Scorsese, who won an Oscar in 2007 for The dead, wrote in his column about what the “art form” of cinema means to him.
“So, you might ask, what’s my problem? Why don’t you just let the superhero movies and other franchise movies be?” He asked. “The reason is simple. In many places in this country and around the world, franchise movies are now your first choice if you want to see something on the big screen. It’s a perilous time in cinematic exploitation, and it there are fewer independent cinemas than there are already. “
He notably directed Irish for Netflix in 2019, but added that it was also available in theaters.
Scorsese went on to say that “we now have two distinct areas: there is global audiovisual entertainment and there is cinema”.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 made $ 863 million at the global box office in 2017, while Irish made less than a million dollars thanks to its release on the streaming site.