Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola are wonderful film makers. They are also both grumpy envious old men who have lost the joy of the medium they work in. Just like the curmudgeons who dug their nails into film photography and then DSLR’s when camera phones became a thing.
A couple of articles for reference.
Look I love their movies, but Scorsese couldn’t have made his most recent film WITHOUT the Marvel / DC movies. The underlying technology he relied on to make De Niro young again in his latest flick wouldn’t be where it is without the money behind blockbuster hero flicks. I’m not sure what they are complaining about. Well I am but we all get old and have regrets. Arguably Scorsese has been making superhero (idolized gangsters) for nearly his entire career. Then we have Coppola with the Godfather trilogy and let us not forget Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Essentially the two old bastards have lost the joy of movies and have their heads so far up their own asses they can’t see how pitiful they are making themselves look. It is sad as I really love most of their respective bodies of work. That does not give them the right to try to piss on other peoples success. Just make your work and let it stand on it’s own merits. Scorsese could have done that with his latest film. Coppola has struggled for a couple of decades but could potentially pull one out if he can get with it.