Martin Scorsese REVEALS he tried to watch Marvel movies but says it's not cinema

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese revealed in an interview that he tried to watch Marvel movies but couldn't because according to him, these movies are not "cinema." Read below to know Martin's reasoning for his controversial statement.
Martin Scorsese slammed Marvel movies in a recent interview.Martin Scorsese slammed Marvel movies in a recent interview.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) kickstarted with Robert Downey Jr. in and as Iron Man (2008). Over a decade later, it has become one of the most successful franchises of all time, with Avengers: Endgame breaking Avatar's (2009) lifetime box-office collection. While some consider these Marvel movies as just entertainment that mints billions and not quality storytelling, Black Panther (2018) broke the mold and made history by becoming the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars 2019.

Amongst those who still believe that Marvel movies are not very good is The Irishman director, Martin Scorsese. Martin shared with Empire, "I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema." Furthermore, talking about why he feels the MCU movies are not "cinema", the Oscar-winning director added, "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."

What do you have to say about Marty's comments on MCU movies? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Scorsese's comments will surely be up for debate between MCU fans and those who don't like the superhero genre. Marvel Studios have already started campaigning for Avengers: Endgame to be considered for Oscars 2020. Avengers: Endgame's director duo, Russo Brothers, have stated on various occasions that RDJ deserves an Academy Award nomination for his role as Iron Man.


Everyone gets to have an opinion. His statement shows he doesn't know the definition of cinema though because they absolutely are cinema. But him or anyone else not liking them doesn't diminish MCU at all.

I don't agree
I mean you cannot just completely discard an art form just because you have the perception that they are not mature enough
Art is subjective
Scorsese is a great director
Tbh I think he is the best right now
But just because I don't like something doesn't make it bad
It's still different

Christopher nolan is the best

honestly i agree with him

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