Elizabeth Olsen on Marvel criticism
WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen has said she hates when people criticise Marvel movies.
In an interview with the Independent, she said, 'I’m not saying we’re making indie art films, but I just think it takes away from our crew, which bugs me.'
The actress said she gets frustrated when people make Marvel flicks, 'seem like a lesser type of art.'
She explained why: 'These are some of the most amazing set designers, costume designers, camera operators – I feel diminishing them with that kind of criticism takes away from all the people who do award-winning films, that also work on these projects.'
'From an actor’s point of view, whatever, I get it; I totally understand that there’s a different kind of performance that’s happening.'
'But I do think throwing Marvel under the bus takes away from the hundreds of very talented crew people.'
'That’s where I get a little feisty about that,' Elizabeth admitted.
In fairness, Marvel movies get an awful lot of stick!
For example, as quoted by The Guardian, Martin Scorsese said, '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.'
And The Godfather's Francis Ford Coppola agreed: 'he's right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration.'
He added, 'I don't know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again.'