Ridley Scott says The Last Duel flopped because of millennials and their 'f**king cellphones'

Enaks

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I’m not sure he knows what a millennial is; I’m 41, technically ‘a millennial’ and didn’t get a mobile phone until I was 18-19.

Even then, that phone had a two line, monochrome LCD display.

Maybe he just made a film that no-one wanted to watch?

Apparently I was way too specific on my earlier post; seems 50% of the (highly opinionated) posters here don’t know what a millennial is either.

Apparently; I’m hooked on social media (I have no social media), am a snowflake, woke, SJW?

Certainly news to me at 41 years old.

Do any of you read your posts BEFORE you hit ‘post comment’?

What a thoroughly embarrassing cringe-fest.
 

Grinnie Jax

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Never ever heard of it. And I am that person who reads and checks new films all the time... Disney did awful job on promoting your film, Ridley.

BTW - I am a millennial (born in 1987), but my favorite movies are from the era before smartphones even appeared.
 

Ben1978

Posts: 134   +101
I’m not sure he knows what a millennial is; I’m 41, technically ‘a millennial’ and didn’t get a mobile phone until I was 18-19.

Even then, that phone had a two line, monochrome LCD display.

Maybe he just made a film that no-one wanted to watch?
Yeah, the phrase millennial is confusing because it sounds like people born around the millennium. It's probably only sociologists who actually remember the periods that gen x y z and millennial actually refer to with any precision. But then if you're gonna slander a huge number of people then you should probably look it up first.
 

yukka

Posts: 1,004   +158
I’m not using a precious baby sitting session to go and watch a film I’ve never ****ing heard of and I’m generation X you ****ing bellend Ridley.
 
Yeah, whatever. While I completely agree with him about superhero movies, they are boring af, I think he kinda overestimates his own abilities. Keep making smart movies? The last two Alien ones he made were utter garbage. The Martian was kinda ok, but that's just filming the book as it was written. Also, as many have pointed out, I've never even heard of this film. Whatever.
 

Irata

Posts: 1,808   +3,042
OMG! Another "Woke" movie. Must be crap! :rolleyes:
Sadly they are usually crap. I see it with less drama.

The main thing is that I don‘t believe they really care, just that they want to be on the right side of current trends by checking all the right boxes. That‘s never good for art / entertainment, no matter if the current trend is woke, conservative…. since that way you don‘t get new exciting out of the box content.
 

captaincranky

Posts: 17,646   +6,438
Apparently I was way too specific on my earlier post; seems 50% of the (highly opinionated) posters here don’t know what a millennial is either.

Apparently; I’m hooked on social media (I have no social media), am a snowflake, woke, SJW?

Certainly news to me at 41 years old.

Do any of you read your posts BEFORE you hit ‘post comment’?

What a thoroughly embarrassing cringe-fest.
Well, what's noteworthy is how thin skinned millennial are. It seems it's cool for you to toss off, "boomer", and, "get off my lawn", as pejoratives as being all in good fun. Well,, you can give it out, but you can't take it.

I'm sure every Millennial, gen X, Y, or Z, or YouTuber participant here, has gotten much farther than Ridley Scott in the film making industry.

Because I'm a "boomer", I saw commercials for the film on, (perish the thought, you wouldn't be caught dead watching it), broadcast TV.. And, like every other movie I watch, or intend to watch, it will come from Redbox.

So now, why don't y'all go back to running your yaps on your cellphones, whining that you can't get video cards, and curl up with a few feature length "unboxing videos", at YouTube. They're not much on plot either, but don't they make you leak in your trousers when that GTX-3090 finally comes into view?,

Signed, "Commander Crigeworthy"

Epilogue: From what I could tell, it was basically two guys in tin suits and chain mail, jousting, then sword fighting over some b!tch.

In any event, the last medieval movie I saw that impressed the crap out of me was "King Arthur". Keira Knightly stole that show at the tender age of nineteen.
king_arthur.jpg
 
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Enaks

Posts: 7   +22
Well, what's noteworthy is how thin skinned millennial are. It seems it's cool for you to toss off, "boomer", and, "get off my lawn", as pejoratives as being all in good fun. Well,, you can give it out, but you can't take it.

I'm sure every Millennial, gen X, Y, or Z, or YouTuber participant here, has gotten much farther than Ridley Scott in the film making industry.

Because I'm a "boomer", I saw commercials for the film on, (perish the thought, you wouldn't be caught dead watching it), broadcast TV.. And, like every other movie I watch, or intend to watch, it will come from Redbox.

So now, why don't y'all go back to running your yaps on your cellphones, whining that you can't get video cards, and curl up with a few feature length "unboxing videos", at YouTube. They're not much on plot either, but don't they make you leak in your trousers when that GTX-3090 finally comes into view?,

Signed, "Commander Crigeworthy"

Epilogue: From what I could tell, it was basically two guys in tin suits and chain mail, jousting, then sword fighting over some b!tch.

