November 28, 2021

Ridley Scott: Superhero Movies “Are Boring As Shit”

After Martin Scorsese and Denis Villeneuve, it’s Ridley Scott’s turn to express his opinion on superhero films. Basically: he’s not a fan.

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In interview with Deadline on the occasion of the release of his next film House of Gucci, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, the question about the Marvel and DC superhero films has been raised, and the director has not mince words.

“They’re boring as hell,” Scott said. “Their scenarios are fucking bad,” he continued. “I think I made three great scripted superhero movies. One would be Alien with Sigourney Weaver. One would be f**king Gladiator, and the other would be [Blade Runner avec] Harrison Ford. These are superhero movies. So why don’t superhero movies have better stories? ”

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Alien (1979) with Sigourney Weaver

Moreover, he firmly believes that these works are saved by special effects, but finds that it becomes painful in the long run.

Ridley Scott isn’t the only film artist to criticize superhero movies and their place in Hollywood in recent years.

Recently, Denis Villeneuve had also spoken and qualified this kind of copy and paste, accusing them of always using the same formula. “Maybe this kind of film turned us a bit into zombies,” he told Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

In October 2019, Martin Scorsese also made a controversy by stating that Marvel feature films, dedicated to the world of superheroes, were “not cinema” and more like an “amusement park”.

As they say, you can’t please everyone; All tastes are in nature!