Martin Scorcese says Marvel movies are ‘not cinema’

Martin Scorsese, the venerated director behind “Taxi Driver” and “Goodfellas,” is not a fan of Marvel movies.

“I don’t see them,” Scorsese told Empire Magazine when asked if he watches the popular superhero films. “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,” he continued. “It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”

James Gunn, the director of the Marvel movie “Guardians of the Galaxy,” said he was “saddened” by Scorsese’s comments.

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