It seems that these days, everyone has an opinion on everything – or more accurately: people have had opinions for a long time, but now the internet bombards us with everyone’s opinion on everything. There is a select group of people in the world of entertainment, however, that most would agree have actually earned the right to have their opinions carry the actual weight that most of us believe our ideas should. I think most would agree that Quentin Tarantino – the seminal writer/director behind such pop-culture mega-hits as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Basterds, and so much more – would fall into that category. He recently opened up about his feelings on the recent influx of superhero movies – read on to hear his thoughts!
The folks at Vulture had a chance to chat with Tarantino recently, and to no one’s surprise the interview was fairly candid and covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from politics to race to robot overlords to the entertainment industry on the whole. When the subject of “the recent glut of superhero movies” was brought up by the interviewer, here’s what Tarantino had to say:
I’ve been reading comic books since I was a kid, and I’ve had my own Marvel Universe obsessions for years. So I don’t really have a problem with the whole superhero thing right now, except I wish I didn’t have to wait until my 50s for this to be the dominant genre. Back in the ’80s, when movies sucked — I saw more movies then than I’d ever seen in my life, and the Hollywood bottom-line product was the worst it had been since the ’50s — that would have been a great time.
When asked a follow-up question about if he would have made a superhero movie, Tarantino said “No, I was still working at a video store! But I would have gone to see them. That was my time. I was in my 20s and would have been just like the guys at Comic-Con now who go see every DC and Marvel movie.”
So, there you have it, folks – Tarantino is an old-school comics fanboy, but don’t expect him to hop behind the camera for Guardians of the Galaxy 3: Rocket Unchained anytime soon.
HOWEVER: if Tarantino were to direct a comic book movie, what character do you think it should be, and what would a kick-ass movie title be? Let us know your best idea in the comments below!