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Started by uranrising on Oct 13, 2019 7:48:47 PM
Marvel movies are 'not cinema'

Scorsese says they ressemble theme parks more and goes on,

" It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”

How say the panel?

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TommyDGNR8 - 13 Oct 2019 19:53:08 (#1 of 502)

Scorsese's so far up his own arse he can lick his tonsils from behind.

YorenInTheNorth - 13 Oct 2019 19:55:16 (#2 of 502)

He's talking out of his arse.

AlanII - 13 Oct 2019 19:55:22 (#3 of 502)

He's not wrong but, such criticism could be levelled at much of Hollywood's output historically. Superhero movies are just the latest iteration.

FGBFGB - 13 Oct 2019 20:28:00 (#4 of 502)

He's right. The notion of films as 'franchise' is odious.

Arjuna - 13 Oct 2019 20:29:32 (#5 of 502)

is he more of a DC guy?

MorrisMitchener - 14 Oct 2019 11:44:13 (#6 of 502)

I was asked by a 20-something a while back what my favourite film franchise was. Can't remember my response, something polite. But at the time I was thinking it's a pretty dire question, that younger people don't even see films as individual events anymore but as these inconclusive, endless money spinning series.

Having said that I'm not blameless - I went to see the first American Avengers film in 3D and thoroughly enjoyed it. I just could've done without the 20 sequels though.

uranrising - 14 Oct 2019 11:48:40 (#7 of 502)

- with

+ without?

lapsedcat - 14 Oct 2019 11:49:01 (#8 of 502)

I agree with Marty.

MorrisMitchener - 14 Oct 2019 11:50:13 (#9 of 502)

Thanks, I'll edit that!

xDiggy - 14 Oct 2019 11:52:44 (#10 of 502)

I'm with him. They're boring films full of special effects and American comic book characters I have never heard of and don't care about.

lapsedcat - 14 Oct 2019 11:59:35 (#11 of 502)

Absolutely.

CarlosFandango - 14 Oct 2019 12:05:02 (#12 of 502)

I too am a pointy-headed snob.

But where can this stuff go, apart from more noise, more vivid colours, more ludicrous sci-fi 3d violence, more crap magick and dubiously erotic aliens, more hasty 'never mind the quality feel the width' stitching together of worlds, universes, dynastic saga shit?

It's the same as American cooking. Mass-produced banal ingredients with every kind of condiment, hot sauce, colorant, sprinkles and 'mouth-feel modifier' chucked in. Plus whipped 'cream' and cinnamon. And then set on fire.

FrankieTeardrop - 14 Oct 2019 12:06:24 (#13 of 502)

I saw my first Superhero film since the Christopher Reeves Supermans the other week. The Joker.

Unrelentingly grim.

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FrankieTeardrop - 14 Oct 2019 12:11:24 (#16 of 502)

not a grin to be had, ironically. Almost as bad as Requiem For A Dream

FrankieTeardrop - 14 Oct 2019 12:11:40 (#17 of 502)

Actually, both films are about equal in the unrelenting stakes

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uranrising - 14 Oct 2019 13:08:06 (#19 of 502)

But where can this stuff go, apart from more noise,...

In the news, a call from Hugh Grant for the volume in the cinema to be turned down.

FrankieTeardrop - 14 Oct 2019 13:09:42 (#20 of 502)

Two stars - probably the best!

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