Martin Scorsese who is a legendary film maker and still is making movies today is in a lot of trouble over comments he made about Marvel films and superhero films. While promoting his first Netflix movie, “The Irishmen”, he said some things about Marvel that set off a firestorm of movie fans. Movie fans online have been bashing him like crazy for it.
What Scorsese said about Marvel films, he said he tried to watch ’em but he can’t ’cause to him they feel like “theme parks” and not true cinema. He also feels that stuff isn’t what young people of today shouldn’t be watching.
At first I was a little angry with him on that and started to piss me off but after thinking about it a while long and hard, he is right. He is dead on pretty much. In his defense, I think what he’s thinking is that when you see a Marvel movie, it feels like a theme park ’cause of all the CGI in these movies and all of these Marvel superhero costumes seem like they’re “theme-park” like. Kind of like when you go to Universal Studios, Sea World, Sixx Flags and Disney World… that’s what you’re seeing in Marvel movies, ya know. That’s kind of what Martin is saying.
He also brings up a valid point that Hollywood doesn’t know what true cinema is anymore. I think what Martin is saying is that he doesn’t want kids today watching these “theme-park” like movies. Superhero movies are getting old and tiresome and I hear him. He’s totally right.
Why won’t kids watch true cinema like in the old days with the “Godfather Trilogy” and I’m sure kids today haven’t even heard of those. Why won’t kids watch movies like “Casablanca”, “Citizen Kane” or any Orsen Welles and Humphrey Bogart film. What about true cinema like the old Clint Eastwood westerns, old John Wayne flicks like “True Grit” and Marilyn Monroe films. How come Hollywood isn’t making movies like those anymore? Instead we’re getting too much CGI crap and too much action movies with no story. We want Hollywood making serious movies again which we haven’t had in a long time. When Hollywood does make a serious movie, it only gets put in selected theaters… not being played everywhere like the old days. It’s always the big CGI action movies that gets played everywhere and marketed heavily. It’s tiresome.
I like superhero movies too, though… some of them are pretty cool but it is getting out of control. Hollywood needs to settle down on that stuff. I wanna see movies with good storytelling and that’s what we’re missing. Everybody’s obsessed with CGI and popcorn flicks nowadays. It’s terrible.
Yesterday afternoon, I went and saw “Avengers: Endgame” in theater for the second time. I’m still blown away by the film and loved it even more the second time. It’s definitely a masterpiece of a film and definitely one of the best superhero films ever made.
There has been many superhero films over the years. Some of them were crap, some of them were pretty good but it’s very rare that Hollywood makes a superhero film that’s really good. Why? It’s hard to make a really good superhero film but sometimes Hollywood does make a really good one.
My Top 10 Favorite superhero films in no particular order:
Superman: The Movie
The Dark Knight (w/ Heath Ledger as Joker)
Robocop (the first one with Peter Weller)
Batman (yes, the Burton/Keaton/Nicholson movie)
The Crow (1994 film with Brandon Lee)
Logan (this is the best Wolverine film and still need to get the BluRay at some point)
The Punisher (1994 film w/Thomas Jane, in my opinion this is the best Punisher film)
Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (Animated film but still really good, I was never into Spiderman until I saw this. Still need to get the BluRay soon)
Now you can add “Avengers: Endgame” to that list. I thought the Russo brothers did a great job with “Infinity War/Endgame” ’cause they were both really good movies.
Watching all these superhero movies in the theater over the years of my life, sparked my interest in comics and graphic novels. I just started collecting comics and graphic novels ’cause of it all. I have a small comic and graphic novel collection but it’s a good start.
Keep in mind that it was Superman that started this whole superhero craze. Superman started the comics and he started the live action films. There were no other superhero movies before “Superman: The Movie” came out. They don’t call Superman the king of all superheroes for no reason ’cause he really is. He started it all. Marvel wouldn’t have been around if it wasn’t for him.
Went and saw “Avengers: Endgame” last night in the movie theaters. A few friends of mine invited me over the weekend so I said “Yes, I’m definitely down” and so I went with them.
I’m a huge Avengers fan. Saw all the films in theater and re-watched them all on BluRay last week. Now that the fourth Avengers film, “Endgame” is finally here, I went and saw it last night. After the movie was over three hours later, I was like, “Wow”… my mind was blown. Honestly, I was expecting the film to be “okay” or “pretty good” but it ended up being more than “okay or “pretty good”. The film turned out to be amazing and it’s definitely a masterpiece. If there was a superhero film that deserves to win “Best Picture” in the Oscars for the first time, “Avengers: Endgame” should definitely get that award even though it would never happen.
I really was blown away and speechless when the movie got over with. The film had a great story and great plot. The film was well-acted by everyone in the cast. The film has a crowded cast and it’s mostly big name stars all over. They all did a great job but I was most impressed with Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. Those three guys are great actors for sure. Yeah, Mark Ruffalo is a die-hard liberal and his political views are awful but still, his acting talent can’t be denied. I was impressed with the direction of the film too as the Russo brothers did a great job.
The film had many emotions throughout the film… it can be enjoyable, funny, sad, intense and action packed. While the previous three Avengers movies had some pretty good action scenes, I thought the action scenes in “Endgame” were a blast to watch, though. The action scenes in “Endgame” gave me goosebumps and I was fucking floored. Holy crap!
This is a non-spoiler review so I’m not going to talk about the story at all. Just what I think of it and that’s it ’cause there are some big surprises in the film.
I thought it was a very impressive movie and definitely the best superhero film I’ve seen in years. Yep, “Endgame” is definitely gonna be the final Avengers film. I don’t see how it could continue after this. It’s all over for the Avengers so it’s an end of era. It’s understandable ’cause Robert Downey Jr. spent years and years playing Iron Man and he wants to move from the character finally.
