Martin Scorsese recently, and somewhat infamously, described superhero films as not real cinema, likening them to a rollercoaster ride. In a new interview, though, he talks about trying to bring Joker to life for 4-years before bowing out for personal reasons.
Scorsese has a lot of praise for the Todd Phillips version and its lead performance from Joaquin Phoenix. All the while still putting it into a wholly separate category of not cinema. Does this come across as hypocritical to you?