Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are ‘not cinema’


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30 thoughts on “Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are ‘not cinema’

  1. >“I tried, you know?” the director said when asked if he had seen Marvel’s movies. “But that’s not cinema.”

    >He continued: “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.”

  2. Marvel movies and Scorsese films are like a cheap beer and a glass of scotch, they both serve their purpose and its possible to enjoy them both

  3. Scorsese did praise the actors in the movie, he’s not bashing them. He just isn’t a fan of that type of film.

  4. I agree with him once I read what he meant, they’re entertaining yes but I usually don’t rank superhero movies as a “must watch” or in my top 5s for example. But hey that’s only me

  5. He’s allowed to like/dislike what he wants just like everyone else. This line of questioning where reporters ask famous directors what they think of the latest fads in cinema is like when your 7 year old goes around asking every adult in sight what they think of Pokémon/Bakugan/Naruto. They politely go along with the kid talking their ear off about stuff they don’t care about but they’re just dying to run for the hills.

  6. *’Yeah. Well, that’s just like, your opinion, Man’*

    Edit: Quote error, Formatting

  7. There’s a place for everybody in cinema – some of us want to have thought provoking experiences, some of us want to just laugh at bawdy humour, some want to cry, and some want to see things they never thought to imagine, etc.

  8. They’re soulless movies with zero emotion and won’t have a long-lasting cultural impact. Assembly-line cinema.

    I’m not judging others who watch them for fun but Marty’s right.

  9. I wish they’d stop ranking films by box office takings.

    Ticket sales numbers should be the unit used.

    Actual seats with butts in them.

  10. Finally someone with credibility said it. I fucking hate those pop corn hyperactive kid super hero movies.

  11. ITT: Defensive Marvel fans desperately trying to paint their favorite movies as cinematic masterpieces, instead of the fun kid movies they are

  12. Judging by these comments, most of you have never read a negative critique of something you liked before.

  13. Marvel movies are just popcorn movie.
    Brain turned off and just watch and entertain.
    The story is not deep and difficult and you can just enjoy.
    While “real movies” need more attention and “brain”.
    Kinda understand his comments. One is just solely for entertainment and should not be as overhyped as they are right now

  14. Disney and marvel are factory’s trying to sell and be light fun. But there is no risk no art no experimentation. All the shots are normal by the number. Are they fun yeah but art they are not nor are they trying to be. Even for comic movies there color palette is flat. Just take a look at a Guillermo del torros films the amount of work for a single shot is insane. thats art thats cinema

  15. They placate the adult children in our society and are a symptom of a larger return to infantilism

  16. He’s right. He’s also one of the greatest living filmmakers and film experts/aficionados. REDDIT saying he’s wrong is laughable. ‘Cause the neckbeards know better, know cinema and know the industry more deeply.

    I like Marvel films because I was an avid comic nerd as a kid. But I’m an adult now and sorry to say it: Marvel films are live action comics/cartoons designed for adolescence and teenagers. Mature films are meant for mature people. If you can’t see the difference you may not be a mature viewer. He’s arguing that we don’t see enough mature films in the marketplace these days as all the money is going towards teenager oriented projects. Simple as that.

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