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Martin Scorsese says Marvel films are ‘not cinema’

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The Marvel chirren are swarming on Twitter, but I interpreted this as an observation rather than a scathing critique. 

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Eh, I don’t think anybody has really argued that Marvel films and comic book movies in general are cinematic masterpieces. They just make fun blockbusters that people like to see. Seems like a redundant statement to me.

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49 minutes ago, Tamina’s ligaments said:

Eh, I don’t think anybody has really argued that Marvel films and comic book movies in general are cinematic masterpieces. They just make fun blockbusters that people like to see. Seems like a redundant statement to me.

In this environment they make fun films that just help escape reality.

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If he means that they can't act, he is right 

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17 minutes ago, Twisted Bliss said:

In this environment they make fun films that just help escape reality.

Exactly. They do the job they were meant to do.

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He’s right. Marvel has kind of single-handedly cemented the divide between commercial success and critical acclaim.

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Not one lie spoken.

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I mean I never finished a marvel movie and said to myself that this was a "Cinematic masterpiece" I don't think anyone else has for that matter then again you never know.

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The headline sounded elitist, but he definitely told the truth. Marvel movies are made in an assembly line by Kevin Feige for mass consumption and maybe quick thrills, not to deliver a message or provoke thought or illicit strong emotion like traditionally is expected of movies. I mean, that's not to say they're emotionless or have nothing to say, but when they do dive into that, they're QUICKLY undercut by a cheap one liner or joke to take the weightiness from it and not scar anyone. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that either and they're still valid as enjoyable movies which I enjoy watching (sometimes), but it is what it is. Obligatory I hate Disney, etc.

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They're superhero movies; a genre built upon novelty. Name one film in the history of that genre that's ever provoked strong thought or been anything other than superficial fun. Dark Knight is an anomaly, and even with that, I'm throwing a bone.

Just because they've managed to monopolize the industry and found a winning formula for themselves, doesn't mean that they aren't still self-aware, or trying to make it more than what it is. Marvel Studios just forwarded their list to the Academy for the consideration of Endgame, and it's essentially all technical categories, despite it ending the decade as the highest-earning film ever.

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