View Full Version : Marvel Movies Are "Despicable," Godfather Director Says; Deadpool Creator Responds

October 22nd, 2019, 20:23
One of Hollywood's best-known and most esteemed directors, Francis Ford Coppola, has spoken out about the subject of Marvel and superhero movies, and not just to back up Martin Scorsese's negative comments--he took things several steps step further. The five-time Oscar winning director behind movies like The Godfather and Apocalypse Now said Scorsese is right when he said superhero movies are "not cinema" (https://www.gamespot.com/articles/samuel-l-jackson-responds-to-directors-negative-co/1100-6470398/) and that movie theatres have become more like "amusement parks." (https://www.gamespot.com/articles/samuel-l-jackson-responds-to-directors-negative-co/1100-6470398/)
Marvel movies don't offer enlightenment, knowledge, or inspiration, the 80-year-old director said to reporters after accepting the Lumiere Award in France recently.
"When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he's right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration," he said, according to the Agence France-Presse news agency and France 24 (https://www.france24.com/en/20191019-coppola-backs-scorsese-in-row-over-marvel-films).