Fab-007 posted a BLOG item 3 months ago


Ridley Scott was recently credited with the following quote:

"Superhero movies are not my kind of thing - that's why I've never really done one...[I've been asked] several times, but I can't believe in the thin, gossamer tight-rope of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero...cinema mainly is pretty bad...I hope it doesn't affect those of us who still keep making smart films."

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, that is clear. I would prefer, however, that opinions were either simply stated without justification or, if necessary, at least justified with some intelligence. I do not have to agree with it but I can respect a soundly stated point of view. Sadly, Scott's commentary does not meet that bar. If he had ended with the first sentence I would have been sated but his subsequent justification caused me mental pain in its self aggrandizing pompousness.

Did he even watch Prometheus?

Mood: Surprised

Scotch at 05:45 PM Jan 05

Ridley doesn't come off as the kind of director who would ever do a superhero film. Given his own trailblazing, especially in the sci fi genre I can see how he is turned off by the superhero gimmick. That being said, like you pointed out Fab, the latter part of his argument definitely gives off the vibe of his emotions playing into his opinion rather than a logically stated opinion, which is what I am assuming he'd rather portray.

YoshioKun13 at 07:03 PM Jan 05

PROMETHEUS was all kinds of dumb

timmyd at 07:09 PM Jan 05


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