Russo brothers have been at the top of the game, ever since they began working for MCU in Captain America: Winter Soldier. They’ve now toppled the box office for both Infinity War and Endgame. With Endgame, they officially beat Avatar to become the highest grossing movie of all time ever.
This places a high responsibility on their careers as directors; Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely also really managed to push their creative ideas together, to build a masterpiece ending for the fans.
Since early October, many directors have started to give their opinion towards Marvel movies. The most infamous was Martin Scorsese’s “not cinema” opinion that started pushing other directors to also give their hateful opinions; some even calling it “despicable”.
Since these comments, the directors of Endgame and Infinity War, have given their response:
“Ultimately, we define cinema as a film that can bring people together to have a shared, emotional experience”
Stated Joe Russo. He also claimed:
“When we look at the box office [of] Avengers: Endgame, we don’t see that as a signifier of financial success, we see it as a signifier of emotional success. It’s a movie that had an unprecedented impact on audiences around the world in the way that they shared that narrative and the way that they experienced it, and the emotions they felt watching it.”
Anthony Russo made the statement that no one owns cinema, not the brothers, not Scorsese, not even viewers; no one does.
The brothers have been constantly in the dark about these comments, but it seems that they’re no longer taking any more negativity from any other directors.
Scorsese also later did comment extra words, changing his tone a little:
“They’re a new art form” he exclaimed, he also went on to call them “theme park” films; he considers them family films and an entertaining one.
“It’s something different from films that are shown normally in theaters, that’s all. My concern is losing the screens to massive theme park films”
Although correct about the theme park statement, Scorsese misses the entire process of Endgame. He thinks viewers are less likely to go to the cinemas and theatres, however it’s the opposite. Never has a franchise united fans and allowed them to express emotions together, like Avengers has.
Even YouTube channels and ideas have emerged from this, audience reactions are now big categories on YouTube; it mostly started to build hype around Infinity War.
The Russo Brothers are currently working away at 21 Bridges, but they didn’t take full creative ranks. Let’s see if they can show true cinema in their other projects.
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