Yes, we are still talking about Martin Scorsese’s comments on Marvel and cinema. You all know the story. Scorsese recently came out and said he doesn’t believe Marvel/Superhero flicks are cinema, at least not what he considers to be cinema.
Several people have responded to his comments. Some people agree, while others think he’s being a pretentious d**k.
Now the directors behind ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ are speaking out. Joe and Anthony Russo directed Endgame, which made nearly $3 billion at the box office.
During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the brothers had this to say…
Ultimately, we define cinema as a film that can bring people together to have a shared, emotional experience … But, at the end of the day, what do we know? We’re just two guys from Cleveland, Ohio, and ‘cinema’ is a New York word. In Cleveland, we call them movies.
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.
That’s a pretty fair response. They got in a little shade with the “cinema is a New York word” comment, but they weren’t at all insulting.
Hopefully this whole debate can end now. As you all know, I’m not a big fan of superhero films, but at the same time, I don’t give a f**k if you are. If you like it, then great. Hollywood is all about entertainment, and the Marvel flicks are entertaining millions of people around the world.