Francis Ford Coppola is a legendary director known for films such as The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and The Conversation . The Hollywood legend plunged headlong into the Marvel controversy last Saturday and told France 24 he thought very little about the popular movie franchise.
Coppola's derogatory remarks came just weeks after another well-known director, Martin Scorsese, had lost a few words about the box office movie studio.
Coppola is not the first director to overshadow Marvel Studios' films.
Martin Scorsese, director of highly acclaimed films such as Goodfella's Taxi Driver and The Departed is also critical of the Marvel franchise. He recently told Empire Magazine that he does not consider the hugely successful movies as "cinema."
"I do not see them," the director admitted that he had seen the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "I tried, you know? But that's not a movie. "
Scorsese acknowledged that the films are" well done "and that the actors" give the best they can in the circumstances ". Nevertheless, he has classified the films as "theme parks" rather than as a cinema.
"It's not people's cinema trying to impart emotional, psychological experiences to another person."
"Despicable": what Coppola says about the comics-inspired films
Francis Ford Coppola made even sharper comments last weekend as Martin Scorsese on the MCU . . None of the legendary filmmakers had anything nice to say, but Coppola was much less careful with his words.
While speaking with journalists in Lyon, France, Coppola assisted his colleague, the gangster filmmaker.
"When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not a cinema, he's right because we want to learn something from the cinema," explained Coppola. "We expect something, some education, some knowledge, some inspiration."
The 80-year-old director clearly hinted that box office hits like The Avengers Iron Man Captain America and Black Panther simply have not been enlightened, educated or inspired , He also claimed that the films in the Marvel series are all the same.
"I do not know that anyone has any idea of watching the same movie over and over," he said.
As if all the same These reviews were not enough to pile up on the MCU. Coppola also seemed to believe that Scorsese was "nice when he said it's not a movie theater".
At that moment, Coppola fried the movie studio with his brutal insult.
"He did not say that it's detestable, which I'm just saying," lambasted Coppola.
The director of "Guardians of the Galaxy" responds to Coppola's comments.
James Gunn, the director behind all the space epic Guardians of the Galaxy movies, had problems with Coppola's comments. He went on Instagram to defend the Marvel franchise against all the hate.
"Superheroes are just the gangster / cowboys / space adventurers of today," he wrote. "Some superhero films are terrible, others are beautiful."
Gunn implied that some years ago similar comments were made on Coppola's films.  "Many of our grandfathers considered all gangster films alike and often called them" despicable, "Gunn continued. "Some of our great-grandfathers thought so too Western."
While Gunn's title does not specifically cite Francis Ford Coppola, his use of the world was "abhorrent" an obvious appeal. James Gunn closed the subtitles, however, positive.
"Like western and gangster films (and before that only FILMS), not all will appreciate it, even some geniuses," the filmmaker said. "And that's okay." He ended his feelings with a red heart emoji.
Twitter is in controversy between Marvel and Coppola and Scorsese
Actor and comedian Paul Scheer also responded on Apocalypse Now The director's shadow accuses Coppola and Scorsese of hypocritical Twitter.
"Something tells me that they are far less critical of their friends / contemporaries Spielberg and Lucas, who essentially made this genre popular," wrote he. In the Tweet, Scheer referred to Steven Spielberg's films Jaws and Jurassic Park and George Lucas' Star Wars franchise, films that echoed the idea of "Blockbuster Films". "
A clever tweeter pointed out via gif that Marvel studios, no matter what the classic film directors have to say, will continue to make money.
Marvel films have broken box office records. We do not think Coppola's comments will do too much damage to the very successful franchise.