Marvel has a global presence, with fans and haters all across the globe. These include commoners and celebrities alike. While Marvel has had and continues to have a successful run in terms of box office collections and fan appeal. Critics have scrutinized the Marvel Cinematic Universe now and then for a wide spectrum of reasons. Including the likes of cinematography, direction, and marketing campaigns. One such critic of the MCU franchise is the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter, and producer Martin Scorsese.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, the filmmaker’s reply to a question about Marvel movies made headlines last year. In the past, many filmmakers have come out against Marvel for snatching away direction freedom among other reasons. Edgar Wright, for instance, left Ant-Man due to his frustration at not being able to make the movie that he wanted.
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In an interview last year, Martin Scorsese had been critical of films under the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. He remarked that the films aren’t “real art.” He further added he doesn’t consider these films as “cinema” and the films within the franchise are more like “theme parks”. Scorsese was quoted saying, “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.” He further said, “It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”
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