There is apparently still fuel to this fire concerning acclaimed film director Martin Scorsese’s comments regarding Marvel films. The legend had previously stated that he did not view the franchise as actual “films” claiming, “It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.” After said comment, many fans embraced their inner Bruce Banner and quickly unleashed their Hulk counterpart taking offense to the comments.
THR caught up with the Russo Brothers who have now had their say regarding Scorsese’s comments:
“Ultimately, we define cinema as a film that can bring people together to have a shared, emotional experience.”
“When we look at the box office [of] Avengers: Endgame, we don’t see that as a signifier of financial success, we see it as a signifier of emotional success. It’s a movie that had an unprecedented impact on audiences around the world in the way that they shared that narrative and the way that they experienced it. And the emotions they felt watching it.”
In response to Scorsese stating that he tried to watch a few Marvel films but could not actually finish them, the Russo brothers did mention that it was difficult having a conversation about films that Scorsese hasn’t even fully watched. They went on to comment:
“But, at the end of the day, what do we know? We’re just two guys from Cleveland, Ohio, and ‘cinema’ is a New York word. In Cleveland, we call them movies.”
“The other way to think about it, too, is nobody owns cinema. We don’t own cinema. You don’t own cinema. Scorsese doesn’t own cinema.”
Listen, I understand where the Russo Brothers and fans are coming from, but I really think people are blowing this out of proportion and are offended over nothing. Did you like the Marvel movies? Great! Did they make a ton of money? Sure did. I would consider them great, entertaining movies and if others disagree, it really isn’t going to change my enjoyment of them, but hey, that’s just me and I’ve been wrong numerous times before. I can understand it as a “disrespect” to those involved, but I feel that if you view it as some of the greatest films out there then nothing can, or should, change that.
What are your thoughts? Do people have a right to be enraged and that Scorsese was out of line, or do you think it is blown out of proportion? Leave your thoughts in the usual spot down below!
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