Denis Villeneuve has weighed in on the inventive benefit of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, saying many films are “cut and paste” jobs.
The director, identified for Arrival, Blade Runner 2049 and the upcoming Dune, commented on the relevance of massive finances studio productions – stating that whereas Marvel films “have turned us into zombies a bit”, there’s nonetheless costly films of “great value” on the market.
“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.”
Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in ‘Dune’ (Credit score: Warner Bros)
He added: “Simply consider the golden age of Hollywood to see that business movies could make a special inventive proposal and, subsequently, political. I’ve by no means felt like a loss or an obstacle to have a beneficiant finances to do what I wished to do. The other way up.
“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 Cuaron.”
Villeneuve not too long ago commented on MCU films to French outlet Premiere: “If we’re speaking about Marvel, the factor is, all these movies are comprised of the identical mould. Some filmmakers can add somewhat color to it, however they’re all solid in the identical manufacturing unit.
“It doesn’t take anything away from the movies, but they are formatted.”
Again in 2019, Martin Scorsese triggered a firestorm by comparing comic-book movies to theme parks, claiming, in his opinion, they had been “not cinema”. His stance was criticised by Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn on the time, and not too long ago this 12 months when he described his comments as “awful cynical”.
In NME’s four-star review of Dune, which releases October 22 in cinemas, the movie is described as a blockbuster that’s “jaw-dropping” in scale which takes itself “extremely seriously”.
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