Quentin Tarantino is no stranger to controversy. The man has put out films with more than its fair share of violence, language, and arguably-exploitative material. Pretty much whenever one of his movies hits theaters, you can expect there to be some major talking points regarding something happening in the movie, be it violence, language, racism, or more recently, the portrayal of public figures.
However, probably the most consistent criticism by many is his violence. It’s bloody, it’s gory, it’s often aggrandized, and while Tarantino considers it all in good fun since it’s just a movie, and not real life, there are some who question if it should be allowed. Speaking with Independent, actor Antonio Banderas defended Tarantino, saying:
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“I think an artist should be free, Then people should be free to agree or disagree. You have the freedom to continue watching his movies or not.[You can say] ‘I will never go and see a movie from Tarantino again’. Or ‘I love his movies and I’m gonna go and see them again’. I think we should respect that freedom. There are sometimes things in art that, I have to tell you, they bother me… but I will never, never, never censor them.”
I couldn’t agree more from the Desperado actor himself, who had a chance to act alongside Tarantino in the Robert Rodriguez-directed movie. At the end of the day, Tarantino has always made a very clear distinction between what is okay in movies and what is okay in real-life.
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