Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s recent comment on Marvel movies didn’t go down well with a lot of people. The Irishman director brewed a storm after he degraded Marvel films in his interview with the Empire Magazine. He was quoted as saying, “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." Now, after Mark Ruffalo and Samuel L Jackson, the director duo of Avengers: Endgame – Joe and Anthony Russo – have slammed the filmmaker. (ALSO READ - Nick Fury Samuel L Jackson Reacts To Martin Scorsese’s ‘Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema’ Comment, Says ‘Everybody Doesn't Like His Stuff Either’)
In a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Joe Russo of the Russo Brothers lashed out at the filmmaker by saying that for them, the financial success of Marvel movies also counts as an emotional success and that people enjoy their experience of watching it. “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,” he said.
Anthony Russo jumped into the conversation and said that as per him, no one owns cinema and that also includes Martin Scorsese. “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.”
In the past, the Marvel clan actors like Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Chadwick Boseman, too, had defended MCU.
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