Chris Hemsworth responds to Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola's criticism of Marvel

Chris Hemsworth defended the superhero film genre and highlighted its importance

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Chris Hemsworth, the iconic face of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently reflected on the criticisms made of Marvel by Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. While both legendary directors' opinions on the superhero film genre have been widely debated, Hemsworth pointed out that even their films were not always successful. In an interview with The Times of London, the actor expressed frustration with the criticism directed at Marvel, especially considering the large audiences that continue to see the franchise's films, noting that both Scorsese and Coppola have had films that didn't work. box office, just like many other directors.

Chris Hemsworth has defended the superhero movie genre, pointing out that it's not them that are changing the cinematic experience, but rather modern technology and the rise of social media, and arguing that Marvel movies have actually kept audiences in theaters throughout the digital era, therefore deserving more recognition. In response to criticism from some prestigious actors who have worked in Marvel films, such as Christian Bale and Anthony Hopkins, Chris Hemsworth highlighted the importance of humility, recognizing that modesty is fundamental, regardless of the type of film in which one acts :

“It's like saying, 'These are successful films, put me in one of them.' Oh, mine didn't work? Then I insult others,'” Chris Hemsworth said. “Look, I grew up on a soap opera. And it bothered me when actors later talked about the show with guilt or shame. Humility goes a long way." The actor concluded that criticism of Marvel films fails to take into account their positive impact on audiences and the film industry as a whole, noting that superhero films have played a significant role in keeping the cinematic experience alive during periods of technological transition and which therefore deserve respect and appreciation like any other.

Source: indiewire