Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu has slammed back at Quentin Tarantino for his recent comments about Marvel movies.
Earlier this week, the pulp fiction Filmmaker appeared on the 2 bears, 1 cave Podcast in which he targeted the superhero movies and complained that the blockbuster franchises are “the only things that seem to get made.”
The 59-year-old Oscar winner has criticized actors starring in those films and cast characters, played by Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor), without naming the actors.
“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,” he said.
That kill Bill The director went on to say that he has an “ax to sharpen” with Marvel.
“They’re the only things that seem made,” Tarantino said.
“And they’re the only things that seem to generate any sort of excitement from a fanbase, or even the studio that’s making them.”
“They’re happy about that. And you know, it’s just the fact that right now they’re the entire representation of that era of film.”
Liu took to Twitter and vented his frustrations at the famous director and Martin Scorsese for slamming Marvel.
“If Tarantino and Scorsese were the only gatekeepers to movie stardom, I would never have had the opportunity to direct a $400 million+ film,” Liu tweeted.
“I’m in awe of their filmmaking genius. They are transcendent authors. But they can’t point their noses at me or anyone.
“No film studio is or ever will be perfect. But I’m proud to work with a company that has made a sustained effort to improve diversity on screen by creating heroes who empower and inspire people of all communities, everywhere.
“I loved the ‘Golden Age’ too… but it was white as hell.”
Back in 2019, Scorsese said Marvel films are “not cinema.”
“Honestly, the best thing I can think of are theme parks, as good as they are, with actors doing their best under the circumstances,” The said taxi driver director tells Rich.
“It’s not the cinema of people trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”
The departed The filmmaker loudly doubled down on his comments while attending the BFI London Film Festival The Hollywood Reporter.
“That’s fine and good for those who like this type of film, and by the way, knowing what they’re made of, I admire what they’re doing,” he said.
“It’s not my thing, it just isn’t. It creates a different kind of audience that thinks cinema is that.”
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