Simu Liu trolled by fans after he slams Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese for their 'Marvel' comment

'I am in awe of their filmmaking genius. But they don't get to point their nose at me or anyone,' said Simu Liu in response to Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese's 'Marvel actors are not movie stars' comment

Simu Liu trolled by fans after he slams Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese for their 'Marvel' comment
Simu Liu(L) responds after Quentin Tarantino (C) and Martin Scorsese (R) say 'Marvel actors are not movie stars' (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for RFF, Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for FLC)
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OTTAWA, CANADA: Simu Liu took to social media on Tuesday, November 22, to address various criticisms raised by two filmmakers, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, about the Marvel franchise. He tweeted, "If the only gatekeepers to movie stardom came from Tarantino and Scorsese, I would never have had the opportunity to lead a $400 million plus movie. I am in awe of their filmmaking genius. They are transcendent auteurs. But they don't get to point their nose at me or anyone."

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Liu's response comes after Tarantino said in '2 Bears, 1 Cave' podcast, "Captain America is the star. Or Thor is the star. I mean, I'm not the first person to say that. I think that's been said a zillion times, you know, but, you know, but it's like, you know, it's these franchise characters that become a star," reported People. 

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"My only axe to grind against them is they're the only things that seem to be made. There's not really much room for anything else. That's my problem." Further, he added, "You have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters. But they're not movie stars. Right? He also shared his thoughts on 'The Video Archives' Podcast, "the current movie era is the worst era in Hollywood history. The good thing about being in a bad era of Hollywood cinema is the ones that don't conform, the ones that stand out from the pack," reported Entertainment Weekly. 

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Liu also commented, "No movie studio is or ever will be perfect. But I'm proud to work with one that has made sustained efforts to improve diversity onscreen by creating heroes that empower and inspire people of all communities everywhere. I loved the "Golden Age" too.. but it was white as hell."

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Meanwhile, Scorsese recently told Empire, "Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn't the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being."

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Scorsese further added at the BFI London Film Festival, "That is fine and good for those who enjoy that type of film and, by the way, knowing what goes into them now, I admire what they do," he said. "It's not my kind of thing, it simply is not. It's creating another kind of audience that thinks cinema is that."

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'Scorsese and Tarantino films will live rent-free in my head for a lifetime'

Meanwhile, the Internet quickly reacted to Liu's tweet. A user said, "Yes they do. I watched your $400 million movie and never thought about it once again. Scorsese and Tarantino films will live rent-free in my head for a lifetime. DiCaprio and Pitt are true film stars, MCU actors are glorified social media influencers there to sell lunchboxes." Another user claimed, "i’m more excited for avatar 2 than any marvel film that came out this year ngl."

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A tweet read, "As someone who wasn't the biggest Shang-Chi fan but did enjoy the few comics of him that I read and liked him on Marvel Knights, and grew up on martial-arts films, your film sucked. It's one of the blandest, most uninspired, CGI-fest that I have ever watched." A user wrote, "It’s ironic because you’re the exact case that he’s describing. Nobody went to Shang Chi to see you, they went to see Shang Chi because it’s Marvel. Barely 5% of those viewers would go see another movie with you as the lead, the draw was your character, not you." "you led a $400m movie and ur not a movie star and that is THE whole point tarantino is making,"said another.

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A user stated, "Are you aware that your movie would have made the same amount of money if any other actor was in the lead? That's the point here. You aren't the star, Shang Chi is. Same goes for almost all roles in any Marvel movie." Martin Scorsese has quite literally done more for global cinema than most other people on the planet. You have no idea what you're talking about," said a user. A tweet read, "Looked you up. Still don't know who you are. All I could figure out is that you're self-important enough to criticize men for not doing things they actually did do and use a meme image of yourself. Cringe doesn't begin to cover it."

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Meanwhile, a user claimed, "no one - and I mean no one, especially Scorsese and Tarantino - has seriously suggested that they be film's "gatekeepers." you literally made that up. their beef with the current state of cinema is that big studios increasingly make one kind of movie - glorified children's films." "you were unknown a year ago. humble yourself gang," wrote another. 

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