Avengers: Endgame director Anthony Russo on Marvel movies controversy: Martin Scorsese doesn't own cinema

Martin Scorsese criticised Marvel movies referring to them as "not cinema," which led to a worldwide debate. Avengers: Endgame's director-duo The Russo Brothers (Joe Russo, Anthony Russo) reacted to The Irishman director's comments.
Avengers: Endgame is currently the most successful film of all time with a global box-office collection of $2.78 billion.Avengers: Endgame is currently the most successful film of all time with a global box-office collection of $2.78 billion.
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There has been a lot of chatter surrounding Marvel movies, thanks to some criticism from Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The Irishman director shared candidly with Empire, "It isn't the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being." Many of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) cast members and directors have openly spoken about Marty's comments about how Marvel films are "not cinema" and more like a "theme park." Now, Avengers: Endgame's director-duo Joe and Anthony Russo have added in their two cents on the ongoing controversy.

"Ultimately, we define cinema as a film that can bring people together to have a shared, emotional experience," Joe passionately shared with The Hollywood Reporter while noting that Endgame's tremendous box-office success ($2.78 billion global box-office collection) is not a signifier of financial success but mostly a signifier of emotional success through the audience's reaction. For Joe, the movie has had an unprecedented impact on the audience, all around the world in a way where they all shared the narrative experience and the emotions while watching Endgame.

"The other way to think about it, too, is nobody owns cinema. We don't own cinema. You don't own cinema. Scorsese doesn't own cinema," Anthony stated as a direct response to Martin's comment.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Miss you, sir...

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Meanwhile, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige shared with THR, "I think that’s not true. I think it’s unfortunate, I think myself and everyone who works on these movies loves cinema, loves movies, loves going to the movies, loves to watch a communal experience in a movie theatre full of people," as his reply to Scorsese dissing Marvel movies.

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