Martin Scorsese On Marvel Movies: ‘They’re Theme Parks’

Marty’s not feeling very Marvel-ous.

Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese

“I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema,” Scorsese told the magazine.

“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.”

To be fair, Scorsese’s legacy of capital-c Cinema does seem fairly incompatible with the streamlined, quip-heavy, crowd-pleasing, popcorn fare that comprises the MCU.

But “Joker” director Todd Phillips has namechecked grimy Scorsese faves like “Taxi Driver” and “King of Comedy” in his press tour — and even went so far as to bring in “King of Comedy” star Robert De Niro for a part in “Joker.” Maybe Scorsese’s just is a DC fan?

Marty’s latest is, of course, “The Irishman,” out on Netflix Nov. 27.


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