'The Last Duel': Ridley Scott slams 'millennials and cell phones' for flop film

'The Last Duel' had a world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and had a star cast that included Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck


                            'The Last Duel': Ridley Scott slams 'millennials and cell phones' for flop film
Ridley Scott is furious at millennials who he claims are too busy with their cell phones to notice masterpieces like 'The Last Duel' (IMDb)

Ridley Scott is a famous director and producer. He is known worldwide for his work on the horror film, 'Alien', 'Blade Runner', the adventure film, 'Thelma and Louise', 'Gladiator', 'Black Hawk Down', and the sci-fi film, 'The Martian'. 

However, it seems the director is a tad miffed with the audience who did not show much interest in his recent film. Scott has his issues with millennials being so addicted to their phones that they ignore masterpieces like his most recent work, 'The Last Duel'. The film is a 2021 historical drama, with a screenplay by Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon

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Matt Damon and Ridley Scott attend the 2016 Film Society Of Lincoln Center Luncheon at Scarpetta on January 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Scott's latest work, 'The Last Duel' had a very interactive world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and with a star cast that included Damon, Jodie Comer, Adam Driver and Affleck it went on to garner some strong, solid reviews. Having said that, the film turned out to be one of the biggest box office disasters of this year. The film hardly reached $10 million, although it was budgeted for a total of $100 million!

In an interview with Marc Maron on his 'WTF' podcast, Scott opened up about how the audience for TV and film today are brought up on solely cell phones and the millennials do not want to be taught anything unless it's told on the cell phone. He also adds that this scenario is a broad stroke and that this is the misdirection that has taken place where the situation is given the wrong kind of confidence to the latest generation. 

While Scott personally thinks that Disney did their best on the movie, millennials outright ignored 'The Last Duel'. Scott added saying, "That's the call you make. That's the call Fox made. 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. Nothing. I learned very early on to be your own critic. The only thing you should really have an opinion on is what you just did. Walk away. Make sure you're happy. and don't look back. That's me".

Official poster of 'House of Gucci' (Universal)

All things considered, Scott doesn't have time to fret since his new movie, 'House of Gucci', the murder drama starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, has already set the bar very high for the film industry. The film will hit theatres on November 24, 2021.

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