Oct
07
2019

My immediate reaction to the entire Scorsese/MCU kerfuffle.

And, honestly: it should have been yours.

Well, more seriously: good God, let the man have his tastes. So Martin Scorsese doesn’t like MCU flicks? Well, it’s a free country. I don’t like alternate history novels written by mainstream authors who think that they can write genre fiction (they can’t), and the world accommodates me — so we can all leave Scorsese be, too.

4 Comments

  • acat says:

    .. I’m fine leaving Scorsese alone … it’s the ‘fans’ who somehow transmogrify Scorseses’ taste into a “rule” or “edict”, then use it to justify showing their derrieres …
    .
    Using one old mans’ taste as a justification for claiming others are having wrongfun is .. just not copacetic.
    .
    Mew

  • Finrod says:

    I’m reminded of what JRR Tolkien had to say about negative views and reviews of Lord of the Rings:

    “Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible; and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer.”

    I’ve never seen any of Scorsese’s movies, and I don’t intend to, since I expect I’d have the same view of his movies that he has of MCU movies.

    … and yes, I had a copy of Fellowship of the Ring sitting within reach of me here on the couch that I could grab to get that quote from the foreword. I didn’t grab the name Finrod all these years ago out of thin air, you know.

    • Phil Smith says:

      I’ve seen a few, they’re frequently derivative of each other. The Wolf of Wall Street is just a remake of Goodfellas, with a little less gunplay.

      However, take a chance on After Hours. It’s a hoot.

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