Natalie Portman defends Marvel movies

Amid criticism from Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, Thor: The Dark World actress Natalie Portman has come forward to defend Marvel movies, saying there is room for all types of cinema. “I think there’s room for all types of cinema,” a report quoted Portman as saying. “There’s not one way to make art,” she added. She defended the comic book adaptations, saying that movies allow viewers a chance to escape from their day-to-day lives. “I think that Marvel films are so popular because they’re really entertaining and people desire entertainment when they have their special time after work, after dealing with their hardships in real life,” said Portman. Earlier this month, Scorsese spoke with Empire magazine about his views towards the Marvel movies, expressing that he regards them as “not cinema” and likens them to “theme parks”. (IANS)