You probably heard the controversy over the weekend. Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese started some trouble when he compared Superhero/Marvel flicks to theme parks.
During an interview, he revealed he tried to watch the films, but he just can’t…
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.
He’s throwing some shade, no doubt about it. And I don’t necessarily disagree with him. If you’ve been following this site for any length of time, then you know I’m not the biggest fan of comic book films.
That being said, I’m not sure his comparison is a fair one. Times are changing, and he might not like it, but cinema is changing. Lots and lots of people like these movies, and just because you personally might not like them, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the same amount of respect.
While walking the red carpet for Tyler Perry’s movie studio grand opening, Samuel L. Jackson fired back at Scorsese.
I mean that’s like saying Bugs Bunny ain’t funny. Films are films. Everybody doesn’t like his stuff either. There are a lot of Italian-Americans that don’t think he should be making films about them like that. Everybody’s got an opinion, so I mean it’s okay. Ain’t going to stop nobody from making movies.
That’s a great reply. Little disappointed by the lack of f-bombs, but hey, we’ll take it.[mashshare]