my problem with ridley scott is he's purely a visually emotive guy. yeah it looks fantastic, but when the script is poor (ahem... prometheus) it just results in a shit film that looks good. remember namco whatsherfaceapace and aileen theron running away from the space ship as it fell down? even the worlds most atmospheric director should have twigged that was a terrible cliché and asked for a rewrite. i'd rather watch the seven minute long oner of clerks or the di-optic split screen noodlings of reservoir dogs - they too both don't work, but the script underpinning the mistake (and we all make 'um) is solid enough for us to not even really notice.
also gladiator, it's a bag of wank. take a classical epic, remove all the emotion, green screen in some tigers and you're essentially left with russell crowe pulling swords out of extras armpits. wank!
Edited by w00dy, 23 September 2015 - 01:08 AM.