Quentin Tarantino Shades Ryan Reynolds for Starring in Streaming Movies
Quentin Tarantino is taking a shot at Ryan Reynolds.
In a new interview, the 60-year-old Oscar-winning director explained why he finds now to be the best time for him to retire, explaining that he thinks streaming services have cheapened the experience of seeing a movie, and used the 46-year-old Deadpool actor's new career path as an example.
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"And I mean, now is a good time because I mean, what even is a motion picture anyway anymore?" Quentin shared with Deadline. "Is it just something that they show on Apple? That would be diminishing returns."
Quentin has been a long defender of watching movies in theaters, saying that Sony is "the last game in town that is just absolutely, utterly, committed to the theatrical experience. It's not about feeding their streaming network. They are committed to theatrical experience. They judge success by asses on seats. And they judge success by the movies entering the zeitgeist, not just making a big expensive movie and then putting it on your streaming platform. No one even knows it's there."
Quentin then took aim at Ryan - who has starred in several big budget movies for streaming services, including Netflix's 6 Underground, Red Notice, and The Adam Project along with Spirited on Apple TV+.
"I mean, and I'm not picking on anybody, but apparently for Netflix, Ryan Reynolds has made $50 million on this movie and $50 million on that movie and $50 million on the next movie for them," Quentin said. "I don't know what any of those movies are. I've never seen them. Have you?"
"I haven't ever talked to Ryan Reynolds' agent, but his agent is like, 'Well, it cost $50 million,'" Quentin added. "Well, 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 even exist."
Earlier this year, Quentin shared some details on his next, and final, movie.