May 21 2013
It’s fair to say that tentpole movies have become a bit of a new Mecca for prominent filmmakers.
DC brought in Oscar nominee and repeat mindbender Christopher Nolan to kick-start the Batman franchise. Marvel’s made a habit of filling their cinematic world with filmmakers who have ambition and distinct voices.
And last year we got Skyfall, a James Bond adventure with a full-on Oscar-winner at the helm.
Big-budget genre is drawing the talents of legitimate artists. People who have something to say; who’ve defined their careers by tackling difficult subjects, tricky thematics, and excellent filmmaking. Cool!
But now that these types of movies are entering the arena of artistic significance, it’s time to start distinguishing between the different goals they’re chasing.