An excerpt from a conversation between Russian film critic Anton Dolin and director Ridley Scott is gaining popularity on the Web. In it, Dolin calls the director’s new film, The Last Duel, a much more realistic picture than Kingdom of Heaven and Robin Hood. Scott did not like that remark.
“Sir, go to hell” (sir, f * ck you, go f * ck yourself), – said the British author in response to the remark. After the publication of the fragment of the Valleys, in the comments on Facebook, he wrote that the director “had reasons” to react in this way: “[Я] he just said that the new film is cooler than the old one, he was offended for the old one. “
The action of “The Last Duel” takes place in France in the XIV century. The Norman knight (Matt Damon) learns that his wife (Jody Comer) was raped by a neighbor and colleague (Adam Driver). The main character asks for retribution in the form of a duel, which will later become the final in the history of the country.
“Kingdom of Heaven” in a loose interpretation describes the war that preceded the Third Crusade, and “Robin Hood” somewhat alters the myth of the legendary robber. Both films received negative reviews from critics, in contrast to “Duel” (85% on Rotten Tomatoes).
Earlier, Scott spoke unflatteringly about the millennials, saying that they were to blame for the box office failure of “Duel” in the American box office ($ 27 million in receipts with a $ 100 million budget): “They don’t even want to be told something to them, only if from the screens of their mobile phones.” …