October 4, 2019
The directors of Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers take on Martin Scorsese and his view that Marvel movies aren’t cinema. This outta be good.
Well, that didn’t take long. Also, this isn’t going away. Not anytime soon.
After Martin Scorsese’s opinions about Marvel Studios’ films became public, where he compared them to “theme parks” and said they are not cinema, two of Marvel’s most high-profile directors took to Twitter to challenge the Goodfellas director’s judgments.
James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Vols. 1 and 2), praised one of Scorsese’s most infamous (and controversial) films in his valid (and classy) criticism of Scorsese’s comments:
Gunn went on to say: “That said, I will always love Scorsese, be grateful for his contribution to cinema, and can’t wait to see The Irishman. And I’m not saying religious zealotry is the same as not liking my movies, or in the same category. What I’m saying is I’m not fond of people judging things without actually seeing them, whether it’s a movie about Jesus or a genre.”