It is a well-known fact that Quentin Tarantino is not a great modern film lover. And in a recent edition of their podcast The Video Archives with Roger Avary, he aimed at the big one by dubbing the present age “the worst in Hollywood history.”
Over the past few years, several renowned filmmakers have appeared to criticize superhero movies, setting off a heated debate in response to their statements. And now Tarantino, who is never short of an opinion or three, has added to his earlier remarks.
In an episode of The Video Archives Podcast, he mentioned that the 1980s and the 1950s produced some of the worst movies, along with a few other decades he dislikes.
The 1950s and the 1980s are the two worst periods in Hollywood film history, even though I saw more movies in the 1980s compared to other periods in theatrical release.
Even though the ’80s was the time that I saw more movies than ever, at least as far as going out to the film was concerned. I believe that ’80s cinema is, along with the ’50s, the worst era in Hollywood history. Matched only by now, matched only by the current age!”
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Additionally, he recently spoke with the Los Angeles Times on the issue with the filmmakers of the MCU universe, whom the director described as “workers,” while on the press tour for his new book, Cinema Speculation.
“You have to be a hired hand to do those things,” Tarantino said of helming MCU movies. “I’m not a hired hand. I’m not looking for a job.”
Sure, I liked Star Wars. What’s wrong with it? The film completely transported me; I let myself be carried away by the characters. When the lights came on, I looked around and thought, “Wow! What beautiful moments for the cinema! “
However, this isn’t necessarily my favorite type of movie. I’m more of a ‘Close Encounter’s type, where Spielberg set out to make an epic for normal people, not just movie buffs. Few movies have had the kind of climax that ‘Close Encounters’ had. He stunned the audience.