“That’s not cinema.” “Fun and good.” “Despicable.” “Beautiful.”
Those are just four filmmakers describing Marvel movies. Ever since Martin Scorsese said Marvel movies are “not cinema,” a few superhero filmmakers jumped to the franchise’s defense on social media. And now, every time a Marvel actor or filmmaker goes out in public, they get asked the question of the day: Are Marvel movies cinema?
IGN’s film critics debate the topic that has taken hold of Hollywood and include quotes from the likes of Bob Iger, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Kevin Smith.