We all know that zombies do not have the ability to think in the brain, and a well-known director actually compares Marvel audiences to zombies…
As for whether there will be a reversal in the future, we will wait and see.
This year, the sci-fi movie “Dune” is a work with high expectations and is expected to be released in China.
The director of “Dune” is “Denis Villeneuve”, he is considered to be a director of considerable status in the film industry.
“Incendies”, “Blade Runner 2049” and other well-known film and television works, are all directed by him.
Recently, Denis Villeneuve accepted an interview with “El Mundo”, telling his true views on Marvel movies.
Denis Villeneuve believes that “high-budget movies still have corresponding artistic value.”
“Think about the golden age of Hollywood. Commercial films can make different artistic suggestions, so they can also make political suggestions. I never felt that having a high budget to do what I wanted to do was a loss or an obstacle. Who said high budgets? Can’t your films have artistic value at the same time? I’m thinking about people like Christopher Nolan or Alfonso Cuarón.”
To support his point, Denis Villeneuve mentioned well-known directors Christopher Nolan and Alfonso Cuarón.
Then, the reporter interviewed mentioned another well-known director, Martin Scorsese.
In 2019, Martin Scorsese once mentioned that “Marvel movies are not movies, but theme parks.”
At that time, these remarks sparked controversy among many stars and directors, with support and opposition.
Later, Martin Scorsese finally changed his words: theme park movies are a new art form.
In the interview, Denis Villeneuve agreed with Martin Scorsese.
He believes that because of its “copy and paste” model, “this type of movie has turned the audience into zombies.”
“Maybe the problem is that too many Marvel movies we see are just copy and paste other movies. Maybe these types of movies have turned the audience into zombies… But there are many valuable high-budget blockbusters now. I don’t think so. Not pessimistic.”
The above is Denis Villeneuve’s evaluation of Marvel movies.
Denis Villeneuve’s evaluation of the “copy-and-paste” mode of Marvel movies may hint at the idea that superheroes always defeat supervillains at the end of the movie.
However, it is worth mentioning that Marvel has been expanding the genre of superhero movies, trying to integrate it with other elements.
To briefly review, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has already seen many movies incorporating other themes.
For example, “Captain America 2” is a political thriller, “Ant-Man” has family comedy elements, and “Avengers 3” directly allows the villain to win…
The most recent work, “Wanda Vision” incorporates a sitcom style, “Black Widow” is a spy film, and “Shang-Chi” explores mythological creatures.
Marvel movies do have some shortcomings, but various phenomena show that Marvel is trying to improve.
However, it is a bit weird to compare the audience of Marvel movies to “zombies”…