City of God director Fernando Meirelles has weighed in on the ongoing debate regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Similar to Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, Meirelles isn't a fan of the superhero blockbusters.
Meirelles was asked to share his thoughts on the MCU's popularity at the Mumbai Film Festival. "I know that they are big but I don't watch them," the director said. "I mean I like the technique, sometimes I watch fragments and trailers and all the VFX and the production is really spectacular, really first class people are involved. But I can't engage with the story, I get sleepy. Sometimes I watch those at the cinema and after half an hour I am sleepy. It's very overwhelming. It doesn't interest me at all."
Many of Hollywood's top figures began voicing their opinions on Marvel Studios films when Martin Scorsese initially referred to the blockbusters as "not cinema." Since then, other prominent directors such as Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Kevin Smith have voiced responses of their own.
Fernando Meirelles, commonly known for directing 2002's City of God, has achieved several awards and nominations since beginning his career in the film industry. Meirelles' most recent film is Netflix's The Two Popes, which is set to be released on November 27.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)