Francis Ford Coppola Attacked for Calling Marvel Films 'Despicable'
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One film fan expresses disappointment at the comment made by the 'Apocalypse Now' director after accepting his Lumiere Award in France, while another would rather watch MCU film than his movie.

AceShowbiz - Francis Ford Coppola has taken aim at Marvel's films just two weeks after Martin Scorsese called "The Avengers" and "Iron Man" movies "not cinema".

Coppola defended his moviemaking peer after accepting his Lumiere Award in France on Saturday, October 19, insisting filmgoers learn nothing from Marvel boss Kevin Feige's bank-breaking blockbusters.

"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...," the "Apocalypse Now" director said. "I don't know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again."

"Martin was kind when he said it's not cinema. He didn't say it's despicable, which I just say it is."

Coppola's comments were slammed by film fans online with one Twitter user responding: "Disappointed to see the comments by Scorsese + Coppola about Marvel MCU movies. Their comments reflect those that comic book fans have dealt w/for years from people who thumb their noses at comics + refuse to consider comics can teach/be literature because its 'beneath them.' "

Fans reaction to Francis Ford Coppola and Marvel feud

A fan felt disappointed after Francis Ford Coppola blasted Marvel movies.

Another added: "I think I'd rather watch another Marvel movie than another Francis Ford Coppola movie at this point."

"At least Marvel movies have characters worth celebrating. I hate (these) old men directors who think movies should all be of one tone and style."

Fan defended Marvel movies

Another fan defended Marvel movies amid criticism.

MCU filmmakers Joss Whedon and James Gunn previously attacked Scorsese over his comments.

Hames Gunn commented on the criticism

James Gunn reacted to Martin Scorsese and Coppola 'judging' his movies.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise director Gunn tweeted: "Martin Scorsese is one of my 5 favorite living filmmakers. I was outraged when people picketed The Last Temptation of Christ without having seen the film. I'm saddened that he's now judging my films in the same way."

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