Scors­ese says Mar­vel movies are ‘not cin­ema’

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Martin Scors­ese in­sists the Mar­vel cine­matic uni­verse should not be con­sid­ered real “cin­ema.”

the award-win­ning film­maker has helmed nu­mer­ous block­buster movies, in­clud­ing Good­fel­las, Taxi Driver, The Wolf of Wall Street and his most re­cent flick,

The Irish­man. Speak­ing to Em­pire magazine, how­ever, the star con­fessed his dis­may at Avengers: Endgame be­ing de­clared the high­est gross­ing film of all time, telling the pub­li­ca­tion: “Hon­estly, the clos­est I can think of them (Mar­vel movies), as well made as they are, with ac­tors do­ing the best they can un­der the cir­cum­stances, is theme parks.

“It isn’t the cin­ema of hu­man be­ings try­ing to con­vey emo­tional, psy­cho­log­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ences to an­other hu­man be­ing.”

Four of the cur­rent top 10 high­est gross­ing movies of all time come from Mar­vel, but the 76-year-old in­sisted he can’t bring him­self to ap­pre­ci­ate their merit.

“I tried, you know? but that’s not cin­ema,” he added.


Film great Martin Scors­ese com­pares Mar­vel movies to “theme parks.”

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