House of Gucci and The Last Duel director Ridley Scott has been finding scapegoats for his recent disappointments in film. When it came to Marvel’s latest projects, Scott went on to criticize the scriptwriting of the movies. This might be due to the box office successes of the comic book movie studio, but Scott didn’t stop there. In an episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Ridley Scott connected the box office failing numbers for The Last Duel with the existence of Millennials.
Harsh Words From A Respected Director: Ridley Scott Lets It Out
Marc Maron interviewed and spoke with Ridley Scott on the dual release of his new two films: House of Gucci and The Last Duel. But when it came down to talking about the poor box office numbers of the latter film, the director shared his brutally honest opinion on who’s to blame.
While he does acknowledge that Disney performed a great effort in promoting the movie, Ridley Scott expresses his true feelings surrounding the box office reception of The Last Duel:
I think what it boils down to — what we’ve got today [are] the audiences who were brought up on these f****** cellphones. The millennian [sic] do not ever want to be taught anything unless you’re told it on a cellphone. This is a broad stroke, but I think we’re dealing with it right now with Facebook. This is a misdirection that has happened where it’s given the wrong kind of confidence to this latest generation, I think.”
While it may be a stretch, there are other factors to consider when it comes to pondering over The Last Duel‘s box office numbers. COVID-19 protocols are still in place across the world, and the film is exclusively in theaters. Other major films have taken the streaming route when it comes to public releases, so who’s to say that Millenials are the cause of a box office failure?
What do you think, though? Are Millenials to blame due to a film’s failing numbers at the box office? Should The Last Duel be released on a streaming platform? Let us know in the comments below.