Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson Reacts to Martin Scorsese’s Criticism of Marvel Films

Earlier this month, Martin Scorsese made some feedback about Marvel motion pictures that left actors, filmmakers, and followers alike a little bit bit bitter when he stated that Marvel motion pictures aren’t “cinema” and recommended that the do not convey emotional and psychological experiences. After Scorsese’s feedback got here out, it appeared like everybody had an opinion about them together with Nick Fury actor Samuel L. Jackson, filmmaker Kevin Smith, and lots of extra. It is not simply these related to the superhero style which have an opinion, although. During an look BFI London Film Festival not too long ago, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson shared his ideas on Scorsese’s feedback — and he thinks the filmmaker can like or not like no matter he needs.

When requested by a fan about his ideas on the matter, Johnson shortly established that Scorsese was entitled to his personal ideas and preferences, however he additionally famous that to an extent Twitter might have contributed to blowing the feedback a bit out of proportion.

“First of all, I feel Martin Scorsese can like and never like regardless of the f*** he needs, and I feel, , I all the time need to hear what Scorsese has to say about motion pictures and listen to his perspective on it,” Johnson stated.

“I’m on Twitter too much, anyone who is on Twitter is on Twitter too much and I will say, I mean, I think that, you know, I love film Twitter,” he continued. “I’m very entertained by it and I think there is also a pattern of outrage that is very much just a pattern and it’s just a slightly commodified, slightly gamified pattern that happens, taking a fragment of an interview, putting the craziest part of it in a headline and getting everybody to tweet, you know, ‘f*** you’ back and forth about it. And the thing is that can be entertaining. It also starts to get boring after a while, I think. Look, like I said, anyone — Scorsese in particular — can think whatever they like about the movies. I’m someone who loves small stuff, I also love big stuff, I love franchise stuff, too.”

Whatever social media’s half within the unfold of Scorsese’s feedback, he’s sticking by them. During a screening of The Irishman on the BFI London Film Festival, he repeated half of his earlier assertion, evaluating Marvel movies to theme parks and went a bit additional, stating that theaters should not be “invaded” by such movies, his remark suggesting that the screens of film theaters want to even have house for smaller, narrative movies.


“As I was saying earlier, it’s not cinema, it’s something else,” Scorsese stated. “Whether you go for that or not, it is something else and we shouldn’t be invaded by it. And so that’s a big issue, and we need the theater owners to step up for that to allow theaters to show films that are narrative films.”

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