- Like the saying goes, opinions are like assholes, everyone’s got one.
So, legendary filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have voiced their distaste for Marvel films, and how these films have no business in cinema since they’re not a good representation or depiction of cinema’s true essence. In regards to that, not to be outdone British director Ken Loach said superhero films are “boring” and “a cynical exercise that has nothing to do with cinema”. With all these harsh words towards Marvel, actress Natalie Portman, who starred in a few Marvel films, notably the “Thor” films and the recent Avengers Endgame said something I thought of when reading the article, but I’ll go into further detail with my takes than she did. She states, “I think there’s room for all types of cinema”. “There’s not one way to make art. I think that Marvel films are so popular because they’re entertaining and people desire entertainment when they have their special time after work, after dealing with their hardships in real life.” I wholeheartedly agree because I feel Marvel and other superhero films including the DC films are in their own lane and have a certain audience they attract. Moreover, the older generation (these film directors and more) will not gravitate towards all the extravagant things these superhero films and comic books possess at first sight. Look, I have a ton of respect for both film directors (Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola) who created classics from Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Casino, Godfather and so forth. So they’re opinions are valid and I respect their stance, but as a person who enjoys watching these superhero films I have to say that there is a diverse way of making art and creating something from comic books onto the big screen is a huge leap and a hefty task because these creators have to please fans who will criticize everything that isn’t right from story lines, visuals and so forth. So the directors of these superhero films in this case Marvel, have a lot at stake to create a memorable film that will stand the test of time in cinema. Even if it looks like “theme parks” as Scorsese put it, they are still captivating and enthralling. As I said before, these films have their own lane in Cinema and it’s always easy for others to criticize when you’re on other side going towards your path and goals.