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Ridley Scott Says Superhero Movies Are 'Boring As S**t'

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Ridley Scott Says Superhero Movies Are 'Boring As S**t'

It turns out Ridley Scott is not a huge fan of superhero flicks, calling them 'boring as s**t' - don't hold back, mate.

The legendary director has blasted superhero movies, and reckons the genre is often 'saved by special effects'.

Speaking to Deadline, Scott said: "Almost always, the best films are driven by the characters, and we'll come to superheroes after this if you want, because I'll crush it. I'll f***ing crush it. They're f***ing boring as s**t.

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"Their scripts are not any f***ing good. I think I've done three great scripted superhero movies.

"One would be Alien with Sigourney Weaver. One would be f***ing Gladiator, and one would be Harrison Ford [Blade Runner].

"They're superhero movies. So, why don't the superhero movies have better stories?

"Sorry. I got off the rail, but I mean, come on. They're mostly saved by special effects, and that's becoming boring for everyone who works with special effects, if you've got the money."

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Scott isn't the only filmmaker to express a distaste for the superhero genre - back in 2019 Martin Scorsese said they're 'not cinema' and compared them to theme parks.

He told Empire: "I don't see them. I tried, you know? But that's not cinema.

"Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks.

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"It isn't the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being."

He later backtracked slightly, writing in the New York Times: "Many franchise films are made by people of considerable talent and artistry. You can see it on the screen.

"The fact that the films themselves don't interest me is a matter of personal taste and temperament. I know that if I were younger, if I'd come of age at a later time, I might have been excited by these pictures and maybe even wanted to make one myself.

"But I grew up when I did and I developed a sense of movies - of what they were and what they could be - that was as far from the Marvel universe as we on Earth are from Alpha Centauri."

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Topics: TV and Film

Claire Reid
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