In any event, the last medieval movie I saw that impressed the crap out of me was "King Arthur". Keira Knightly stole that show at the tender age of nineteen.
king_arthur.jpg

“It seems it's cool for you to toss off, "boomer"”

Toss off as many boomers as you like bud, whom am I to judge how you get your kicks?

The rest of your post is frankly, drivel, and I have better ways to spend my time.

Have a good day ;)
 

RaXoR

Posts: 231   +171
You can if that generation is the most likely demographic to be going to the theaters to watch movies.
Gen X and Zoomers are a thing. They consist of nearly the same percentage of the population as millennials each. At least in the US. They are also likely to go to the movies just as much as millennials.
 

wiyosaya

Posts: 6,724   +5,158
Yeah, movies that try to push "modern social issues" are crap. They have always been crap, and they will always be crap, because the only type of person who wants to listen to out of touch hollywood elites whinge on about propagandized issues are out of touch shut ins that live in insufferable echo chambers (see: twitter and tumblr).

The non "woke" have lives, we're not going to waste our time on garbage. No media that prioritized virtue signaling is going to have good writing, because those with talent are not going to pour effort into something nobody wants to see, and being offended is not a character that any normal person is going to identify with.
🤷‍♂️Many works of fiction have elements of social issues from their time in them. Shakespeare does, as do others. In fact, I'd argue that the best works always have social issues in them as they are reflections on the human condition.

All of us have lives, and what anyone finds, or does not find, in a work like this is reflective of the person and not necessarily of the quality of the work as a whole.
 

wiyosaya

Posts: 6,724   +5,158
OK, so us boomers used to have film critics on the "boob tube", namely "Siskel & Ebert". I always watched their show, and then went of my way to avoid their 5 star picks like the plague. Those were pretty much a bunch of slow moving, gossipy, bullsh!t.
Right there with you, Captain. Some of those two-thumbs up movies were utter crap - IMO.
So yeah, Marvel can take me into any fantastic fantasy world they choose to create, with whatever superheros they conjure up. As long as the good guys win in the end, it's well worth ,the $1.85 it'll cost me to rent the DVD.
Better yet, try the Philly public library system - Its probably cheaper. ;)
 

captaincranky

Posts: 17,646   +6,438
🤷‍♂️Many works of fiction have elements of social issues from their time in them. Shakespeare does, as do others. In fact, I'd argue that the best works always have social issues in them as they are reflections on the human condition.
Star Trek, TOS, was nothing but social commentary, on a backdrop of cheesy SFX.. I especially liked the one where the guy who was white on his right side and the guy who was white on his left side, were chasing each other around the universe trying to kill one another.
Better yet, try the Philly public library system - Its probably cheaper.
Well, no thanks. You never know where those discs might have been, or how deep are the scratches or peanut butter and jelly smudges, covid snot or whatever..

Incidentally, we hit 500 murders for the year.last night, #500 coming not three blocks from my house. (y) (Y)

I laughed, laughed, and laughed some more, while pumping my fist in the air , shouting YES, FINALLY..!!

There's no cure for sociopathy or misanthropy is there? I guess I'll just have to learn to live with myself.;)

Gosh how I wish I could give myself a like for this post (Dear god, I think I'n getting worse). :rolleyes:🤣
 
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wiyosaya

Posts: 6,724   +5,158
Star Trek, TOS, was nothing but social commentary, on a backdrop of cheesy SFX.. I especially liked the one where the guy who was white on his right side and the guy who was white on his left side, were chasing each other around the universe trying to kill one another.
Anyone who is any sort of Star Trek fan should know that. Its part of the Star Trek writer's "prime directive." 🤣
Well, no thanks. You never know where those discs might have been, or how deep are the scratches or peanut butter and jelly smudges, covid snot or whatever..
Yeah, unfortunately, I have to agree. I borrowed a Blu-Ray through our library's intra-library loan system, and there was a sticker on it that basically said, "If you scratch this disk, you bought it" (It was more like "the fine for scratches on this disk is the cost of the disk") I thought to myself, YES! I've borrowed a few BR disks that were in such bad shape, they froze at certain spots.

That said, I found that if I watch for when releases come out and put in a "hold" for them, chances are I will get a clean disk. (Typically, I will wash any disks I get if they look grungy enough.)

I've done the redbox thing, and the same thing happens there, though, too. It's a case of damned if you do damned if you don't - at least as I see it.
Incidentally, we hit 500 murders for the year.last night, #500 coming not three blocks from my house. (y) (Y)

I laughed, laughed, and laughed some more, while pumping my fist in the air , shouting YES, FINALLY..!!

There's no cure for sociopathy or misanthropy is there? I guess I'll just have to learn to live with myself.;)
Well, more accurately put, with the "trouble" in your neighborhood. I cannot say that there have not been some incidents near where I live, but they are quite rare.
Gosh how I wish I could give myself a like for this post (Dear god, I think I'n getting worse). :rolleyes:🤣
Well, I 'll gave you a like for it. ;)