Martin Scorsese angered several fans when he took a dig at the Marvel Cinematic Universe recently. Describing superhero films as “despicable cinema” and comparing them to “theme parks” made him receive the flak of Marvel fans world over. Following the controversy, Martin’s then upcoming film The Irishman became one of the most anticipated films of the year. While the movie opened to mixed reviews, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor did not enjoy watching it. As he took to Twitter to weigh in on his thoughts regarding The Irishman, social media users slammed him for the same, begging to differ with his opinion.
“Irishman. Painfully slow and boring. What a let down!” he wrote.
IRISHMAN. Painfully slow and boring. What a let down!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) December 3, 2019
This post was followed with over a thousand replies on the micro-blogging site. “I heard you paint houses,” one mocked Rishi, throwing shade at the original novel the film is based on. Taking a low blow at the veteran, another added, “And do the carpentry too… Loved it #Irishman.”
I HEARD YOU PAINT HOUSES— vishal jadav (@vishaljadav9780) December 3, 2019
Some went on to gush over Al Pacino. “Loved it! Al Pacino as always absolutely superb!” penned one, adding, “Not as engaging as The GoodFellas or The Wolf of Wall Street, still it's a good movie. De Niro, Pacino, Pesci – all lived up to our expectations and finally Martin Scorsese – Great job.”
Loved it! Al Pacino as always absolutely superb!— sharmila (@simbasham) December 3, 2019
Not as engaging as The GoodFellas or The Wolf of Wall Street, still it's a good movie. De Niro, Pacino, Pesci - all lived up to our expectations and finally Martin Scorsese - Great job.— Shimju David (@shimjudavid) December 3, 2019
Others asked him to think about Bollywood instead and keep out of films like The Irishman. “Tabhi to aapke liye Dabangg 3 release ho rahi hai (This is why Dabangg 3 is releasing for people like you).” Posting a laughing out loud emoji, another uploaded, “And you think 'Mughal e Azam' is India's greatest film.”
And you think 'Mughal e azam' is India's greatest film...— Heisenberg (@VAK706) December 3, 2019
One even called Rishi an “underrated actor”. “I liked it. You see De Niro, Al Pacino and Pesci in their understated best is the best. You sir are an underrated actor. Very impressive but quietly.” Rishi was then attacked for leaking spoilers, considering the film released recently and many have not watched it yet.
“What if we post similar for your new release? Don't spoil for us who have not watched it!” read one post, while another noted, “Go for Irish cream instead.” One user taunted the long duration of Indian cinema films, stating, “3 hours long! Getting close to Bollywood films.”
3 hrs long they are getting close to Bollywood— radikwohc बाबा यागा (@RohanM50290080) December 3, 2019
While some users came out in support of Rishi’s opinion on The Irishman, majority of Twitterati slammed him.