Ridley Scott blames ‘apathetic millennials’ for failure of his new film

10:49, 24 November 2021
Ridley Scott blames ‘apathetic millennials’ for failure of his new film Photo: pixabay.com

The American director Ridley Scott accused the young generation and their cell phones of his film "The Last Duel" flopping at the box office, the Hollywood Reporter said.

Scott, 83, said the coronavirus pandemic and the plight of movie theaters didn’t affect box office as much as "an audience raised on these cell phones." According to the director, young people with social networks are going in the wrong direction.

“The millennial do not ever want to be taught anything unless you’re told it on a cellphone,” This is a misdirection that has happened where it’s given the wrong kind of confidence to this latest generation, I think,” the director claimed.

“Last duel” received high marks from critics and moviegoers, but it flopped at the box office. The movie which stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jody Comer, and Ben Affleck, grossed just $27 million on a budget of $100 million.

“We all thought it was a terrific script. And we made it. You can’t win all the time. I’ve never had one regret on any movie I’ve ever made,” Scott added.

Earlier, Ridley Scott called the superhero films "damn boring." He said that his main complaint with comic books is weak scripts.