As the latest film flops, Ridley Scott lashes out at millennials and their “f***ing phones.”
After his latest film, The Last Duel, flopped at the box office, RIDLEY SCOTT slammed millennials and their “f***ing phones.”
Ridley Scott, the acclaimed film director and producer, has slammed millennials and their “f*****g cell phones,” blaming them for his latest film’s box office failure.
According to Forbes, his film The Last Duel has made (dollar)27 million so far, despite costing a whopping (dollar)100 million to make.
This latest generation has been given the wrong kind of confidence as a result of it.
When asked why the historical epic had not been a financial success, the 83-year-old film mogul pointed his finger at the film’s audience.
The director of Thelma and Louise claimed that the audience possessed “the wrong kind of confidence” and that they were unwilling to learn unless it was via a mobile phone.
“I think what it boils down to – what we’ve got today [is]an audience that was raised on these f***ing cell phones,” Scott explained.
“The millenials, who refuse to be taught anything unless it is delivered via cellphone.”
“This is a broad brush,” he continued, “but I believe Facebook is dealing with it right now.”
“This is a misdirection that has occurred, and I believe it has given this latest generation the wrong kind of confidence,” he said on comedian Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.
The Last Duel, based on Eric Jager’s The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France, stars Ben Affleck, Jodie Comer, and Matt Damon.
It’s about a knight who challenges a friend to a duel after his wife accuses him of rape.
“Schools educate you, and religious services deliver sermons, and movies — at their best — can generate empathy and compassion,” Affleck said of the screenplay he co-wrote with Damon.
“There is a paradox of human experience in that different people often have different impressions of the same situation.
Nonetheless, there can be only one truth.
“We wanted to look into it.”
He told The Los Angeles Times, “But we wanted to do it through the lens of this situation.”
Scott made a scathing attack on superhero movies earlier this month, calling them “f*****g boring as hell.”
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