After Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola Backlashes Marvel - Damon Lindelof, James Gunn, Natalie Portman Beg To Differ

Celebrity21 October 2019 10:52AMCineraptor3 min read1021
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A few days back, when Martin Scorsese started an open debate by saying (about Marvel Cinematic Universe)

"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."

Many filmmakers, actors, and fans expressed their views to support Scorsese or to go against him. Damon Lindelof responded to Scorsese by telling Variety,

"There's a space in Marvel movies that they are beginning to explore and are beginning to be provocative and interesting. 'Logan' or 'Black Panther' are very close in my opinion to cinema and to put all Marvel movies in the same box doesn't seem fair. I'm just curious as to how many Marvel movies he has seen."

Now, Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather director decided to express his thoughts. Turns out, Coppola thinks Scorsese was being too "kind" when he said Marvel films are "not cinema." He added,

"When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he's right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration. I don't know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again."

On the other hand, James Gunn, the acclaimed writer, and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies took Instagram to offer his thoughts. He wrote,

"Many of our grandfathers thought all gangster movies were the same, often calling them "despicable". Some of our great grandfathers thought the same of westerns, and believed the films of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, and Sergio Leone were all exactly the same. I remember a great uncle to whom I was raving about Star Wars. He responded by saying, "I saw that when it was called 2001, and, boy, was it boring!" Superheroes are simply today's gangsters/cowboys/outer space adventurers. Some superhero films are awful, some are beautiful. Like westerns and gangster movies (and before that, just MOVIES), not everyone will be able to appreciate them, even some geniuses. And that’s okay.❤️
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Many of our grandfathers thought all gangster movies were the same, often calling them “despicable”. Some of our great grandfathers thought the same of westerns, and believed the films of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, and Sergio Leone were all exactly the same. I remember a great uncle to whom I was raving about Star Wars. He responded by saying, “I saw that when it was called 2001, and, boy, was it boring!” Superheroes are simply today’s gangsters/cowboys/outer space adventurers. Some superhero films are awful, some are beautiful. Like westerns and gangster movies (and before that, just MOVIES), not everyone will be able to appreciate them, even some geniuses. And that’s okay. ❤️

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Natalie Portman taking a stand with James Gunn said,

"I think that Marvel films are so popular because they're really entertaining and people desire entertainment when they have their special time after work, after dealing with their hardships in real life".

Movies are always a very complex form of art. So having different opinions are as usual as sunrise. Not everyone can appreciate Gangster movies, neither all feel easy on accepting Superhero movies. Not every movies demand to be artistic. After a day of hard work what we need is entertainment - and who has better right to justify your entertainment other than yourself.

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