized this type of product on other occasions, but now he continues and points out that the cinema needs to be saved in an interview with GQ. Among the names considered for this revival is Christopher Nolan, who surprisingly directed three Batman films.

“The danger is what it does to our culture,” said Scorsese, “because there are generations that think that cinema is just that, that it’s movies.” The director added that people already think this way: “They already think this way, which means we have to fight hard. And it has to come from the roots, from the filmmakers themselves. And you’ll have, you know, the Safdie brothers and Chris Nolan, you know what I mean? And they’re being beaten from all sides, non-stop. Let’s see what happens. you have it, go out and do it, invent yourself, don’t complain. But this is the truth, we have to save cinema.” This does not mean that there is a concept of cinema, because films are not necessarily serious. “I think manufactured content is not cinema at all.”

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Superhero movies, as if they were cinema made by an AI?

Scorsese went further and compared these studio productions to content produced by artificial intelligence. “I shouldn’t say this, but what I mean is that it’s produced content. It’s almost like a movie made with AI. That doesn’t mean you don’t have amazing directors or specials. effect people making beautiful art. The legendary director points out that this is the kind of consumer film that you put out of your mind after watching it. “What did it give you?”

Not everyone agreed with Scorsese’s ideas. Nicolas Cage responded to some of the director’s previous statements and emphasized that Marvel Studios has done an excellent job of entertaining the entire family.

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