In response to Quentin Tarantino’s remarks regarding the impact Marvel movies have had on the film business, Simu Liu has hit back. A lack of movie stars is one of the effects of “the Marvelization of Hollywood movies,” according to Quentin Tarantino, who discussed the condition of the film business during his participation on the podcast “2 Bears, 1 Cave” on Monday.
“You have all these actors portraying these roles who have become famous, but they are not movie stars,” he remarked. “The protagonist is Captain America. The star is Thor. I mean, I’m certainly not the first to say that. That’s been stated a gazillion times, in my opinion. These franchise characters are the ones who get notoriety.”
Even though Tarantino claimed he doesn’t “love,” he also doesn’t “detest,” Marvel flicks.
He added, “My only axe to grind against them is they’re the only things that seem to be made, and they’re the only things that seems to generate any kind of excitement. They are the entire representation of this era of movies right now, and there’s not really much room for anything else.”
In an interview with Britain’s Empire magazine in 2019, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino referred to Marvel movies as “not cinema,” and Liu, who played the title character in the 2021 Marvel movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” appeared to retaliate.
“I would never have had the opportunity to lead a $400 million plus movie if Tarantino and Scorsese were the only gatekeepers to cinematic success,” Liu stated. “Their mastery of filming astounds me. They are auteurs of transcendence. However, they are not permitted to make fun of me or anybody else.”
Liu went on: “A film production company will never be flawless. But I’m glad to work with one that has consistently worked to increase diversity in the entertainment industry by producing heroes that inspire and empower members of all communities throughout the globe. I really adored the “Golden Age,” although it was incredibly white.”
Scorse compared the popular superhero movies to a theme park in 2019.
In all honesty, he remarked, “theme parks are the closest I can conceive of them, with performers doing the best they can give the conditions.”
“I cannot spot them. You know, I tried “Added he. It isn’t a film about people attempting to describe their emotional and psychological experiences to another person.