Ridley Scott against superhero movies: “They’re fucking boring and the scripts aren’t good”

The director, who premieres this year ‘The Last Duel’ and ‘The Gucci House’, joins other filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese and Denis Villeneuve who have also expressed that they do not like that genre.

Martin Scorsese, Denis Villeneuve and now Ridley Scott. Director of The last duel and The Gucci house he is the latest filmmaker to criticize superhero movies.

It was during an interview with Deadline, on the occasion of the premiere of the film about the famous fashion house starring Lady Gaga when Scott has stressed that these types of films do not have good scripts and that the most important thing in them are the special effects.

How Scott begins:

Almost as always, the best movies are character-driven, and after that, we get to superheroes if you want, because I’m going to crush them. I’m going to crush them. They are boring as hell. Your scripts are not good

The director has highlighted three films from his filmography that he considers to be “superhero movies with good scripts”: Alien, Gladiator and Blade Runner. “One would be Alien with Sigourney Weaver. One would be the fucking Gladiator, and another would be Harrison Ford … They are superhero movies. So why don’t superhero movies have better stories? Sorry, I overdid it, but come on now. Most of the special effects are saved and that has become boring for everyone who works with special effects, if you have the money, “he adds.

James Gunn clarifies his comments about Martin Scorsese and Marvel: “I disagree with him on only one thing.”

Antes de Scott, Villeneuve, director of Dune, stated last September that Marvel movies have turned audiences into zombies. “Perhaps the problem is that we are in front of many Marvel films that are not more than a copy and paste of others,” he declared in The world.

However, the first to criticize films of this genre was Scorsese in 2019. The director of The Irishman said that Marvel movies “are not cinema” and acknowledged that he tried to see the studio’s films without success.

Despite criticism from these three heavy hitters in the film industry, Marvel Studios is one of the most successful franchises today. Avengers: Endgame became the highest grossing film in cinema history raising more than two billion dollars all over the world. His reign ended with the revival of Avatar, the film that held the title before the sequel to Infinity War.

As for Scott’s next project, the director premieres the November 26 The Gucci house. The film, starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino, is based on the true story of Patrizia Reggiani, who hired a hit man to kill her husband Maurizio Gucci. On these lines, do not miss the trailer.

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