Director Francis Ford Coppola rebuked some anger this weekend after he went one step further than Martin Scorsese in his criticism of Marvel superhero films, calling them "despicable."
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Earlier this month, Scorsese likened popular superheroes to "theme parks" rather than true cinema.
"I don't see them," Scorsese said during an interview with Empire Magazine. "I tried, you know? But this is not cinema. Honestly, theme parks are the closest I can think of to them, as they are well done, with actors doing the best they can under this situation. "
He added:" This is not a cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being. "
His comments provoked a backlash, including by some of the writers and directors of the films he criticized.
But for Coppola Scorsese was too kind,
"When Martin Scorsese says that Marvel pictures are not cinema, he is right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge "some kind of inspiration," Coppola said while speaking to a journalist in Lyon. "I don't know that anyone gets something by seeing the same movement over and over again. Martin was kind when he said it wasn't a movie. He didn't say he was disgusting, which I just say he is. "
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James Gunn, who directs The Guardians of the Galaxy, took on Instagram on Sunday to argue that Scorsese and Coppola essentially repeat the same criticism that older generations subject them to when they are younger.
He notes that gangster films that were closely related to Coppola and Scorsese were once called "despised" by "our grandfathers," who also regards the films of John Ford, Sam Pekinpa, and Sergio Leone as "absolutely the same. "
" Some superhero movies are horrible, others are beautiful, "writes Gung." Like westerns and gangsters (and before that only FILMS), not everyone will be able to rate them, even some geniuses. And that's good. "
Foss News" Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.