Marvel fans are not having a good week. The worlds of 'real' cinema and the 'theme parks

Marvel fans are not having a good week. The worlds of 'real' cinema and the 'theme parks" as Martin Scorsese referred to the Marvel movies, are having a very real civil war. 

It all started when earlier this month famed director Martin Scorsese, called Marvel movies 'theme parks' saying they weren't 'real cinema'. In an interview with Empire Magazine he had this to say when discussing the world's biggest ever movie franchise. 

“I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. 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."

And this, as you would expect sent the Marvel fandom into a tailspin. One of the world's most acclaimed directors just called Marvel movies theme parks? What, how could he! He's just jealous! But, he isn't wrong. 

Now this was only the beginning. Just a few days ago Francis Ford Coppola didn't just agree with what Scorsese had to say he took things a jump-step further by calling them 'despicable'. These statements have opened the flood gates and now director Ken Loach has weighted in saying Marvel films are, "made as commodities hamburgers". 

Sadly things did not end their and the debate still rages on. Are Marvel movies art, or as alluded to above, 'cinema'. Or are they just products like hamburgers that are easily digestible and sure to make executives boats loads of money? Either way, we don't really give a shit. 

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