While everyone is buzzing about the release of House of Gucci directed by Ridley Scott, the legendary filmmaker had been making headlines a few weeks ago after his film The Last Duel starring Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Matt Damon, had bombed at the box office.
Though some are saying that the film’s non-success was the result of poor marketing, Scott thinks that it has something to do with the audience—specifically the Millenials. Talking to Marc Maron’s WTF podcast (via THR), Scott explains:
“I think what it boils down to — what we’ve got today [are] the audiences who were brought up on these fucking cellphones. The millennian [sic] do not ever want to be taught anything unless you’re told it on a cellphone.”
Of course, multiple people were already taking offense with what Scott said, but some think that he could have misspoken and could be referring instead to the latter millenials and the current Gen Z (dubbed zoomers). Either way, some people do not like it when the director is starting to blame the audience for the failure of a film.
If anything, The Last Duel had been receiving some great reviews, but as it stands, it seems that some audience members are not too eager to risk going to the cinemas to watch a period drama about the doubt surrounding an ancient rape case. If you ask me though, I think people will give this movie a chance once they’ll be able to access it—ironically—on their phones.
The Last Duel will be available on digital on Nov. 30.