All of a sudden it seems Hollywood is starting to speak against superhero movies; specifically Marvel movies. After director Martin Scorsese said, “Marvel is not cinema” Jennifer Aniston is also not highly inspired by MCU.
Jennifer Aniston has joined Martin Scorsese in the fight against MCU superheroes. The Friends’ star attacked the superhero genre of films supporting it with the reasoning that the market is getting oversaturated with such flicks. But if the movies that are topping the charts all fall in the superhero genre, isn’t that a clear indication of what the fans want? And well, isn’t movies’ sole aim to entertain audiences?
Many fans seem to think that Jennifer Aniston does not have the strongest cinema success rate to accuse MCU of saturating the silver screen with superheroes. (If the world wants superheroes, why does Rachel Green have a problem with it?)
The ongoing cinematic war against Marvel raises the question: Are people trying to blame their failure on superhero movies’ massive success?
What’s more, while her recent Netflix movie, ‘Murder Mystery’ was a nice story to watch, it failed to hit the bull’s eye. On the contrary, Marvel’s latest, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ broke global records. Well, we will let these numbers do the talking!
But if you are not updated on what Jennifer Aniston said about MCU, scroll down.
Jennifer Aniston thinks that there need to be fewer Marvel films so as to bring genre diversity to cinema
She spoke to Variety and put forward her thoughts saying that the ever-growing number of Marvel movies is “diminishing” the quality of cinemas.
The “Diminishing” Cinema
When asked why she had chosen to return to TV after focusing on films, this is what she replied: “It wasn’t until the last couple of years when these streaming services were just sort of exploding with this amount of quality that I actually started to think, ‘Wow, that’s better than what I just did’.”
Furthermore, Jennifer Aniston continued pointing out to MCU movies, “And then you’re seeing what’s available out there and it’s just diminishing and diminishing in terms of, it’s big Marvel movies. Or things that I’m not just asked to do or really that interested in living in a green screen.”
So, Jennifer Aniston told the publication that she would prefer to come back to the world of character-driven dramas and comedies.
She said, “I think we would so love to have the era of Meg Ryan come back. I just think it would be nice to go into a movie theater, sit cozy. I think we should have a resurgence. Let’s get the Terms of Endearment back out there. You know, Heaven Can Wait, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Goodbye Girl.”
With over a dozen of superhero flicks already in the pipeline for the next three years, it is highly unlikely that MCU will heed Jennifer Aniston’s words.
A world with fewer superhero flick lies nowhere in the near future
The list is just starting
But before Jennifer Aniston put forward her ideas relating to MCU movies, Martin Scorsese already took the first hit. In fact, Scorsese doesn’t even consider them as cinema.
When speaking to Empire magazine, the director said he tried to get into Marvel films, but couldn’t. “I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema.”
Martin Scorsese elaborated his point talking about MCU. “Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”
Striking the wrong notes
Jennifer Aniston’s opinion on MCU movies split Netizens. Her fans sided with her saying that being an established actress, she has the right to give her opinion on the matter.
But she did not strike the right notes with Marvel fans who were fumed at her comments.
Recently, Jennifer Aniston and Mariah Carey were honoured at a women’s luncheon on Friday in Beverly Hill. Jennifer Aniston’s pictures with MCU’s Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) soon went viral but with some questions attached to them.
Amidst many who opined on Martin Scorsese and Jennifer Aniston’s quotes on Marvel movies, noted former NBA player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was also one. He summed up his words with this:
“Scorsese admitted that he’s never seen a Marvel movie all the way through and I feel sorry for him that he hasn’t experienced the sheer joy, humor, and excitement of these films. That he didn’t see Robert Downey Jr.’s touching death scene as Iron Man or Tom Holland’s infectious wonderment at becoming Spider-Man or the delightful banter of Hulk and Thor.”
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