- Director Quentin Tarantino criticized films produced for streaming services like Netflix.
- He said Ryan Reynolds’ Netflix movies “do not exist in the zeitgeist.”
- Tarantino said that “the pandemic has accelerated everything.”
Quentin Tarantino appears to be retiring from the big screen following his next project, The Movie Critic, which he recently released bullied is about a journalist who wrote for adult magazines in the 1970s.
Speak with meeting In an interview published on Thursday, Tarantino hinted that part of his departure from feature filmmaking was because streaming services had drastically changed the film industry.
It’s not the first time the Kill Bill director has criticized the current state of filmmaking He calls the current situation the “worst in Hollywood history”.
Tarantino said he doesn’t like working for “shrinking earnings” and that it’s a good time to stop making feature films because he doesn’t want to make films for a streaming service.
“And I mean now is a good time because I mean what is a movie anyway? Is it just something they show at Apple? That would reduce returns,” he said.
The Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood director went on to say that films made for streaming are unrecognizable, citing Ryan Reynolds’ work at Netflix as an example.
He said: “I mean, and I’m not bullying anyone, but apparently Ryan Reynolds made $50 million for Netflix on this movie and $50 million on this movie and $50 million on the next movie for them. I don’t do that.” I know what kind of films these are. I have never seen her before. Or?”
Reynolds has worked with several streamers over the past few years, appearing on Netflix’s 6 Underground, Red Notice and The Adam Project, and Apple TV+’s Spirited.
Tarantino said he doesn’t think streaming movies “exist in the zeitgeist,” adding, “It’s almost like they don’t exist at all.”
The director said he wasn’t “negative” about the changes in the industry, noting that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the rise in streaming movies.
“Well, I don’t think I’m that negative about it. I think it was already like that and the pandemic has accelerated everything,” he noted.
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