Quentin Tarantino says the MCU has led to the demise of movie stars

Quentin Tarantino is the latest high-profile Hollywood director to critique Marvel movies. Tarantino is widely known as a director Reservoir Dogs, Once upon a time in Hollywood, pulp fictionand the kill Bill franchises to name a few. However, the director recently shared his displeasure with the current state of the entertainment industry and “the Marvelization of Hollywood movies.”

while on the 2 bears, 1 cave Podcast, Tarantino discussed the far-reaching influence of Marvel movies, saying, “There’s an aspect that if these movies came out when I was in my 20s, I would be totally happy and totally loving them. I mean they wouldn’t be the only films being made. It would be these films alongside other films. But you know, I’m almost 60, so yeah. No, I’m not that excited about them.”


Tarantino also discussed the death of the “movie star” culture, citing the popularity of the MCU’s franchise characters as a contributing factor. The director explained:

“Part of the Marvelization of Hollywood is … there are all these actors who have become famous playing these characters. But they are not movie stars. Right? Captain America is the star. Or Thor is the star. I mean I’m not the first to say that. I think that’s been said a million times, you know, but, you know, but it’s like, you know, it’s those franchise characters that become stars.”

Black Widow, Hawkeye and Captain America aboard Quinjet in The Avengers

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The famed director isn’t the only high-profile director questioning the prominence of superhero films at the box office. Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola also lent their voice to this debate, with Coppola saying, “Personally, I don’t like the idea of ​​franchises, the idea that you can repeat what is essentially the same movie over and over again for financial gain — in other words, what is a formulaic approach.”.

Ultimately, this conversation will continue because people keep doing it Questions these questions from the directors. As the film landscape continues to evolve, people – especially creatives in the industry – inevitably have different opinions about what works and what doesn’t. However, given the continued success of MCU and superhero films in general, it’s clear that this is something moviegoers want, otherwise the genre wouldn’t have thrived at all.

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