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The Last Duel

So this tanked at the box office but for those that have seen it, do you think it will get any attention during awards season?
performance wise probably not but some of the more technical awards? Definitely possible
 
Not suprised this is flopping at the box office.
Damon and affleck look ridiculous and the visuals look boring, with all the Grey scenery.

That trailer was awfull.
 
performance wise probably not but some of the more technical awards? Definitely possible

Not even for Comer? From what I’ve read so far, even the people who didn’t like the movie still gave Comer a good review.
 
I thought it was fine. Comer might sneak in a nom if the categories don't get to crowded.

I had issues with how they chose to show the assault scene (twice) I thought it was handled terribly.

I felt bad, but I kind of had to laugh at a few different points of this film. They have a scene where Marguerite is telling everyone what happened and it cuts to Roose freaking Bolton of all people. The last person on the planet that is going to believe her.

They also have to keep pointing out how hot Jacques is, which I found amusing. It's like the writer didn't trust the audience to be so against Driver in a sea of Damons and Afflecks.

Alex Lawther played a creepy little King Charles. I loved that guy in Black Mirror and End Of The F***ing World. Glad to see him in this.
 
Not even for Comer? From what I’ve read so far, even the people who didn’t like the movie still gave Comer a good review.
I wouldn't be surprised to see her get a nom but I don't know if she actually will.
 
Ridley Scott Blames The Last Duel Bombing on Millennials – The Hollywood Reporter

Scott’s explanation for the horrible box office performance? Apathetic millennials.

“I think what it boils down to — what we’ve got today [are] the audiences who were brought up on these ****ing cell phones. The millennian, [who] do not ever want to be taught anything unless you told it on the cell phone,” Scott said.

“This is a broad stroke, but I think we’re dealing with it right now with Facebook,” Scott added to Maron. “This is a misdirection that has happened where it’s given the wrong kind of confidence to this latest generation, I think.”
*90 second long sigh*

Sure, Ridley, that was it.
 
The movie probably came out at a bad time, it was out the week after No Time to Die which appeals to the same older demographics and on the same weekend as Halloween Kills. Also it's a period drama about a rape, I'm not sure how well you can sell that on any weekend.
 
It’s Ridley Scott who made two critically acclaimed films this year at 82. I cut him a lot of slack on what he says regarding “millennials” lol.

House or Gucci of course is the more “fun” one out of the two so it’ll probably do pretty good this weekend.
 
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It's more the adult audiences that have been disappearing from the theaters. It's not a new phenomenon but the pandemic made it worse. The adult money is going to paying for all those home entertainment subscription services instead.

‘Halloween Kills’ Grabs $4.9M On Thursday Night – Deadline (October 2021)

On the lower end of results, 20th Century Studios/Disney’s Ridley Scott movie The Last Duel isn’t faring well with a $1.86M Friday and $5M opening. With an audience that skews 28% over 25, one could continue to make the argument that the older demos aren’t out in full yet, however, this is a very hard movie in its rape subject to stomach (this despite a B+ CinemaScore, but a 72% PostTrak) and it isn’t necessarily the type of movie to bring older audiences back
 
The movie probably came out at a bad time, it was out the week after No Time to Die which appeals to the same older demographics and on the same weekend as Halloween Kills. Also it's a period drama about a rape, I'm not sure how well you can sell that on any weekend.
A film about how poorly society has handled sexual assault allegations, starring a sexual assaulter and his friend who helped cover for the sexual assaulter's sexual assaulter brother so he could win an Oscar. **** him.
 
Lol I love that people seem actually upset with his quote.
 
Those darned millennials are responsible for Blade Runner bombing too! If their parents hadn’t been so busy taking care of those newborn brats in 1982, maybe they would have gotten their asses to the theaters to see a great movie!
 
Lol I love that people seem actually upset with his quote.
Because he's an entitled crotchety old man who probably doesn't even give a damn about most of the films he makes any more. Good for him for still working consistently at his age but he's put out just as many "meh" movies as he has good ones so it's not like he has a flawless track record to back up his complaining. Oh, Blade Runner 2049 was too long for you, Ridley? So was Exodus: Gods and Kings. Noah Hawley's Alien series won't be as good as the original? At least it can be much better than Alien: Covenant.
 
Yeah, while I won’t deny that Ridley is a legend, he’s also the guy who made Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, two of the most pretentious pieces of **** I’ve seen in the past couple decades. He’s not infallible by any means.
 
Between how Alien Covenant turned out and this, I think Scott's lost touch with both reality and what made his past movies work. People whined endlessness about the newer Star Wars movies over really dumb crap (namely certain headcanons not panning out), and yet Alien Covenant straight up made the series' title into a complete lie by making the titular monsters the result of some crazy robot's science experiment. Which is a legit issue because it means the Xenomorphs aren't aliens anymore and yet the series is freaking called "ALIEN"! And yet hardly anyone complained. The hypocrisy of the Internet is astounding to me at times.

As for this movie, it calls back to another problem Scott's had for the past 20 years: he's been trying to get a taste of that "Best Picture Oscar gold" he had with Gladiator. Except he's at least realized he can't do that by throwing Russel "Fightin' Round The World" Crowe (sorry, I had to make that South Park joke) into every damn movie he makes. The ONLY reason he came close with The Martian was because 1. He had Drew Goddard, a damn good screenwriter and director, working on it and 2. It's based on an already acclaimed book by Andy Wier, so Ridley barely had to do anything except get behind a camera.

My bottom line is that Scott really needs to stop trying to make deliberate Oscar-bait and just focus of making good movies, as well as let someone else handle the Alien series. If he's just gonna keep wrecking the mythology like this, then he shouldn't be involved anymore.
 

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