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“It’s the worst era of Hollywood, matched only by now”: Quentin Tarantino Pays Tribute to Martin Scorsese on His 80th Birthday, Blasts Current Generation of Movies as Despicable After Refusing to Work With Marvel

“It’s the worst era of Hollywood, matched only by now”: Quentin Tarantino Pays Tribute to Martin Scorsese on His 80th Birthday, Blasts Current Generation of Movies as Despicable After Refusing to Work With Marvel

There’s no denying that Superhero movies and big-budget CGI-heavy blockbusters have taken over Hollywood. And Marvel is mainly at the center of it all. Their constant success rate motivated other studios to dip their toes in a similar market space. And very steadily, the volume of projects that Marvel and other Studios produced just kept on increasing. The era of the Superhero genre has been hated by Hollywood veterans like Martin Scorsese. And now on his 80th birthday, even Quentin Tarantino has joined the bandwagon.

Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese’s Views on Marvel

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Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese hate Marvel

Back in 2019, Martin Scorsese completely blasted Marvel movies as he stated that they don’t fall under the definition of true “Cinema.” This began an online debate with several fans and big-name talents taking their sides for or against Marvel. But apparently, a lot of Hollywood legends agree with this sentiment, and the latest of them is Quentin Tarantino.

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Earlier this month, Tarantino was asked if he’ll ever direct a Marvel movie, and he told the Los Angeles Times, “You have to be a hired hand to do those things. I’m not a hired hand. I’m not looking for a job.” Now that’s clearly a “Boss Reply.” Marvel does hire a lot of new talents in the directorial department and then those directors go on to become bigger names. But someone like Tarantino certainly doesn’t need that. Studios would agree with his ideas anyway and allow him to do literally whatever he wants.

Quentin Tarantino Hates The New Era

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Quentin Tarantino

But what’s crazy is that right before Martin Scorsese’s birthday, he spoke to Variety about the current era of movies. He said that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is his best movie ever made with regard to the current era of movies. And he compared movies of recent times to the 80s and the 50s era, which according to him were the worst eras in Hollywood history.

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Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese

Tarantino recently stated on his “The Video Archives Podcast” (via NME):

“Even though the ‘80s was the time that I probably saw more movies in my life than ever – at least as far as going out to the movies was concerned – I do feel that ‘80s cinema is, along with the ‘50s, the worst era in Hollywood history. Matched only by now, matched only by the current era!”

Well, it’s Martin Scorsese’s 80th birthday today (November 17). Even though Tarantino’s statement isn’t directly addressed to Scorsese, it does come as a tribute, or perhaps a nice little birthday wish from him to the Shutter Island director.

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There would probably be more fans and talent working on Marvel and DC movies who would disagree with the sentiments of both Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese. But no one can deny the fact that the oversaturation point of the Superhero genre is very near if it hasn’t arrived already.

Source: NME

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Written by Vansh Mehra

Just wanna share my passion for cinema with everyone.