Kevin Smith Responds To Martin Scorsese’s Criticism of Marvel Films

Kevin Smith Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Avengers Endgame Marvel Martin Scorsese Crisis On Infinite Earths Batman Forever Joel Schumacher Werewolf By Night MCU

Kevin Smith weighed in on Martin Scorsese’s criticism of Marvel films and discussed why the filmmaker may feel differently about superhero films.

During an interview with Empire, Martin Scorsese revealed that he does not view the Marvel film as true “cinema” and likened the blockbusters to theme park ride. Of course, Martin Scorsese’s comments prompted lively discussions online and even Marvel film actors have weighed in the conversation.

During an interview with Yahoo!, fanboy filmmaker Kevin Smith became the latest person to comment on Martin Scorsese’s assessment of the Marvel films. Like many, Kevin Smith declined to suggest he knows better than Martin Scorsese and accepted the revered filmmaker’s input:

“Martin Scorsese has made such wonderful movies. He’s been doing the job since I was a kid. I’m not going to sit and be like, ”I know better than him.” That’s his feelings.”

However, Kevin Smith added that Martin Scorsese might simply not have to emotional attachment to the Marvel films. The example Kevin Smith provided was the feeling he gets when watching Marvel movies and how he reminds him of going to the movies with his late father:

“Martin Scorsese probably doesn’t have the emotional attachment to those movies that I do. When he sees those movies, he’s like, ‘That’s a theme park.’ When I see those movies, that is the closest I get to being with my dad at a movie theater again. I respect his opinion, but I don’t think he has the same emotional attachment that a lot of us have. […] It’s the men and the women that we relate to in the movie, not the ‘super’ part.”

What do you think Kevin Smith’s reaction to Martin Scorsese’s Marvel comments? Let us know below!

In the meantime, Kevin Smith is returning to the View Askewniverse with a new film titled Jay and Silent Bob Reboot:

The stoner icons who first hit the screen 25 years ago in CLERKS are back! When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, the clueless duo embark on another cross-country mission to stop it all over again!

Written, directed by, and starring Kevin Smith, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot also stars Jason Mewes, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Harley Quinn Smith, and many more.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot will be released in theaters this October.

Source: Yahoo! Entertainment

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film buff, political junkie, comic book geek, and board game enthusiast.