Jack­son re­sponds to Scors­ese com­ments

The Morning Call - - ENTERTAINM­ENT NEWS - — Va­ri­ety

Sa­muel L. Jack­son has re­sponded to Martin Scors­ese’s com­ments that Mar­vel films aren’t real cinema.

“I mean that’s like say­ing Bugs Bunny ain’t funny. Films are films. Every­body doesn’t like his stuff ei­ther,” Jack­son said at the grand open­ing of Tyler Perry’s new stu­dio in At­lanta. “Every­body’s got an opin­ion, so I mean it’s OK. Ain’t go­ing to stop no­body from mak­ing movies.”

Jack­son’s com­ments were in re­sponse to an in­ter­view Scors­ese gave Em­pire mag­a­zine, in which “The Ir­ish­man” film­maker likened the su­per­hero films to theme parks.

“I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema,” Scors­ese said. “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. It isn’t the cinema of hu­man be­ings try­ing to con­vey emo­tional, psy­cho­log­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ences to an­other hu­man be­ing.”

Ear­lier on the car­pet, Jack­son praised Perry, the evening’s man of the hour: “Every­body has dreams about things they want to do and what they hope to ac­com­plish. Tyler has been one of those vi­sion­ar­ies that taps into his vi­sions and makes them hap­pen, and that’s amaz­ing. Every­body doesn’t have that acu­men.”

The Mar­vel ac­tor also shared his sur­prise that his Nick Fury al­ter ego hasn’t made an ap­pear­ance in “Black Pan­ther.”

“How did Nick Fury not end up in Wakanda?,” Jack­son said. “I’m sure he’s been there, at least to the club.”

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Sa­muel L. Jack­son at­tends the open­ing gala Satur­day for Tyler Perry Stu­dios in At­lanta.

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