Jason Momoa Defends Comic Book Movies Against Martin Scorsese Comments

It has been some time since Martin Scorsese unleashed his vicious criticism about superhero movies but they have been brought back after Matt Damon echoed his thoughts in a recent interview. However, Jason Momoa isn't having any of it. The Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom star has spoken up to defend comic book films.

Scorsese and Damon agree that superhero movies from DC and Marvel, as well as streaming services, are changing the landscape of cinema. Since then, people have defended comic book films from criticism, insisting that it's all about taste.

Not surprisingly, Momoa has the same idea. In an interview with New York Times, he stated that "it's all subjective."

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"It's like how people say that music is poppy and this music cool. But you know how hard it is just to get your music out there for people to hear? It's all subjective," Momoa said. He then admitted that he attempts "not to pick on anything" and added that although "superhero movies are bubble gum," these films are also similar to "Greek mythology" with "good and evil and heartbreaking moments."

Momoa went on to state that it would be "taking away other art forms if you stop making them."

"I'm not someone who gets hired to play in a lot of cinema, but by being able to do a superhero movie, I can make a movie about something I really care about," he said. Momoa continued that he has "a vision for the whole totality of Aquaman" and that "there are environmental issues that I get to put into it."

Momoa certainly has a point considering that each movie out there is someone's vision and includes the creative license. Although some films are created to please the masses, others choose to take a different approach but still manage to connect with critics and fans alike. In the end, it all comes down to taste, and people are always encouraged to watch what they want to.

Momoa is currently working on Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, which also stars Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Temuera Morrison. The film is scheduled for release on December 16, 2022.

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