The director of Dune Denis Villeneuve has commented that the artistic and aesthetic merit of Marvel movies amounts to just cut, copy and paste. And went on to say on record that “there’s still expensive movies of great value out there”.
He further added that Just think of the golden age of Hollywood to see that commercial films can make a different artistic proposal and, therefore, political. I have never felt like a loss or an impediment for having a generous budget to do what I wanted to do. Upside down”
Villeneuve pointed out that even though Marvel movies are directed by many accomplished directors they still have no way of complimenting the creating anything new or purposeful rather they are molds of the same concept made in the same factory.
Martin Scorsese got into a controversy after he compared Marvel movies with those of Theme parks. James Gunn the director of Guardians of the Galaxy criticized that stance calling the comparison awful and cynical.
In NME’s four-star review of Dune, which releases October 22 in cinemas, the film is described as a blockbuster that’s “jaw-dropping” in scale which takes itself “extremely seriously”.
And after which the criticism of Marvel by yet another big shot indeed definitely widens the battle between Marvel and others and does raise some important questions regarding its artistic quality.