Samuel L. Jackson has something to say about Martin Scorsese’s recent comments on Marvel movies. The acclaimed director said in a previous interview that films out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are “not cinema”.
The MCU star was asked about Scorsese’s remarks at Atlanta, Ga while he was in attendance in Tyler Perry’s studio grand opening. Speaking to entertainment outlet Variety, Jackson said:
“I mean that’s like saying Bugs Bunny ain’t funny. Films are films. Everybody doesn’t like his stuff either.”
However, Jackson takes no offense in the comments Scorsese made. “Everybody’s got an opinion, so I mean it’s okay. Ain’t going to stop nobody from making movies,” the veteran actor explains.
Jackson’s response followed Scorsese’s recent interview with Empire Magazine. “The Irishman” director shared his sentiments on superhero films and the comic book genre.
“I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema,” Scorsese told Empire. “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.”
The filmmaker’s comments have earned the ire of Marvel fans and the people behind the studio’s movies. “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn recently posted on Twitter that he was “saddened” by Scorsese’s remarks. He even cited how the comments were similar to how people criticized Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ” without actually seeing the movie.
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.