In an interview with Empire magazine, Martin Scorsese gave the Marvel Cinematic Universe the cold shoulder, comparing the billion-dollar franchise to theme parks.
“I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema,” Scorsese told Empire magazine. “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.”
His comments on superhero movies incited responses from other filmmakers like James Gunn and Joss Whedon, as well as some comic-book personalities. Whedon, a frequent collaborator in the MCU, responded to Scorsese’s comments by highlighting the work of “Guardians of the Galaxy” director Gunn.
Gunn also spoke out on Twitter, saying, “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.” He added, “That said, I will always love Scorsese, be grateful for his contributions to cinema, and can’t wait to see ‘The Irishman.’”
Martin Scorsese taking a shot at the MCU? I must be in heaven. He is right, MCU is pretty much (from what I have seen, maybe Guardians 1 being an exception) junk food. And I love junk food! I pretty much have never felt invested in any of the characters. They do stuff, I see them, but I don't really much to what happen to them.
Nothing interesting happens and when it does, like Thanos snapping his fingers, you can't care about that either because you know they will never let it stand.
So what say you OT? Scorsese is being a snob or is he speaking da' truth?