Ridley Scott gets mad! The least we can say is that the commercial failure of his new film, The Last Duel, pissed him off.
Last week, Ridley Scott violently attacked superhero movies: “The best movies are almost always character-driven. You can talk about superheroes if you want to, because I’m going to fuck them. I’m going to fuck them! What the fuck are they boring! are really not good “, the director got carried away at the microphone of Deadline.
After this settling of scores in good standing, Scott did not stop there! Recently interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, the director reacted strongly to the commercial failure of the Last Duel, released in France on October 13th. For him, if his film won only $ 27 million in worldwide revenue for a budget of 100M, it is the fault of “millennials and their fucking cell phones!”, he lamented.
Millennials don’t want to be taught anything unless told to them on a cell phone.
“I think what we have today is an audience that was raised on these fucking cell phones. Millennials don’t want to be taught anything unless they are told to. on a cell phone “, he blasted.
“I am enlarging the line, but I think we are 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 moved in. the wrong direction because of all this “, estimates the 83-year-old filmmaker.
I have never regretted a single one of my films. No.
“The relationship with the Fox studio has been strong throughout production. We all thought it was a great script. And we did. You can’t win all the time. I never have. regretted only one of my movies. None. I learned very early on to be my own critic. The only thing you should have an opinion on is the work you just did. And never look back. That is. my credo “, concludes Ridley Scott, who has obviously already forgotten Prometheus and Alien Covenant …
Will the filmmaker be able to console himself with the eventual success of his new film, House of Gucci, in theaters on November 24? Answer in some time. Note that Le Denier duel attracted only 384,490 spectators in France. Is Ridley Scott right to blame the “millennials” ?
It would appear that the public has simply not been receptive to a dark and dramatic historical epic during a time of health crisis. In the columns of the New York Times, the director already shared his bitterness before lambasting cell phones at THR’s microphone:
“It was extremely disappointing to see this failure. The most devastating thing is to think that we are going to insure with the public, but in fact not. You must be the only master of your film. start to wonder what people will think or want, it will be fatal to you “, he confided.
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