Is this scorseses “they’re not cinema” take? I love Martin (the horrible shutter island aside) but I honestly had no idea what he was even trying to say with this, ironic that while he is lamenting the death of “cinema” he was taking the Netflix millions to make a 3 and 1/2 film that likely gets edited down to a punchy 2 and 1/2 hours if it’s a cinematic release.
Also ironic that most of the most scathing criticism of comic book films usually comes from people who openly admit they’ve not seen them.
Fair, said person is likely missing some pretty ground breaking horror though (Ari Asters stuff, it follows).for mine his comments about not cinema relate to what we think of as board-room movies and mcu movies supposedly a theme park ride. they take you on a ride through the checkpoints you're supposed to see, formulaic.
it's an interesting discussion on its own, how much of a thing do i need to ingest before i know i don't want to ingest the thing.
when people say they don't like horror movies, there's an understanding that they have no interest in the themes and visuals in the movie, and no-one questions this or expects them to watch it before coming to that conclusion. they don't like blood, guts, violence, or maybe they're bored of zombies or tired of horror movie tropes. while it's true that a movie will be a more complex experience for those invested enough to follow characters they like and tease out narratives or other things, people stop short because of the trappings and whatever styling the story is wrapped in.
is it particularly fair? not really, but it's as fair as asking people to swallow themes they know they don't like to prove they don't like it.
anyway, i watch trailers, check reviews, written or youtube, watch some scenes as part of that.
Ive read alot of articles about similar stuff but the reality is those mid sized films were going the way of the dodo anyway. Blockbusters and indies was sort of happening more and more from when Jurrassic Park and Twister dominated the box office and every year after had a similar development (Men In Black through to Avatar).Just read an article that said the modern superhero driven film industry means that a 100 million dollar comedy like Tropic Thunder would basically never get made today. There's no room in the budgets after throwing double that at MCU style flicks, especially one that's MA rated (Yanky R).
For comparison the first Deadpool flick was about 60 million and the second was nearly double that, however both had similar box office totals. Will be interesting to see what Disney throw at it.
Movies that used to be earning of a decent sized production no longer have it, original concepts now don't get the push behind them they used to. Doesn't mean they can't be good or aren't funded, but they can't be everything they could.