Beau DeMayo Lauds Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ to Make a Point to Scorsese Regarding Superhero Cinema

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The MCU has had its ups and downs in the last few years, but it’s still the most successful franchise ever. What started as a single movie in 2008 has grown over 16 years into the largest cinematic universe, including both live-action movies and TV shows.

Despite this success, it’s become common for famous directors to criticize the MCU and superhero movies. Big names like Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Francis Ford Coppola have mocked them, saying superhero movies aren’t true cinema.

Five years ago, Martin Scorsese, one of the most acclaimed directors of all time, took a few shots at the genre by saying he didn’t consider superhero movies to be real cinema.

I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well-made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, and psychological experiences to another human being.

Now, the quote is more relevant than ever. Recently, George Lucas and Chris Hemsworth have tried to prove Scorsese wrong, and now Beau DeMayo, the head writer of the highly acclaimed ‘X-Men ’97,’ has joined the debate by praising not an MCU movie, but a DCEU one.

In this scene, Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent puts on the Superman suit for the first time, which he got from an abandoned Kryptonian ship. Although he initially stumbles and falls while trying to fly, a hopeful message from his father, Jor-El (played by Russell Crowe), encourages him to keep trying. Hans Zimmer’s powerful score makes the scene especially thrilling.

Even though ‘Man of Steel’ received mixed reviews overall, no one can deny that it is a true cinema.

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