The Battle for Cinema

Spiderman’s Tom Holland has responded to Martin Scorsese’s criticism of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The Marvel films aren’t as good as their box office billions suggest, but there is cinema art in those productions.

Some of the films fall flat sure – perhaps failing more often than not – but there is thought there. There’s too much talent in the production – they can’t help themselves.

There’s also the fact that movie serials during the golden age of cinema have a lot in common with Marvel’s cultural juggernaut.


Marvel has released some on screen content for the first time in a while with Wandavision.

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With the money that’s been rolling in for the Marvel studio it does have some leeway to experiment, but boy oh boy have they taken a sharp left turn with this one.

There’s references a plenty not just for Marvel fans, but for old tv historians as well. Sitcoms from the 50s and 60s and later decades get a referential shout out in all the visuals and set ups.

There’s an underlying darkness to the start of the series. The early episodes certainly are promising, but it’s the brave format choice that will keep this blog watching.