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Martin Scorsese Slams Marvel Films, Calls Them 'Theme Parks,' Not Cinema

Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese has some harsh words for superhero films, specifically those in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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

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Though Scorsese isn't a fan of Marvel movies, it's been said that another comic book-inspired film, Joker was influenced by the director's work. It was even reported that Scorsese would serve as a producer on the project, though it never came to pass.

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Scorsese has a long history of directing award-winning films, with some of his most famous being 2013's The Wolf of Wallstreet, 2006's The Departed and 2002's Gangs of New York. The director is also tied with Billy Wilder for receiving the most Best Director nominations at the Oscars.

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Scorsese's latest film, The Irishman, arrives on Netflix Nov. 27 following a limited theatrical release beginning Nov. 1. The film is based on a memoir entitled I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt and stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

(via Screen Rant)

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