Every big director now has to deal with many variants of the same question: Are Marvel movies movies? The latest author to be quizzed Acclaimed director Denise Villeneuve. In response to a question from the Spanish daily El Mundo, Villeneuve said MCU movies are “cut and paste”.
“Perhaps the problem is that we’re in front of a lot of Marvel movies, it’s nothing more than other people’s ‘cut and paste’. Maybe movies like this have turned us into a bit of zombies … but there are a lot of big and expensive movies today, too. I think I can not be pessimistic. ”
It all started with the legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese Told the Empire in October 2019 He doesn’t watch Marvel movies as movies. He compared them to theme parks.
“I do not see them. I tried, you know? But it’s not a movie. Honestly, I’m the most intimate I can think of them, as well as they are made, actors do the best they can in situations, theme parks. Humans trying to convey emotional, mental experiences to another human being. This is not a movie, ”he commented.
His comments led to a war of words between the filmmakers and the actors of different sensibilities. Speakers were Francis Ford Coppola, Ari Astor, Viola Davis, James Gunn, and others.
Meanwhile, Denise Villeneuve is currently awaiting the release of Dune. Multi Starrer stars Timothy Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Dave Boutista, Zendaya, Chang Chen, Jason Momova and Javier Bardem.
This provoked a positive critical reception. Its score on rotten tomatoes is 88 percent. The critical consensus is, “Dune occasionally struggles with its obnoxious source material, but these issues are largely overshadowed by the scope and ambition of the visually thrilling adaptation.”
The film was released in the US on October 22, 2021.