The filming if this made Matt Damon a pandemic local in Dalkey last summer.
Ridley Scott, Matt Damon, Adam Driver - yeah I'm in
Distinct lack of Super Valu shopping bags in that trailer; 2/10
It is phenomenal Scott is still knocking out movies at 83. Debatable when his last great movie might be, but fair play to the guy.
Ridley Scott's very first feature film was 'The Duellists'. I reckon this could be his last film, considering his age and it would be a fitting end. I am looking forward to this; great cast, great setting, and overall, a wonderful director.
Ha, that would be rather awesome all right; bookend his career then retire.
Scott has been a little hit or miss the last year's but I'm still excited to hear of a new film from him
He has another film in post-production due out a few months after this and several more in development. No sign of retiring.
Obviously hoping for Adam in this one.
This doesn't really surprise me: Scott comes across the type of man who'd die if he stopped & retired; his energy to reshoot all the Kevin Spacey scenes during All The Money of the World showed that while his quality might have dimmed, his enthusiasm remains. Heck, I daresay he might pass away during a shoot; would be a trivia & pub quiz question there... who was the last?
And worth noting that this is the first script Damon and Affleck have worked on together since Good Will Hunting (along with Nicole Holofcener).
This film will be awful as it's directed by Ridley Scott who has put out more trash movies in the last decade than good.
I imagine some of the performances will be good in spite of him though.
The only Ridley Scott film I don't care for is The Counselor.
He has an ability to create worlds that suck you in. His films are visually amazing, particularly the photography and set design. It's great to have another period film from him to look forward to. 1492, Kingdom of Heaven, Gladiator and even Robin Hood are some of my favourite films to have seen on a huge cinema screen.
He also seems to be a very empathetic person and his films reflect this (The Counselor aside, that film was nasty).
"Trash" is a little harsh: there's no doubt Scott hasn't directed a properly Great With a Capital G movie in many years now; looking at his CV I'd wager... 2005's Kingdom of Heaven might be the last (if we include the fabled Director's Cut), before that it's Gladiator I guess. I ignore The Martian, only because the book was itself a blockbuster - it only needed someone competent to point, shoot and not mess with the script too much.
Purely from a visual and cinematic point of view, Scott's films are rarely boring or bland to look at; and while there's more to cinema than just pretty pictures it's also rare enough these days we have mainstream entertainment that shows expertise with the canvas (not to have a pop at the likes of F&F or the MCU ... but I'm absolutely pulling a Scorcese here lol). The two Alien movies were definite, unquestionable fúck ups though, even if I'll go to bat for Prometheus for at least trying ... something.
The only Ridley Scott film I've ever enjoyed is Legend because he doesn't punch above his weight intellectually in that one. His films are visually alluring and he's great at world building but there are always problems with the scripts. Prometheus is a wonderful example. The very best and worst of Scott in a nutshell.
looks a bit grim, doesnt seem to be the best timing? might do ok streaming just not something for the cinema
Director's cut of KOH 2005 is probably his last great film.
Like others I didn't enjoy his return to the Alien world very much. Nonetheless he's had a number of very competent and enjoyable films since the mid 2000s: A Good Year, Body of Lies, American Gangster.
And The Martian, while not anything amazing was perfectly fine.
That's literally the first kind thing I've heard someone say of A Good Year. Had seemed like the consensus deemed it Scott's worst! 😁
It's an enjoyable, light, date night type movie, especially with a glass of wine in hand :)
I hadn't even realised it was directed by Ridley Scott until now. I don't know if it's his worst film but perhaps his slightest.
It's not typical of him at all. Maybe that's why I enjoyed it.
It's perfectly entertaining romance with some light humour. And Crowe and Cotillard are always watchable
Scott's generally better when writing duties are apportioned to others. So I still hold out hope this could be good.
I would say a passion for wine would change the effect of that film dramatically. The fantasy of it alone for a wine lover is enough to make it enjoyable
They had zero chemistry but it is watchable for the location
Affleck also co stars in this but Damon is lead, I am intrigued by the premise and setting
Scott doesn’t write scripts.
Well, directors can/will change a script as they go. But even then, has he not developed ideas and stories for some of his work? I thought Prometheus and Covenant were his stories for example, whereas Alien was mostly O'Bannon.
Some conceptual stuff, sure (though never enough to receive a story credit) and yes he's definitely caused scripts to be changed, but I don't think he can said to have written or re-written scripts. I have also heard of him being associated with script changes to films considered amongst his best too. I recall Scott being blamed for some of the changes to the scripts for Alien and Blade Runner. Then of course there's Gladiator in which he was part of the committee that wrote the script as it was being shot.
A director's job is to deal with the scripts so even though scott doesn't write his scripts it's still his job to make sure they're not trash. Prometheus , for example, is notorious for its script rewrites.
Go and read the original version of Batman Begins and then see how Nolan restructured it. The script has the story but it's HOW you tell the story that's where the director comes in.