Martin Scorsese has clarified his criticism of the Franchise that Ate Film in a New York Times op-ed, no less.
“Market-researched, audience-tested, vetted, modified, revetted and remodified until they’re ready for consumption”
Why yes, they are. And formulaic and forgettable. Directed by “giants” of the medium, too. Rarely.
Since speaking out, Ken Loach and Francis Ford Coppola have, when asked, added their voices to this “Marvel is killing cinema” chorus.