Shang Chi star Simu Liu, James Gunn, Joss Whedon REACT to Martin Scorsese's 'Marvel films is not cinema' quote

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 director James Gunn and The Avengers (2012) director Joss Whedon took their Twitter accounts to react to Martin Scorsese's comment of how he feels Marvel movies are "not cinema." Read below to know what they had to say on the ongoing controversy.
Martin Scorsese compared Marvel movies to theme parks.Martin Scorsese compared Marvel movies to theme parks.
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Martin Scorsese had Marvel fans in a state of disarray when he revealed that he is not the biggest fan of Marvel movies, referring to them as "not cinema." Talking to Empire, The Irishman director confessed, "I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. 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."

While the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) fans bashed the Oscar-winning filmmaker on Twitter, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 director James Gunn and The Avengers (2012) director Joss Whedon tweeted their reaction to Martin's words. "I’ve always loved theme parks. Theme parks are inclusive; theme parks are full of happiness and joy and laughter and dancing. Did I mention they have churros? Just my two cents," MCU's latest entrant Simu tweeted.

James, who is a big fan of Scorsese's works, tweeted, "Martin Scorsese is one of my 5 favorite living filmmakers. I was outraged when people picketed The Last Temptation of Christ without having seen the film. I’m saddened that he’s now judging my films in the same way. That said, I will always love Scorsese, be grateful for his contribution to cinema, and can’t wait to see The Irishman. And I’m not saying religious zealotry is the same as not liking my movies, or in the same category. What I’m saying is I’m not fond of people judging things without actually seeing them, whether it’s a movie about Jesus or a genre."

On the other hand, Joss tweeted, "It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.” I first think of @JamesGunn, how his heart & guts are packed into GOTG. I revere Marty, & I do see his point, but... Well, there’s a reason why "I'm always angry."

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