There’s no denying that superhero movies and big-budget CGI blockbusters have taken over Hollywood. And Marvel is mostly at the center of it all. Their consistent success rate has motivated other studios to dip their toes into a similar market space. And very steadily, the volume of projects produced by Marvel and other studios has steadily increased. The era of the Superhero genre was hated by Hollywood veterans like Martin Scorsese. And now in her 80’se anniversary, even Quentin Tarantino has joined the movement.
Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese’s take on Marvel
In 2019, Martin Scorsese blasted Marvel movies completely, saying they didn’t fall under the definition of real “Cinema”. This sparked an online debate with several high-profile fans and talents siding with or against Marvel. But apparently a lot of Hollywood legends agree with that sentiment, and the latest of them is Quentin Tarantino.
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Earlier this month, Tarantino was asked if he would ever direct a Marvel movie, and he told the Los Angeles Times, “You have to be an employee to do these things. I am not a mercenary. I am not looking for a job. This is clearly a “boss response”. Marvel hires a lot of new talent in the directing department, and then those directors become bigger names. But someone like Tarantino certainly doesn’t need that. The studios would go along with his ideas anyway and allow him to literally do whatever he wants.
Quentin Tarantino hates the new era
But what’s crazy is that just before Martin Scorsese’s birthday, he spoke to Variety about the current era of cinema. He said that Once upon a time in Hollywood is his best film ever made as far as the current era of cinema is concerned. And he compared movies from recent times to the 80s and 50s, which he said were the worst eras in Hollywood history.
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Tarantino recently said on his podcast “The Video Archives Podcast” (via NME):
“Even though the 80s was the period when I probably saw more films in my life than ever – at least in terms of cinema releases – I feel that 80s cinema is, with the 1950s, the worst era in Hollywood history. Matched only now, matched only the current era!
Well, it’s Martin Scorsese’s 80e birthday today (November 17). Even though Tarantino’s statement isn’t addressed directly to Scorsese, it’s a tribute, or maybe a nice little birthday wish from him to the shutter island director.
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There would likely be more fans and talent working on Marvel and DC movies who disagreed with Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese’s sentiments. But no one can deny the fact that the Superhero genre’s supersaturation point is very close if it hasn’t already arrived.
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