Martin Scorsese famously said that Marvel films are closer to theme parks than movies, lacking revelation or depth of characterisation. Whilst they’re hardly high culture I’d argue that there’s a remarkable complexity to them. Perhaps not so much as standalone films, but when held together as a whole.
Yesterday I wrote a piece for the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity’s Connecting with Culture, exploring one reason why I think we are fascinated by these films.
And note, I wrote the piece before watching the omnishambles that was Eternals, which if I were to review in a tweet, I would say…
Anyway, you can check out the article here. Let me know what you think!