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Chris Hemsworth says it was ‘super depressing’ when Scorsese and Tarantino slagged off Marvel movies

Chris Hemsworth says it was ‘super depressing’ when Scorsese and Tarantino slagged off Marvel movies

He had a few words for his well-known critics.

Hollywood has a love-hate relationship with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As in, they either love it or hate it. There seems to be no in between.

For example, famed director Martin Scorsese once compared Marvel movies to visiting amusement parks.

And he's not alone.

Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino has shared his spicy thoughts a few times on the MCU and it's never kind.


But, there is a man standing in opposition.

Chris Hemsworth is a top Australian action hero, occasional Greek God, and all-of-the-time Hollywood movie star.

And while he is unquestionably a talented Aussie export, Hemsworth admitted to Variety it hurts when cinema's most respected folk take aim at the movies that catapulted him to superstardom.

Hemsworth described Tarantino and Scorsese's anti-Marvel bristles as 'super depressing'.

"There goes two of my heroes I won’t work with," the 39-year-old Aussie A-lister said.

"I guess they’re not a fan of me, either."

Some in the movie-making biz seem to harbor the belief that if a film comes with superpowers and CGI, then it also comes with a vacuous space, sans talent and nuance.


Tarantino blames Marvel for creating a backwards environment in which the character receives acclaim instead of the actor, who should be the one copping clout for their craft.

"Part of the Marvelzation of Hollywood is…you have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters," Tarantino said on the 2 Bears, 1 Cave podcast.

"But they’re not movie stars... It’s these franchise characters that become a star."

Is it all really worth the chest-puffing and cinematic wigwaming to merely hate a movie on the basis that it boasts capes and comic book characters?

Hemsworth certainly doesn't think so.

And it's not a good enough reason to punch down other actors or filmmakers, either.

"Now, whether or not [Marvel] films were to the detriment of other films, I don’t know," Hemsworth said.


The 39-year-old star continued: "I don’t think any of us have the answer, but we’re trying."

And that's all you can do in a business that relies on getting bums on seats in theaters, really.

Hemsworth added: "I’m thankful that I have been a part of something that kept people in cinemas."

This is sort of the whole point, cinematic snobbery aside.

Perhaps some in Hollywood should take note and stop being so damn contrary.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel. Kristoffer Tripplaar / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Chris Hemsworth, Quentin Tarantino, Entertainment, Film and TV, Martin Scorsese, Celebrity, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe