Martin Scorsese Refuses To Back Down On His Marvel Comments
According to a report from the LosAngelesTimes.com, Martin Scorsese recently penned a long op-ed for the New York Times in which he doubled down on his thoughts regarding comic book movies. Formerly, the iconic director criticized the Marvel Cinematic Universe and said it wasn't true cinema.
Moreover, the director claimed the MCU and all of the movies falling under its umbrella were more like a theme park, rather than cinema, stating that the films failed to convey certain experiences of a human to another.
As it was previously reported, Martin sparked controversy and backlash when he made the aforementioned comment regarding the MCU. Not only was he criticized by social media users, but he was also argued against by other media figures, actors, actresses, directors, and Marvel executives.
On Monday, Martin wrote an op-ed in which he continued to make similar claims, although, with more solid arguments as well as context. You can check out one Twitter user's comment below:
The director added that much of the words he had to say previously about the films had a lot to do with the films he viewed when he was growing up as a cinema fan. Furthermore, the director stated that the films have actually been a detriment to the art form of storytelling.
As it was noted above, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry addressed Martin's comments, including Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, Robert Downey Junior, who starred in all of the Avengers films, as well as Samuel L. Jackson.
Incidentally, Francis Ford Coppola, the legendary filmmaker who crafted the iconic Godfathe r films, made similar comments regarding the MCU. The filmmaker referred to comic book movies as "despicable" and he said he couldn't agree more about their lack of value to the culture and cinema in general.
Francis claimed the movies failed to communicate a different theme or different message, many of which are typically just the same story over and over again but with slightly different characters. Francis added in relation to Martin's comments, "he didn’t say it’s despicable, which I just say it is.”