> Yes, this is an open cash-grab. But is it that wrong? Yes. It is.
A problem (or issue) with a society like the American one, with no shared ethical and cultural code, is that you can never say something is wrong or tasteless, etc.
If it makes bucks for someone, and some people pay to see it, etc, or consider it OK, then that's that.
There's no cultural shared ground to stand on to say anything about anything. Superhero movies are just as good as Apocalypse Now or Cassavetes, dead actors images milked is OK, since it can be done and some people are fine with it, etc.
No wonder there are so many crazies in a place where money and the individual caprice is the only shared value... Enjoy your cultural wasteland...
The showrunners fucked up the last season of GoT so badly, it left a bitter taste to many fans.
I was a hardcore fan, and I will mostly likely skip any spin-off just because of that, I don't care about that "universe" anymore....
Well, I would give you the benefit of the doubt regarding HFR and perception.
But if you're also OK with the "motion smoothing", perhaps the issue is that you have no discerning taste. Like some people who can eat anything, no matter how bad it is cooked.
So whether you got used to it, might be a coincidence with you being an outlier...
Did a fifteen year old wrote the article?
Saying your opinion on whether something is art (mostly meaning "good art") or not, is part of the reason of being an artist.
For those just doing it for the business "everything is art" (meaning any old crap they can sell).
For those concerned with cinema, some things are more worthy of the title than others.
And that's not "get off my lawn" (implying some senile old man).
Even a very young Scorsese was vocal about the movies he liked. Like tons of other young directors do. Sorry, classifying art works regarding to perceived quality or importance is not an age thing. Tons of young filmmakers are also vocal about which movies they consider commercial crap and which not.
God forbid, anybody insults the wisdom of Joe Average, and his "right" to watch Avenger movies. It's a free country, anybody can still watch whatever they like, and Scorsese (and many others) can still NOT consider it worthy.
When did "superhero in spandex" movies became the epitome of cinema, so much that people are not allowed to consider unworthy?
If some artist (e.g. Radiohead) called "Spice Girls" or "Boys 2 Men" or whatever, and "not music", would you also protest? Or Marvel movies get some special exemption from being criticized because they're popular? Milli Vanilli and Vanilla Ice were also popular...
In the modern world, especially the US, everything is "subjective", so individual opinion is king. There's no shared canon to fall back on, so anybody can argue that Avengers is just as good as the Taxi Driver or Citizen Cane...
Yes, just like a spectacular angry response against e.g. a KKK march show that the KKK was right... Very good logic d:mas...