Martin Scorsese was rained by criticism after publishing a tough letter against Marvel movies in which he claimed they were not “real movies.” Without entering into what is or is not cinema or put the head in the books of Deleuze and Kracauer we can say that the words of Scorsese could be offensive for many of his industry partners. One of those who has taken the most criticism of the director of Taxi Driver and The Irish has been Ryan Reynolds, who has not taken long to fan the fire.
“You should be able to see what you want in the fucking device that you feel like. I don’t know. I would say that’s the way it is,” said Deadpool and the newly released actor 6 in the shade at the last request of Scorsese, who had begged a few days ago that people did not see The Irish through a mobile or an iPad (“a large iPad, if any,” he pleaded) because, according to him, destroys the essence of cinema: the nuances of the Photography is not appreciated, the narrative is not enjoyed as on a large screen, and even the interpretations cannot transmit both in a reduced image and in a dark room with the popping of popcorn as a surround soundtrack.
Scorsese is one of the active directors with the most professional background, but for many he has been stuck in past criteria. Although he has joined Netflix, which is a platform on demand (the one that Steven Spielberg hates so much, for example) and has adapted to frantic narrative rhythms and technological advances, it is not good for films to be enjoyed in The new formats. The ingenious response of social networks to Scorsese’s request was a shower of memes: from seeing the Irish in an old Nokia to a tamagochi. Twitter and its stuff.
Now Reynolds has joined the group of industry members contrary to the statements of the mythical director of The Wolf of Wall Street. Bob Iger, executive director of Disney, was also offended by Scorsese’s words, and even invited him to meet him to end the controversy. Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, and brothers Ross, Joss Whedon and Taika Waititi came out in support of the superheroes. A controversy that is far from over.