The “Dune” director has weighed in on the great debate surrounding the artistic substance of the MCU.
Another day, another auteur weighing in on the artistic substance of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Almost in time for the two-year anniversary of when Martin Scorsese compared Marvel movies to theme parks, “Dune” director Denis Villeneuve has sounded off on what he thinks about many of the “cut and paste” Marvel movies dominating movie theaters in recent years. Villeneuve spoke to El Mundo (via The Direct) about the MCU, and why big-budget movies are still relevant when they’re coming from master storytellers.
Dune director Denis Villeneuve shared his belief that too many Marvel movies are nothing more than a
During the interview, the outlet pointed out that it is contradictory that blockbuster movies are the ones who want to become the conscience against the drift of capitalism. On the contrary, Villeneuve admitted that he thinks that big-budget movies are still artistically relevant, citing notable filmmakers like Christopher Nolan and Alfonso Cuaron:
"Just think of the golden age of Hollywood to see that commercial films can make a different artistic proposal and, therefore, political. I have never felt like a loss or an impediment to have a generous budget to do what I wanted to do. Upside down. Who said that a movie on a big budget can't be artistically relevant at the same time? I am currently thinking of people like Christopher Nolan or Alfonso Cuarón."
When the interviewer cited Martin Scorsese's comments about the idea that superhero films are not cinema, Villeneuve agreed to the former's sentiment, saying that "these types of movies have turned [the audience] into zombies a bit" due to its "cut and paste" formula:
"Perhaps the problem is that we are in front of too many Marvel movies that are nothing more than a "cut and paste" of others. Perhaps these types of movies have turned us into zombies a bit ... But big and expensive movies of great value there are many today. I don't feel capable of being pessimistic at all."
Just like when Marty Scorcese rightfully criticized the quality of MCU films, the manchildren of the internet are fuming and trying to shit on Villenueve's MUCH superior films (there is no debate - there is no MCU film currently even CLOSE to the level of a Villeneuve film). All while trying to defend their favorite corporation churning out mediocrity to turn their brains into mush so that they can loyally buy merchandise for Disney's newest product... until the next one comes along and they do it all over again!
These are the kinds of "comebacks" you come up with when your brain has consumed too much Marvel: