After the failure of Ridley Scott’s Last Duel, Ben Affleck has a rather grim theory about the future of the movie theater. According to the actor, “there will soon be only 40 films a year in theaters.” Explanations.
While Ben Affleck is currently in the credits for Amazon Prime Video, The Tender Bar, he made grim comments about the future of the movie theater, during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“A thriller like Argo wouldn’t hit theaters these days. And it didn’t come out a very long time ago! (in this case in 2012, Editor’s note) It would be a mini-series. I think cinema films are going to become very expensive, and will only be events. They’re going to be mostly for young people, and will be kind of what Marvel does. Soon there will be only 40 films a year in theaters, mostly franchises, suites, animated films “.
I have had ovens with bad films. It made me neither hot nor cold. I know why people didn’t go – they weren’t very good.
“I understood it with The Last Duel, he continues in the columns of Entertainment Weekly. I have had ovens with bad films. It made me neither hot nor cold. I know why people didn’t go – they weren’t very good. But I like what we did (with The Last Duel). I like our post. I am very proud of it. It is therefore very destabilizing. Then, I realized that the movie worked much better in streaming. This is where our audience is now.“
Comments that follow other recent statements by the director of The Last Duel, Ridley Scott. If Ben Affleck is less cash and severe, Sir Ridley Scott attacked the generation of “millennials”:
“I think what we have today is an audience that was raised with these fucking cell phones. Millennials don’t want to be taught anything unless told to them on a cell phone.
I’m magnifying the line, but I think we’re facing it right now with Facebook. We have not given the right tools to young people to develop self-confidence worthy of the name. The new generation has headed in the wrong direction because of all of this“, estimated the filmmaker of 83 years.
With a budget of $ 100 million, The Last Duel was a failure in theaters around the world, accumulating “only” $ 30.5 million in revenue, or less than a third of its budget. In France, the film recorded a little over 400,000 admissions.
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