Martin Scorsese Says Marvel Films Are Like Theme Parks & Not Cinema, MCU Fans Respond

Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese has given us iconic movies like GoodfellasTaxi Driver and The Departed in his career spanning over 50 years. He is one of the most respected and celebrated directors of our time. And apparently he believes that the popular Marvel movies are more hype than substance.

When Empire magazine asked him if he’d seen any Marvel movies, he said, “I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema.”

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The Guardian quoted him explaining his views,

“Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”

His comments caused quite a stir on the internet. Several people associated with the franchise responded. USA Today quoted Guardian of the Galaxy director James Gunn saying that he “will always love Scorsese, be grateful for his contribution to cinema, and can’t wait to see The Irishman.”

Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon also shared his two cents on the matter with this tweet.

Subsequently, people put forth counter-arguments with examples of real emotions and human experiences portrayed in Marvel films.

Needless to say, some MCU fans trolled Scorsese while others conceded that it was a fair point.

What’s your take on the matter- did Scorsese hit the nail right on the head or he is being overly critical?

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