Martin Scorsese is right. But it's not just a Marvel problem.

The Irishman is as much a product of capitalism as The Avengers

Martin Scorsese.

It has been over a month since Martin Scorsese, intentionally or not, declared open war on Marvel. In early October, the director — on tour for his first Netflix film, The Irishman — told the British film magazine Empire that comic book movies are "not cinema," dismissing the multi-million dollar industry as making, essentially, "theme parks" rather than "the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences."

In the weeks that followed Scorsese's remarks, all hell broke loose: Francis Ford Coppola jumped on the pile to call Marvel movies "despicable," legions of people who watched and enjoyed such films as Thor: The Dark World "canceled" Scorsese, and Disney head Bob Iger passive-aggressively announced he'd like to have a "glass of wine" with the Goodfellas director but that "I don't think he's ever seen a Marvel film."

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