‘Godfather’ Director Francis Ford Coppola Slams Marvel
The battle between Marvel and Hollywood directors continues. After Martin Scorsese made several comments this past month about how he doesn’t think Marvel movies are real cinema, another iconic film director has revealed he isn’t a fan of the movies.
While recently in France, Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola supported Scorsese’s criticisms of the MCU even going far enough to say that Scorsese was being kind when he said the films are “not cinema.”
“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,” said Coppola. “Martin was kind when he said it’s not cinema. He didn’t say it’s despicable, which I just say it is.”
As predicted, Marvel fans took to Twitter to rip apart the 80-year-old director’s opinion.
“Sorry gentlemen, struggling to stay relevant by being a bitter old curmudgeon and complaining about successful movies is just sad,” said one Twitter user.
James Gunn, director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, also let his thoughts known without directly mentioning Coppola’s name.
“Some superhero films are awful, some are beautiful. Like westerns and gangster movies (and before that, just MOVIES), not everyone will be able to appreciate them, even some geniuses. And that’s okay,” Gunn wrote on Instagram.
Will this argument ever end? With all the fans around the world and all the success Marvel has had, does it even really matter?