How Christopher Nolan in front of himdirector Quentin Tarantino is not a fan of films made to exist on streaming platforms. In conversation with meetingTarantino criticized films made for streamers, saying, “It’s almost like they don’t exist.”
Tarantino started the conversation by praising Sony’s commitment to theatrical film funding and saying he plans to make his next (and possibly last) film with them.
“I’ll probably do the movie with Sony because it’s the last game in town that’s totally dedicated to the cinematic experience,” Tarantino said. “It’s not about powering their streaming network. They are committed to the theater experience. They judge success by how asses sit on seats. And they judge success by the movies catching the zeitgeist, not just making a big, expensive movie and then putting it on your streaming platform. Nobody even knows it’s there.”
Tarantino then took aim at the target as an example Ryan Reynolds‘ List of films made for NetflixHe said that despite the money they brought in, these films were not unforgettable cinema experiences.
“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. I don’t know what this movie is. I have never seen her before. Do you?” Tarantino asked before continuing, “Well, it’s good for him that he’s making so much money, but those movies don’t exist in the zeitgeist. It’s almost like they don’t exist at all.”
In 2020, Reynolds signed a four-year deal with Netflix to pursue a variety of projects, including 6 underground, The Adam Project And Red noticeand all three are present The most streamed Netflix of all time based on minutes watched, with Red notice take the top spot.
Tarantino explained to Deadline that streaming is part of the reason he’s retiring from filmmaking.
“It’s just time. It’s just time to go outside. I like the idea of going out upstairs. I like the idea of giving it my all for 30 years and then saying, ‘Okay, that’s enough.’ And I don’t like working towards declining returns,” he said. “And I mean now’s a good time because I mean what is a movie anymore anyway? Is it just something they show on Apple? That would reduce the return.”
While we generally love Tarantino’s films and understand his point, perhaps not everything is meant to leave an indelible and lasting mark on the zeitgeist. Certain things, no matter how fleeting, can still have value, such as a child’s chalk drawings, cloud formations, etc MTV News.