One of the most widespread debates on social networks (more specifically, of course, on the fighting site, Twitter) is that of movie ticket price. Are they excessively expensive? Should we add popcorn because it is part of the ritual of going to the movies? Why are movie tickets expensive but, for the same price, a mixed drink is not? Each side has its way of seeing it. What is not usually so normal is that some directors ally themselves with those who say that, honestly, having Netflix, who wants a big screen?
the russo brothers, directors of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ or ‘Captain America: Civil War’ have separated from Marvel to present their latest film, the decent ‘The invisible agent’, which premiered in theaters on Friday in a testimonial way before its arrival in Netflix this week. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter they have made it clear that it seems to them that the cinema is no longer the opium of the peoplebut only of the elites.
We must also remember that being able to go to the movies is something elitist. It’s fucking expensive. So this idea that was created, that we cling to, that the cinema is a sacred space, is false. And he rejects the idea of letting anyone in.
The Russos they want to get out of the “culture war” about whether going to the movies or watching it in streaming has more or less value. And that they filmed ‘The invisible agent’ thinking exclusively of the big screen: “This is how we shot it, how we think about it and, on a technical level, how we support it”. They have also taken advantage, since they were in a mode of not leaving head puppet, to mess with auteur cinema.
Author cinema is already 50 years old. It was conceived in the 70’s. We grew up with it. We were kids, it was really important to us. But we know that the world needs to change and the more we try not to do so, the more chaos we will create. No one is in a position to reject the ideas of the next generation.
The Russo brothers, let’s not forget, are The directors of the highest-grossing film in the history of cinema. Despite this, they affirm that they do not care where it is seen if that serves to embrace the new generations and reach those people who are hardest to reach. In other words: that his next movie will also be released by Netflix.