AceShowbiz - Mark Ruffalo isn't staying silent when one bashed the results of his hard work. The "Avengers: Endgame" star has cleverly responded after Francis Ford Coppola backed Martin Scorcese's criticism of Marvel films.
The Hulk/Bruce Banner depicter compared Coppola's comments on the superhero movies to people's reception to rock music in the past. He tweeted in response to an article discussing the filmmaker's remarks, "Back in the day, people thought rock 'n' roll and hip-hop weren't music and despicable too."
Ruffalo is the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe actor who has defended the superhero movies against the backlash. Previously, Sebastian Stan said at Fandemic Tour Houston, "He's one of my heroes and I was listening to him and meanwhile, I just spent the day with all of you. People have been going up to me like 'Thank you so much for this character,' 'This movie helped me out so much,' 'This movie inspired me. Now I feel better. Now I feel less alone,' so how can you say these movies are not helping people?"
"Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn posted on Instagram, "Many of our grandfathers thought all gangster movies were the same, often calling them 'despicable'. Some of our great grandfathers thought the same of westerns, and believed the films of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, and Sergio Leone were all exactly the same."
Actor and filmmaker Judd Apatow, who has not worked on a Marvel movie, has also come in defense of the blockbuster pics. "It sounds like someone’s grandpa complaining about Elvis shaking his hips," he wrote about Coppola's comments.
Meanwhile, Natalie Portman said of the criticism earlier launched by Martin Scorcese. "I think there's room for all types of cinema," she told The Hollywood Reporter. The Academy Award-winning actress added, "There's not one way to make art."
Scorcese previously said of Marvel films, "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."
Supporting Scorsese's remarks, Coppola recently said, "When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he's right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration..." He added, "Martin was kind when he said it's not cinema. He didn't say it's despicable, which I just say it is."