Jason Momoa, who will be seen next in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, recently spoke out against Martin Scorsese’s unpopular opinion of the superhero movie market being flooded. For over a decade, superhero movies have been both Hollywood and fan favorites year after year. Momoa’s version sheds a different light on the genre.
Jason Momoa says, “It’s like how people say music is poppy and this music is cool. But you know how hard it is to get your music out in front of people? It’s all subjective. I’m not trying to complain about anything. So “Yeah, superhero movies are bubble gum, but they’re like Greek mythology: they have good and bad and heartbreaking moments. And gosh, you take away other art forms when you stop making them. You take away visual effects, you take away some you can do with makeup.”
“I’m not someone who gets hired to do a lot of movie theater, but being able to make a superhero movie allows me to make a movie about something I really care about. I have a vision for the whole totality of Aquarius. There are environmental issues I’m allowed to put in there. So as you go, ‘Oh yeah, it’s just this popcorn movie,’ I think, ‘Well, I can open people’s eyes to things that are important to me.’
Martin ScorseseVoted by many as one of the greatest filmmakers ever, had quite a few heads spinning when his 2019 op-ed shared some blunt opinions about the superhero as a whole. Here are just a few nuggets:
“I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, good as they are, with actors trying their best under the circumstances, are theme parks. It’s not the cinema of people trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”
“Many of the elements that define cinema as I know it are present in Marvel pictures. What isn’t there is revelation, mystery or real emotional danger. Nothing is at risk. The pictures were created to meet a specific set of requirements , and they are designed as variations on a finite number of themes.”
“They’re sequels in name, but they’re remakes in spirit, and everything in them is officially sanctioned because there really is no other way. That’s the nature of modern movie franchises: market research, audience-tested, vetted, tweaked, overhauled, and tweaked until they are ready for consumption.”
We all know the huge differences in comparison Raging Bull and Goodfellas until The Incredible Hulk or Batman, but there’s room on the dance floor for everyone and we don’t all like the same jams. From square dancing to break dancing, we all have our favorites. And if you’re part of the superhero team, you can bring in Jason Momoa Aquaman and the Lost Kingdomstarring Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. The release is scheduled for December 16, 2022.
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