Martin Scorsese is one of the most influential directors of, potentially, the past decade and so forth, alongside other directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and more legendary moviemakers.
Martin Scorsese has recently made headlines because of his statements towards the MCU and regarding them as something other than cinema.
The 76 year old has just recently released, The Irishman, an epic crime drama movie about a character who’s working within the hitman industry. But this isn’t why he’s currently being picked up.
Scorsese has recently commented on the MCU, stating:
“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.”
Marvel fans have been raging about this statement for a while and wonder what made the well-known director make such claims.
I personally don’t think he’s wrong when stating that the movie’s are ‘theme parks’, this concept is exactly how the stories are. They’re not complex characters that are ever-growing through each dialogue, but are more individuals that band together in faith and unique weaponry.
He’s wrong to say that they are not cinema; they are exactly that. Never before have fans of a franchise reacted together with the pictures; laughing, crying, enjoying, fearing and all more, are done together with other fans in the cinema.
Never throughout history has there been a stronger and passionate community, within the theatre and outside it. Never have fans pushed so hard together and helped others enjoy moments.
During the third act and final battle of Endgame, I have never seen so many people in shocking reaction of Captain America lifting Mjolnir, or seen fans uncontrollably and ecstatically get crazy together when Captain America calls his famous phrase “Avengers Assemble” call, in the movie.
What do you think? Let us know about Scorsese’s comments.