Podcast host 2 Bears 1 Caveto promote his new book, Cinema Speculation, Quentin Tarantino returns to discuss the current state of the Hollywood film industry and the impact the Marvel films have had on it.
Talking to Tom Sure, the director specified that he didn’t hate cinemas, but he didn’t love them either:
“I don’t like these movies” he said Tarantino. “No, I don’t love them, but I don’t hate them either. How could I do this, I used to collect Marvel comics like crazy as a kid. If these movies had come out in my 20s, I would have been over the moon and mad at them. But, you know, I’m almost 60 now, so no, I’m not too excited about them.” Then he continued.
Continuing the interview, the director explained that the success of the cinecomics led to a “Admiration” of cinema, leading to the success of IPs and characters who are the real stars of movies, at the expense of the actors who play them.
“The Marvelization of Hollywood is based on the fact that now we have all these actors who have been famous playing these characters. But they’re not real stars.” He said Tarantinoand then continue. “Captain America is the hero. Or Thor is the hero. I’m not the first person to say this, I think it’s been said many times. The real stars of these franchises are the characters, not the actors.”
Quentin Tarantino then he pointed out that his goal was absolutely not to belittle the Marvel movies, but to underline what this “Marvelization” of Hollywood would lead to. For directors who are actors like Chris Evans o Chris Hemsworthit is not celebrities who attract theatergoers in the most classical sense of the term, but their interpretation of a character that does.
The director then concluded his argument by stating that his criticism was mainly aimed at underlining how this type of film monopolizes the attention of Hollywood producers.
“My criticism of cinemas is based on the fact that right now they seem to be the only films that the Hollywood industry wants to invest in. They are the only ones that seem to generate interest and excitement in the public and the studios that make them. They are just happy with it. In this way they have become the only representation of today’s cinematic age.”
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