Steven Spielberg's complimentary comments on Marvel movies go viral in light of Scorsese & Coppola's disses

In light of Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola savagely dissing Marvel movies, referring to them as "not cinema" and "despicable," Steven Spielberg's 2018 interview, complimenting them has gone viral. Read below to know what Steven had to say on the same. 
Steven Spielberg was all praises for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) in a 2018 interview.Steven Spielberg was all praises for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) in a 2018 interview.
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The past few days have been essentially heavy on the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) fans because of Oscar-winning directors like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola dissing Marvel movies. While Martin felt that these kinds of movies are "not cinema" and more like "theme parks," Francis supported Scorsese's comments referring to these films as "despicable." Many celebrities associated with the MCU hit back at the filmmakers, which includes Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson and Natalie Portman, just to name a few.

In lieu of these comments going viral and starting a worldwide discussion, a 2018 interview of Steven Spielberg's at the Cannes Film Festival, via The Omelete, is making its rounds again on the Internet. In said interview, the Jaws (1975) director got candid about some of the superhero films he really liked, whether it be "Superman of Richard Donne, The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan, and the first Iron Man." Furthermore, it was Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) that really connected with the director.

"But [the] superhero film that impressed me most is one that does not take itself too seriously: Guardians of the Galaxy. When his projection was over, I left with the feeling of having seen something new in movies, without any cynicism or fear of being dark when needed," Steven shared.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Many of our grandfathers thought all gangster movies were the same, often calling them “despicable”. Some of our great grandfathers thought the same of westerns, and believed the films of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, and Sergio Leone were all exactly the same. I remember a great uncle to whom I was raving about Star Wars. He responded by saying, “I saw that when it was called 2001, and, boy, was it boring!” Superheroes are simply today’s gangsters/cowboys/outer space adventurers. Some superhero films are awful, some are beautiful. Like westerns and gangster movies (and before that, just MOVIES), not everyone will be able to appreciate them, even some geniuses. And that’s okay.

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Spielberg also shared the difference between heroes and superheroes. For him, the hero is someone who would see a car on fire and run to help the person in the driver's seat by loosening the seat belt he is attached to. On the other hand, a superhero is someone who would fly to the same car, turn it upside down, shake it with super strength untill the driver was released. "I identify more with the first example. Films about everyday heroes," the Oscar-winning director confessed.

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