Ridley Scott Blames The Last Duel’s Box Office Failure On Millennials

The last duel may have been a critical success, but it was a box office failure. Now director Ridley Scott thinks he knows why.

During an interview at Marc Maron’s WTF PodcastSir Ridley Scott complained that The last duelThe box office calamity was due to millennials.

“I think it all comes down to what we have today [are] the audiences that were raised on these damn cell phones, ”Scott said. “The Millenium [sic] I don’t want them to teach you anything unless they tell you on a cell phone. “

Adam Driver prepares for the Last Duel

“This is a broad stroke, but I think right now we are dealing with that with Facebook,” he explained. “This is misdirection that has occurred when the wrong kind of confidence has been given to this last generation, I think.”

The Last Duel has made just $ 27 million worldwide after its debut last month. Starring Ben Affleck, Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, and Adam Driver, the film featured jaw-dropping combat as well as poignant social commentary. But The Last Duel has so far failed to capture the public’s imagination, nor has it managed to recoup its $ 100 million budget.

Although Scott was originally concerned that Disney would underestimate his historic epic, it turned out not to be the case.

“Disney did a fantastic promotional job,” he admitted. “The bosses loved the movie … I was worried it wasn’t for them.”

Despite this, The Last Duel still performed abysmally at the box office. But Scott supports the movie and says the studio’s decisions were sound from start to finish.

“That’s the call you make,” he said about taking on the project. “That’s the call Fox made. We all thought it was a great script. And we did it. You can’t win all the time. I never regret any movie I’ve made. Any. I learned very early to be your own critic. The only thing you should have an opinion on is what you just did. Walk away. Make sure you are happy. And don’t look back. That’s me.”

IGN’s own review He said The Last Duel is “a grueling watch and certainly not for the faint-hearted. Yet it rewards you with social commentary that is as relevant today as in 14th-century France … The Last Duel offers several gory and brutal battle scenes and a fierce final duel that is among Director Ridley’s best fight scenes. Scott “.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow it on Twitter.

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