Simu Liu attacks Scorsese and Tarantino: "I love the golden age too, but it was damn white"

The film’s star Shang-Chi takes the stage to blast the two directors’ comments about Marvel movies.

Simu Liu finds it difficult to digest the criticisms of Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino about superhero movies. We remember that the first had declared that Marvel and DC productions are not cinema in his eyes, while the second believes that these feature films have quite simply killed the stars for the benefit of the characters (“ These actors who rose to fame playing these characters are not movie stars. We agree ? Captain America, he’s the star. Thor is the star ”). Liu, who distinguished himself in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in 2021, therefore took the floor on Twitter to answer the two directors: If Tarantino and Scorsese were the sole guardians of the temple of stardom, I would never have had the opportunity to star in a movie that grossed over $400 million. I deeply admire the genius of these filmmakers. They are great authors. But they have no right to point fingers at me, or anyone else. No studio film is perfect. But I’m proud to work with one who has made lasting efforts to improve diversity on screen, creating heroes who inspire people from every community, everywhere. I also love ”the golden age” [de Hollywood]but he was damn white. »

The debate around the nature of superheroic productions and their interest in pure cinema seems endless, and the two opposing camps absolutely irreconcilable. In his interview, Quentin Tarantino seemed to put his finger on the major concern posed by superhero feature films: “ These are the only things that seem to generate some form of excitement among a fanbase or even the studio that makes them.. Marvel movies are just the symbol of what’s going on in the industry right now. There isn’t much room for anything else. Here is my problem. »

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