Marvel fans were shaken by Martin Scorsese’s words about the MCU. Since he first spoke out, he’s narrowed his thoughts down from comic book movies in general to specifically Marvel. Then, Robert DeNiro, who is a constant collaborator of Scorsese’s agreed with him. However, DeNiro narrowed it down even further to say that Marvel’s de-aging effect looks “cartoony.” I guess he was to say that the same technology used in their The Irishman looks better. But now, I think we’re a little desensitized to these slams. So much that we just shrug our shoulders when another legendary filmmaker like Francis Ford Coppola backs Scorsese and DeNiro up.
Yahoo News shared Coppola’s comments when he accepted the Prix Lumiere Award in Lyon, France. Should I feel offended further since it was in the city of my namesake? While accepting the award, The Godfather director said,
“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. Martin was kind when he said it’s not cinema. He didn’t say it’s despicable, which I just say it is.”
I like how he said that Scorsese was being “kind.”
Like Scorsese, I suppose we’re supposed to take these opinions seriously. Coppola directed the Godfather Trilogy. And all three installments won the Best Picture Oscar for their respective years. He also did Apocalypse Now, which won the Best Picture Oscar as well. Not to mention, he directed one of my favorite Robin Williams movies, Jack. And there was Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which starred Keanu Reeves. But he also did the Michael Jackson movie, Captain EO, that was only shown at the Walt Disney parks.
But again, these are OPINIONS. And you know how they compare opinions to a certain body part? I guess you could say the same about my opinions. Though, I didn’t win a bunch of Academy Awards.
By this point, I don’t care what these old guys think. Yes, I enjoy some of their movies. But I have a right to enjoy whatever movies I want, no matter how “despicable” they think those are.
I thought this was the end, but I guess Scorsese’s greatest drama continues to unfold. Notice how this is the newest headline-grabber. Before that, it was the content of Joker. And before that was Spider-Man out and back into the MCU. Check back with Screen Geek to see if there will be any more pieces to Scorsese’s, or yet a new drama to distract us from what the government is really doing.