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“He’s an old man”: Despite Recent Backlash, Quentin Tarantino Defended Marvel and DC Movies After Martin Scorsese’s Harsh Criticism

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When talking about cinema as the altar of the art of filmmaking, there cannot be a moment when someone does not bring out the names of legendary creators like Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese. The two filmmakers have revolutionized what cinema looked like from the 60s and the 90s, and even to this day with their unique art of storytelling and direction techniques that have only gotten better with age like a fine wine.

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Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese

But no matter how much the old stay gold, it becomes a relic of the past after a certain point of time, replaced by something new that the current generation loves. So it was only a matter of time before the cinema as these two knew would change into something else, which in this case, happens to be superhero cinematic universes. While both the creators don’t like the MCU and the DCU, Tarantino has a soft spot for these comic books in his heart.

Quentin Tarantino Defends The MCU And The DCU!

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Quentin Tarantino at Comic-Con

When you hear it for the first time, it might seem paradoxical to know that Quentin Tarantino, one of the few film creators in the industry who openly state their displeasure with the current state of superhero cinematic universes, was a fan of Marvel Comics. The Pulp Fiction director states that when he was a younger man, he would be out to collect as many Marvel comics as he could from all around the neighborhood.

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During an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Tarantino revealed that when he was young, he was fond of collecting Marvel comics and consuming the content within them. And even now, he loves the lore of the comics just like in the old days. He also reveals an incident that highlights why the MCU and the DCU have become what they are today, which is due to the fact that the newer generation is growing up watching these films, creating a childhood memory to cherish.

During the interview, Tarantino said:

“It’s like, he’s an old man. What do you think Scorsese would be into Ant-Man Vs. The Wasp? He’s not gonna be. I don’t believe he would’ve been into that at 37, forget about how old he’s now”

Despite the knowledge that Tarantino agrees with Scorsese on the fact that the current crop of films by Marvel Studios and DC Films are degrading actual cinema, he also points out that the Goodfellas creator is too old to understand the influence of these fictional characters and what they mean to the current generation of the audience.

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Why Do Superhero Cinematic Universes Dominate Cinema Today?

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Marvel and DC

The answer to why the MCU and the DCU have become what they are today comes from the emotions that the audiences feel when they appear in a cinema, and that is excitement. Nothing excites the audiences more than a visual spectacle that they haven’t seen before in their life, which is only solidified by the fact that these cinematic universes bring to life many of the fans’ childhood heroes to life through the medium of modern-day cinema and CGI. Thus, these franchises have become the cinematic juggernauts that we see today.

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Source: The Howard Stern Show

Written by Deepak Bisht

Currently pursuing BBA from GGSIPU, New Delhi. I have gained 4 months of content writing experience with FandomWire with more than 250 articles under my name. Just a typical nerd talking about nerdy things with people of the world.