According to Comic Book Movie on Sunday, “Captain America 3’s” Russo bothers discussed the snubbed comic book movie genre and the chances of their Marvel Studios directed film at having a shot at the Oscars. They talked about how this particular genre is unrecognized and explain their reasons why it should come into the wheel house of other non-comic book movie genres.
For instance, Heath Ledger won the Best Supporting Actor for “The Dark Knight”, but one may wonder if he would’ve won had he still been alive. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is a genre film that the Russo brothers are passionate about, but are left at a quandary as to why such a genre, which has gained in massive success that outweigh their own merit, would be ignored. It was explained that “shunning” such films for their massive presence in film shall be just as dismissive as the western genre being, as how it was put, “matinee fodder.”
“It’s strange that the comic book film genre is so often thought of only in terms of its economic merits. Yes, it’s shockingly popular and continues to grow, and , yes , the box office success of these films can often embarrassingly outweigh their merits, but as Christopher Nolan perhaps first proved, real and valuable filmmaking can be achieved with the genre. It’s sad that some poeple , seemingly soured by having to endure the massive cultural presence and expectations that even mediocre or poor examples of the genre can generate, react by trying to reject the genre as a whole.”
This typically pointed out a flaw in the decision making process the Academy makes when attempting to qualify films such as “Twelve Years a Slave” and “The Imitation Game” as well as “Foxcatcher.” That being said, it does make sense how they were seen as prospects, but the Russo’s wonder why movies like their film would not be allowed as part of that scene. The directors point out that there are certain films like “The Manchurian Candidate” and “The French Connection” that brought influence to their comic book movie that would indeed qualify it for the awards process.
For instance, one may at first glance thought a talking tree and a raccoon was absurd in a movie, but James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expressed a lot of aspects of relate-ability, expressions of emotion, an uplifting, and light hearted experience of such a range of emotions that any other non-comic book movie film would.
“It’s a real movie, real filmmaking , and it has really high aspirations , in terms of what cinema can be and what it can do , and what our experience of it is. It has every intention on the part of the filmmakers to reach audiences on the deepest level.”
The Russo brothers’ “Captain America 3” is scheduled to debut on May 6, 2016.