Martin Scorsese lashes out on the MCU: “That’s not cinema”

Martin Scorsese lashes out on the MCU: “That’s not cinema”

Legendary film director Martin Scorsese lashed out at the MCU last week. In an interview with Empire magazine, the director mentioned that MCU’s offerings are “not cinema”. Furthermore, he mentioned that the films may simply be comparable to theme parks and not real movies.

The full statement from the interview may be read below.

“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.”

Martin Scorsese receives criticisms from MCU personalities

Different MCU collaborators responded to Scorsese’s rants about the movie. Subsequently, no less than two directors called him out. Apparently, Joss Whedon, who directed The Avengers, and James Gunn who helmed the Guardians of the Galaxy both took to Twitter to air their sentiments against Scorsese.

Similarly, MCU head honcho Kevin Feige defended his films against the strides made by the legendary director. In an interview, he mentioned that the franchise’s lack of awards did not indicate a lack of quality or ambition.

In the interview, Feige said

“Maybe it’s easy to dismiss VFX or flying people or spaceships or billion dollar grosses. I think it is easy to say that you have already been awarded in a certain way. Hitchcock never won best director, so it’s very nice, but it doesn’t mean everything. I would much rather be in a room full of engaged fans.”

However, Iron Man actor Robert Downey offered a rather different perspective. In an interview with Howard Stern Monday, Downey mentioned that he appreciated Martin Scorsese’s opinion as “it’s like anything, we need all of the different perspectives so we can come to the center and move on,”.