Kevin Smith Responds To Martin Scorsese’s Marvel Movie Criticism

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By Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)

Ever since Martin Scorsese revealed that he isn’t a fan of the Marvel movies, calling them “not cinema,” various public figures like Robert Downey Jr., James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and Samuel L. Jackson were quick to come to the defence of the superhero genre, and now we can add Kevin Smith to that list.

While discussing the upcoming release of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot with Yahoo Entertainment, Smith was asked how he felt about Scorsese’s controversial comments regarding Marvel movies. As you might expect, Smith respectfully disagreed with the iconic filmmaker, saying it all depends on the viewers emotional attachment to the material.

“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. 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.”

Source: Screenshot via Saban Films/Universal Pictures

What are your thoughts on what Scorsese’s said about Marvel movies and the superhero genre? Does he have a point or is he just salty that the films have become so successful? Let us know in the comments below.

Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot opens in theatres on October 15, 2019.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)


Riley is the Managing Editor of Goliath. When he's not at the movie theatre or binging some new tv series, he likes to spend his time shooting hoops and play MTG. He doesn't like 'Breaking Bad,' loves 'The Simpsons,' hates mayonnaise, and has been repping the Toronto Raptors since '95. Follow him on IG and Twitter @moviemanjones.