Denis Villeneuve has weighed in on the creative 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 huge price range 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: Warner Bros
He added: “Simply consider the golden age of Hollywood to see that business movies could make a special creative proposal and, subsequently, political. I’ve by no means felt like a loss or an obstacle to have a beneficiant price range to do what I wished to do. The wrong 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 lately commented on MCU films to French outlet Premiere: “If we’re speaking about Marvel, the factor is, all these movies are made out of the identical mould. Some filmmakers can add a bit color to it, however they’re all forged in the identical manufacturing unit.
“It doesn’t take anything away from the movies, but they are formatted.”
Again in 2019, Martin Scorsese induced a firestorm by comparing comic-book movies to theme parks, claiming, in his opinion, they have been “not cinema”. His stance was criticised by Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn on the time, and lately this yr 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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