Scorsese's initial comments, in which he said films made by Marvel Studios, the Disney offshoot responsible for the Avengers movies, were "not cinema", prompted a considerable backlash from directors including James Gunn, Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith and Taika Waititi. During a panel this Sunday afternoon at the 2019 Fandemic Tour, the 37-year-old performer defended the genre of films after Francis Ford Coppola referred to them as "despicable". "Everybody doesn't like his stuff either".
He noted that gangster movies, which have been closely associated with Coppola and Scorsese, were once called "despicable" by "our grandfathers", who also regarded the films of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, and Sergio Leone as "exactly the same".More news: NWS: 'Possible' tornado hits Dallas area
"Martin was kind when he said it's not cinema", Coppola said.
Earlier this weekend, for instance, Natalie Portman came out to say there wasn't just one way of creating art.
I reckon this is the face Martin Scorsese does when you ask him to watch a Marvel film.More news: First pictures of Rafael Nadal and wife Maria Francisca Perello
James, who has directed both the volumes of beloved Guardian of the Galaxy movies, shared an emotional picture of characters Groot and Rocket to respond to his comments. "Now I feel less alone", so how can you say these movies are not helping people?'
"Some superhero films are terrible, some are attractive", Gunn wrote. Like westerns and gangster movies (and before that, just MOVIES), not everyone will be able to appreciate them, even some geniuses. I was outraged when people picketed The Last Temptation of Christ without having seen the film. "I'm saddened that he's now judging my films in the same way".
"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", Scorcese would tell the publication. Martin insinuated the films were lacking in human quality, as well as lacking in the ability to convey an experience.More news: Oklahoma 'Sooner Schooner' horse-drawn wagon flips during game