Ridley Scott Disses Superhero Movies. Calls Them “Boring As Sh*t”.

Director Ridley Scott is highly regarded as one of the best directors in Hollywood. He began his career in 1977 directing The Duellists, but gained notoriety with 1979’s Alien. Since then he has directed classics such as Blade Runner, Legend, Gladiator and many more. Earlier this year he had directed The Last Duel and is now promoting his latest film House of Gucci.

Recently, while doing an interview with Deadline promoting the film, he gave his blunt thoughts on the recent surge in popularity of Super Hero films when asked, mainly those made by Marvel:

Almost always, the best films are driven by the characters, and we’ll come to superheroes after this if you want, because I’ll crush it. I’ll f*cking crush it. They’re f*cking boring as sh*t. Their scripts are not any f*cking good. I think I’ve done three great scripted superhero movies. One would be Alien with Sigourney Weaver. One would be fucking Gladiator, and one would be Harrison Ford. They’re superhero movies. So, why don’t the superhero movies have better stories? Sorry. I got off the rail, but I mean, come on. They’re mostly saved by special effects, and that’s becoming boring for everyone who works with special effects, if you’ve got the money.

He isn’t the only old school director who has had issues with the rise of Marvel. People such as Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and even James Cameron have shared their opinions on the hero craze. But many of these directors haven’t touched a film dealing with a spandex wearing protagonist, so they can’t really relate to such projects.

With the popularity of the MCU changing the landscape of film ever since 2008 studios have been after multi-film franchises and shared universes over single story projects, which is definitely what the previous generation of filmmakers are used to. So perhaps they just don’t like the change in landscape and that’s why they have such harsh words. Though I do agree there are a lot of super hero movies. Not just from Marvel but various other studios.

Do you agree with his opinion?

Source: Looper 


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