- Oct 25, 2017
Yea SLJ basically saying "Everyone has opinions." Whoa!
The whole "gatekeeping" thing is pretty funny. If anything you could even argue in the opposite direction... the insane overreaction to his comments will pretty much make any future director/actor/whatever keep their opinions to themselves.
How is that gatekeeping in the opposite direction?
Martin is objectively gatekeeping: using a non-standard, self-serving definition of "cinema" to disqualify the work of others.
It's certainly possible for people to give their opinion on a body of work without using made up qualifications to discredit the work.
Its one thing to say "the MCU movies I've seen didn't move me because they didn't convey human emotional and psychological experiences and that's what I want out of cinema" - and It would have been an valid opinion, even though many would disagree that all mcu films fit that description.
But to argue that MCU isn't cinema, based on parameters pulled out of his ass- that's nonsense.