In October 2019 the acclaimed director Martin Scorsese, author of classics like Dangerous Streets – 98%, Taxi Driver – 98% and The Last Temptation of Christ – 82%, as well as well-known current films such as La Isla Siniestra – 68%, Silencio – 84% and The Irishman – 100%, he ignited the debate on social networks for his controversial comments about Marvel, since he said in an interview with Empire that for him his films are not cinema.
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Almost two years have passed since the director made that comment and made superhero fans angry, and the debate continues, but an old interview reveals that the director is not as hater as he seems, as he said he liked Spider-Man. – 89%, by Sam Raimi, in a 2003 documentary.
In fact, the director has explained on several occasions that he was not referring specifically to Marvel or DC Comics, but to superhero cinema in general, and also repeatedly clarified that he did not despise the films, but the fact that the big studios were monopolizing the films. movie theaters and increasingly leaving out auteur cinema and other genres.
As often happens with gossip, people have only stayed with the director’s first statement and have decontextualized it, and so we come to this 2021 where there is still talk of Scorsese’s “hatred” towards Marvel. However, the proof that he does not hate superhero cinema is in a video shared on Twitter, which according to comments and a Reddit post, belongs to the 2003 documentary directed by Ted Demme, A Decade Under the Influence – 77%, which is about how the 1970s impacted Hollywood cinema.
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Very important industry figures such as Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin and Paul Schrader, among others, appear in the documentary. But what concerns us is what Scorsese said. Unfortunately we could not corroborate it, but the interview seems authentic and we hear the director say:
Hollywood movies, like Spider-Man, the Sam Raimi movie that I actually like.
Martin Scorsese praising the OG Spider-Man movies> pic.twitter.com/0JELBv4AA8
– Omar 🍇 (@ OmarOVO24) August 16, 2021
Since the video allegedly comes from a 2003 documentary, he could only have seen the first installment of the trilogy, and alongside Scorsese there are many critics and fans who agree that this is a good movie, an origin story from superhero full of action and excitement alike.
Spider Man hit theaters in May 2002 and was a massive box office success; starred Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn / Green Goblin, and James Franco as Harry Osborn. Its sequel was released in 2004 and is considered one of the best superhero movies by some, while the third installment, which hit theaters in 2007, was a disappointment.
Fans of Spider Man, from Sam raimi, have had good reason to be excited this past year, as there are rumors about the return of Tobey Maguire to his role as the arachnid superhero in the film Spider-Man: No Way Home. For a year there have been clues that point in that direction, and the trailer published a few weeks ago confirmed the return of the Green Goblin from Willem dafoe and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, which leaves little room for doubt about Maguire’s return.
The return of Andrew Garfield, star of The Amazing Spider-Man, is also expected – 73% and The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Electro’s Menace – 52%. Spider-Man: No Way Home It will hit theaters on December 17, and will be preceded in November by Eternals, another Marvel superhero film that has generated high expectations among fans.
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