George Lucas Defends Marvel Movies Following Martin Scorsese’s Criticism: “Marty Has Kind of Changed His Mind a Little Bit”

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MCU has had it’s up and downs in the last couple of years, but despite that, it’s still the most successful franchise of all times. What started out as a single movie released in 2008 over the course of 16 years grew into the largest cinematic universe to date which includes both live-action movies, and TV Shows.

Despite this impressive track record, it’s become sort of a trend among high-profile directors to criticize the MCU and superhero movies in general. Some of the biggest names in the industry like Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Francis Ford Coppola mocked the premises and the executions, lauding that superhero movies are no true cinema.

5 years, ago Martin Scorsese one of the most critically acclaimed directors of all time decided to fire a couple of shots at the genre, saying that he didn’t see them as cinema.

I don’t see them. 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. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.

Scorsese’s statement is being quoted to this day, especially by the critics of superhero movies in general, and now in a rare interview at Cannes this week, Lucas was asked about his thoughts on Scorsese’s critical view of superhero movies, and he had an interesting answer:

Look. Cinema is the art of a moving image. So if the image moves, then it’s cinema. I think Marty has kind of changed his mind a little bit

Taking into account that Star Wars shares plenty of themes with MCU movies, it’s not surprising that Lucas has this type of view on superhero movies.

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