We live in a tragically divided society, and for the purposes of this short story, we’re going to pretend that the big divide is between people who like Marvel movies and people who don’t like Marvel movies. On one side are the trash-eating monsters who will gobble up anything the mouse throws at them, and on the other side are the fun-hating snobs who think a movie isn’t worth watching. be watched unless it hurts.
Now a peacemaker has arrived to try to bring the two sides together, with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness star Elizabeth Olsen narrative The Independent which she doesn’t like when people try to pretend that superhero movies are a “lesser type of art” because of all the work that goes into it. At the same time, she adds, “I’m not saying we do indie art movies,” but she says that disregarding the effort that goes into Marvel movies “takes away” to the “incredible set designers, costume designers, cameramen”, who work there (and can also working on “award winning films”).
From an acting perspective, she says she understands that “there’s a different kind of performance that happens,” but “throwing Marvel under the bus takes away hundreds of very talented crew members.” . This makes her a little “feisty”.
Surely we can all agree that Marvel movies aren’t standalone art movies. and we can also agree that a lot of people put in a lot of work to make the movies happen. Surely the people who designed Doctor Strange’s cape deserve no less credit just because the cape is in a superhero movie and not The power of the dog (Can you imagine how good this guy would have made everyone if he had the Levitation Cloak?).
With this common ground hopefully established, perhaps we can now work to unite these two parties once and for all.