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Mark Ruffalo defends taking out Marvel with side-eyes in Star Wars

Mark Ruffalo defends taking out Marvel with side-eyes in Star Wars

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While on a press tour for Strong womanMark Ruffalo spoke with metro Around Marvel’s use of visual effects and the The magnitude of the output from the studio. Whereas he only had glowing praise for leaps and bounds CGI It’s taken over the past decade or so that he’s been involved with Marvel, and he’s had some strong feelings about how much “content” Marvel is putting in.

Ruffalo said he’s not worried about the amount of work Marvel is releasing. “I understand that these things take their course and then something else comes along. But the thing Marvel has done so well is that, within the MCU, just as they do with comic books, they let the director or actor kind of recreate each piece in their own style, their likeness.”

A bold claim, considering that even as Marvel tries to turn roads into other genres through its work, there is an identical tone and the occasional need for connection frustratingly getting over it. Given the new claims about how Marvel portrays their films, I don’t think that’s a very strong argument at all. Visual flair is all well and good, but if you’re only offering variations on a topic, is it really special?

Next, Ruffalo continues to dig his grave deeper by pressing down on another big franchise that might be able to compete with Marvel’s production – fellow Disney megastar. star Wars. “If you see a star Warsyou will get the same version of star Wars Every time… you’re always, really, in the same kind of world. But with Marvel you can have a completely different feeling even within the Marvel Universe.”

The thing is that a part of me agrees with him: star Wars Do Reusing the same stories and metaphorsand seems to be related to the desert planets that I Can not really understandbut to compare Marvel and star Wars And acting as if one were superior to the other on an artistic basis of originality sounds like throwing a few stones into glasshouses at this point.. You play the Hulk, sir, a character that has been adapted in pretty similar ways from the comics ever since Le Ferrigno TV the structure It first began broadcasting in 1977, the same year as the first star Wars Movie released in theaters.

I’m not here to discuss the technical advantages of Marvel vs. star WarsBut pretending for even a second that directors have more or less control over competing multi-billion dollar franchises is a fool’s errand. an aside here, but Once we start referring to any kind of art (even blockbuster movies) as “content” I feel as though we’re missing something, culturally speaking. The content looks clinical, and feels transactional in a way that makes me feel uncomfortable. I don’t want content, I want understanding and thoughtful work. I want people to know that this is handmade stuff, and that this is done by real people doing real work. There is no such thing as Marvel content, but there is art, and if we treat these huge cultural moments with respect, we may be able to change the culture.

So look, no matter your feelings about how much work any single studio puts in, the fact that any actor is asked to defend it might be a hint that maybe, very There’s plenty there – no matter what fantasy universe you belong in.


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