Even though it was a three hour movie, it certainly didn’t feel like it ’cause it went by fast due to the pacing.
Before you see this movie, though, I suggest you see the first three films first ’cause if you don’t… you’re going to get completely confused of the story so definitely watch ’em all in order.
I definitely loved the film and can’t wait for the BluRay already.
Well, earlier this afternoon, I decided to go to the mall to check out the new “Avengers: Infinity War” film which is the third installment of the Avengers franchise. You may have noticed that I don’t do movie reviews here much anymore ’cause why? Simply because I don’t go to the movies much anymore but I’m trying to go more often if they release something I wanna see and turns out “Avengers: Infinity War” is something I wanted to see ’cause I loved the first two Avengers film.
This film was even better. I was so impressed with “Avengers: Infinity War” and was pretty much blown away by it, really. When I was watching this film, I kept trying to figure out which movie it is. Is this an Avengers film or Guardians of the Galaxy 3? Well, it’s a crossover film and I’ve noticed that the Guardians of the Galaxy cast got a lot more screen time than the Avengers cast which was kind of strange to me. Other than that, it was still a very good movie. I loved the whole thing and wasn’t bored one bit. It was action packed and it was fun to watch. The film got serious at times, though.
The ending left me thinking, “WTF just happened?”. Nobody knows what happened at the end and it’s a mystery that no one will find out. I won’t explain what happened ’cause I don’t want to reveal major spoilers but this is just a hint about what’s about to go down. I’m sure all will be explained in the next movie.
I must say that Thanos who was voiced by Josh Brolin was one of the best villains in a superhero film. The cast was very big, though. It’s a crowded movie with so many big name stars all over the place.
I thought the story and writing was interesting and different. The special effects and action scenes were fun too. While this film is a must see, I think it’s appropriate that you must watch the first two Avengers films and the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films so you can see what’s going on. To be honest, I’ve never even watched the “Doctor Strange” movie before yet but I will get around to it at some point.
I do like watching superhero films but there are only very few that I love like “Superman I and II” w/ Chris Reeve, “The Dark Knight” w/ Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, “Iron Man 3”, “Logan”, “The Punisher” w/ Thomas Jane, “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and now you can add “Avengers: Infinity War” to the list.
I thought “Infinity War” was phenomenal. Can’t wait for the next one.
I did watch “The Punisher – Season 1” on Netflix… watched the whole season. Every episode. The show got addicting from the start. There were some Punisher actors in big screen movies over the years like Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson. While those guys were great, I think Jon Bernthal played the best Punisher for sure.
This was a badass show, though. I’m so glad I kept Netflix. Even if most of their original material are shit, sometimes they can have good stuff on there. I was impressed with “The Punisher” on Netflix. It was fucking awesome. Loved all of it. The writing, the acting and the filming were pretty good too. The show was really violent and bloody as well.
When you watch this show, though, Frank Castle doesn’t put on the skull shirt and turn into this tough guy badass toward the end of the show. This is a new origin story of the Punisher, just an introduction. I’m sure things will get even better in Season 2. Season 1 was just a new introduction of the Punisher.
Jon Bernthal is a talented actor, though. I remembered him as Shane in “The Walking Dead” (a show I quit watching by the way). I’m already looking forward to Season 2. I’m not into Marvel that much but the Punisher is my favorite Marvel character. I love the Frank Castle story.
I like the Punisher ’cause he’s one of the very few superheroes who don’t have any superpowers. He’s just a real human kind of like Batman.
If you haven’t seen “The Punisher” on Netflix yet, you should watch it. I thought it was surprisingly a great show.
There are other shows I want to watch on Netflix. I gotta get around to starting “Gotham – Season 3” and I want to check out “Stranger Things” too. Too many shows, too little time.
Netflix has been trying to get all Star Wars movies to be made streamable, including the original trilogy and the prequels, but looks like that’s never gonna happen now. The reason is that Disney is getting their own streaming service pretty soon and everything Star Wars and everything Marvel will be moved to there.
‘Star Wars,’ Marvel Films Moving From Netflix to Disney Streaming Service
I was surprised to see that Disney actually allowed Netflix to stream, Star Wars: Rogue One — that film is gonna get pulled off of there.
Anyway, I don’t like Disney anymore. They’re no longer an interesting company. Are they trying to own everything? Seems like it. Disney is a powerful empire and it’s getting bigger.
Netflix is not all that great of a service either. You don’t need to watch Star Wars on Netflix anyways. The movies can be bought and downloaded from Itunes. If you have a Blu Ray player or just use DVD, you can watch the Star Wars movies on those things too. Even better, if you’re old school and still watch movies on VHS, you could probably watch the original Star Wars versions on VHS.
Screw Netflix. I don’t watch Netflix as much as I used to ’cause it’s no longer interesting. I only kept it ’cause of “Longmire” and “Gotham”. I like those shows.
So the “Thor: Ragnarok” trailer is finally here which looks like a badass movie btw and I’m planning on seeing it for sure but I love how Led Zeppelin songs have been appearing in a lot of movie trailers lately.
Check out this article here:
I’m sure the film makers had to get Jimmy Page’s written permission in order to put Led Zeppelin songs in movie trailers so Jimmy Page is obviously all for it. This is a great way to keep Led Zeppelin’s legacy alive and that’s probably the reason why Page is all for it.
In this new generation of music fans, there are still some people who don’t even listen to Led Zeppelin and this is a great way to promote the band still. I do agree though that Led Zeppelin songs do make movie trailers a lot more exciting.
Can’t wait to see “Thor: Ragnarok” as I’m a pretty big Thor fan.