Filmmaker Ridley Scott believes his film’s commercial failure "The last duel" is due to the apathy of the millennial public, who "they never want me to teach them anything unless you tell them on their phone".

The director of movies like "Blade runner" and "Gladiator" He assured this Monday that he is satisfied with the promotional campaign carried out by Disney despite the fact that the film, which had a budget of more than 100 million dollars, has only raised 27 million worldwide since its premiere in October.

The film, which received good reviews at the Venice Film Festival and stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer, is one of the biggest financial disappointments of the year, already difficult because of the pandemic.

However, Scott justified during an interview with Marc Maron on the WTF podcast that the absence of public was not due to the health situation or errors in the promotion.

“I think it all comes down to … What we have today is the public that grew up on those damn cell phones. Millennials, who never want to be taught anything unless you tell them on their phone"explained the 83-year-old director.

"It’s a wide range, but I think we’re dealing with it right now with Facebook. We are in the wrong direction, it is something that happens when the wrong kind of confidence has been given to this last generation, I think"he added.

However, the filmmaker said of his tape that "everyone thought it was a spectacular script" and admitted that "You can not always win".

The story it tells "The last duel" It is told from three different points of view and revolves around a noble woman (Jodie Comer) who in 14th century France decides to testify against her husband’s best friend (Adam Driver) (Matt Damon) because of rape , which will lead to the fate of the three being decided in a duel to the death.

"It has been a challenging film that in my opinion sheds light on an important topic, I think it is one of my best films"Scott said about the project at the last Venice Film Festival.

The director premieres another project this week, "House of gucci", whose early reviews offer mixed opinions.



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