Martin Scorsese REFUSES to let Marvel off the hook; Worries audience would confuse MCU movies for cinema

After he said Marvel movies are "not cinema," Martin Scorsese has now said he fears young audiences would confuse the comic book movies as cinema. Here's what he said.
Martin Scorsese REFUSES to let Marvel off the hook; Worries audience would confuse MCU movies for cinemaMartin Scorsese REFUSES to let Marvel off the hook; Worries audience would confuse MCU movies for cinema
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Martin Scorsese is unimpressed with Marvel Cinematic Universe and he has no qualms admitting it. Over the past few weeks, Scorsese has been talking about the movies made under the umbrella of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The international filmmaker, who has taken the director's seat in several acclaimed films including Taxi Driver and Goodfellas, is pressing on his views that superhero movies are not cinema. Scorsese has been repeating that Marvel movies are "not cinema." However, in a new interview, Scorsese has shifted focus from the production house to the audience walking into the theatres to watch it. 

The Irishman director admits fearing that young minds could confuse these superhero movies as cinema. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he criticizes, "The key that I’m hoping for is for theaters to continue to support narrative cinema of this kind." He lamented about how young minds experience life and understand the consequences of history. 

"The theaters support the films. But right now the theaters seem to be mainly supporting the theme park, amusement park, comic book films. They’re taking over the theaters. I think they can have those films; it’s fine. It’s just that that shouldn’t become what our young people believe is cinema. It just shouldn’t," he added. 

Over the weekend, The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola shared the same sentiments as Scorsese. "When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he's right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration," he said, as per AFP report. "I don't know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again. Martin was kind when he said it's not cinema. He didn't say it's despicable, which I just say it is," he added. 

What are your thoughts on Martin Scorsese's comment on Marvel movies? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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