Martin Scorsese, one of cinema’s most venerated current directors, has decried superhero movies – the dominant force in today’s industry.
The director of films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas told Empire magazine that his attempts to get up to speed with contemporary superhero films had failed.
the director said when asked if he had seen Marvel’s movies.
It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”.
Marvel head Kevin Feige last year defended his films against the kind of criticism levelled by Scorsese, saying that the series’s lack of major awards was no indication of a lack of quality or ambition.
“Maybe it’s easy to dismiss VFX or flying people or spaceships or billion dollar grosses,” Feige said.
Out today is Joker, Todd Phillip’s revisionist take on the DC villain, which borrows much from the films of Scorsese, notably 1983’s The King of Comedy. »