After delivering The Irishman to a widespread critical success, Martin Scorscese was once again in the news when he spoke about his opinions on Marvel films. The filmmaker said that he believes Marvel films are more like a big theme park ride than films and refused to term any of them as cinema.
However amidst a lot of backlash Scorsese defended his position in a recent New York Times opinion post. The director wrote, "Many franchise films are made by people of considerable talent and artistry. You can see it on the screen. The fact that the films themselves don’t interest me is a matter of personal taste and temperament," wrote Scorsese. "I know that if I were younger, if I’d come of age at a later time, I might have been excited by these pictures and maybe even wanted to make one myself. But I grew up when I did and I developed a sense of movies — of what they were and what they could be — that was as far from the Marvel universe as we on Earth are from Alpha Centauri."
The director said that in the long run no one will remember the marvel films for their spectacle as it will all get old. Instead he pointed out that his criticism comes more from the fact that big franchise films take away from smaller films to ever come to the big screen.