Martin Scorsese stirred up a ruckus in 2019 when he harshly criticized the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the superhero genre in general, causing a schism between die-hard fans and those who agreed with the legendary director of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, and The Irishman. Time passed, but it was an issue that had to be addressed, so Tom Holland picked up the glove to defend the franchise.
At the time, the legendary filmmaker stated: “They aren’t visible to me. I mean, I tried, you know? That, however, is not cinema. Honestly, despite how well done they are, the closest thing I can think of is them, with the actors doing the right thing. Under those conditions, amusement parks are the best they can do. That is not cinema about humans attempting to communicate their emotional and physical experiences to another human being.” Denis Villeneuve held the same opinion a few months ago, and James Cameron was also critical in the last few hours.
Scorsese was responded to by Tom Holland
The actor recently debuted Spider-Man: No Way Home, a film that went on to become the year’s and pandemic’s most successful. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he stated: “‘Would you like to do a Marvel movie?’ you can ask Scorsese. But he has no idea how it works because he has never made one “, in relation to his previous statements, as well as other personalities who defenestrated the superhero film industry.
He then added: “I’ve worked on Marvel films as well as films that have been nominated for Oscars, and the only difference is that one is much more expensive than the other. But here’s how I look at it. The character, the way the director establishes the story arc, and the characters are all the same; it’s just done on a larger scale. As a result, I believe they are true works of art.”
The Peter Parker interpreter mentions the film The Impossible, which received a nomination in 2012, but also mentions box office failures: “If you make a small independent film that isn’t very good, no one will watch it. As a result, there are various pressure levels “.. There is a reality, and that is that Marvel films generate excitement like never before, which is why each of their releases blows up the global box office.