To be fair to Scorsese, it's the state of cinema in 2019 that seems to be bringing him down, and it is harder for independent small budget movies to find room in the cinema next to the blockbuster behemoths. This doesn't mean that cinema as an art form is dying, just that it's changing. The streaming wars have only just begun, and with them comes an increasing demand for content. In fact, it seems that companies like NetFlix, are more than happy to bankroll a creatives singular vision in a way which was previously unheard of. Scorsese may bemoan the loss of cinema as art, but he's just made The Irishman for $140 million, something that at no other point in time would he have been able to do.
In fact, with our viewing habits changing, and with so many audience members choosing to stay at home and watch films, it's Marvel's must-see spectacles, which have to be seen on the big screen before they are spoilt that are keeping the multiplexes full. One could argue that franchise movies like Marvel, aren't just cinema, they're actually saving Cinema.
For us, being on the other side and after seeing the dedication, thought, training, and effort that goes into creating these spectacles, you can’t tell us that they're not cinema! You can't tell us that's not art!
What do you think? Do you agree with Scorsese? Is Marvel not cinema? Or, like us, do you believe that it is? Leave your comment below!