The Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, is one of the most successful intellectual properties of all time. But when asked about his opinion of the Marvel movies, famed filmmaker Martin Scorsese contended that they were not real cinema. This is not just one man's shot at a franchise, but rather a part of an overarching debate about whether the Marvel movies are merely common blockbusters, or something much more. Is Scorsese right, or does the MCU deserve more artistic respect?
Yes, the Marvel movies are good cinema
The Marvel movies are serious artistic ventures and monuments of good filmmaking.
The Marvel movies feature compelling performances by renowned actors
The MCU's roster is filled with stars, but they don't phone in their performances. Rather, they present amazing depictions of their characters.