Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel is, according to critics and moviegoers alike, a very good movie. The film has an 85% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and the audience score isn’t far behind. The movie tanked at the box office, though, and Scott says it’s all because of smartphones (via The Hollywood Reporter).
It can’t be that it’s an ultra-serious period piece coming out during a very serious time in the United States and elsewhere. It definitely can’t be the fact that theaters are still recovering from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, up to and including Marvel Studios movies. It’s definitely not because Matt Damon has a really weird haircut in the movie.
“I think what it boils down to–what we’ve got today [are] the audience who were brought up on these f***ing cellphones,” Scott told Marc Maron on the latest episode of the comedian’s WTF podcast, which debuted earlier today. “The millennian, [who] do not ever want to be taught anything unless you told it on the cellphone.”
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Author: Eric Frederiksen