Ridley Scott Thinks Blade Runner 2049 Is ‘Way Too Long’

Director Ridley Scott is a filmmaker with a real workman’s mentality. If you’ve ever seen any of his interviews, or have followed his career, it’s very evident that he approaches each film as a project manager. Sure, he’s got the creative aspect down, but more than anything, he’s one to do his work on time and under budget (he brought in the most recent Alien: Covenant under budget, and famously managed to reshoot all of Kevin Spacey’s scenes in All the Money in the World in just nine days, prior to its release).

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With all his years of experience under his belt, he’s also never one to mince words. When he doesn’t like something, he says it. Recently, he discussed his issues with the Marvel and Star Wars approach to filmmaking, and in the same interview, he is asked about his thoughts on this year’s Blade Runner 2049. In that film, he served as producer, but passed the reins onto Sicario and Arrival director Denis Villeneuve.

But what were his thoughts on the actual film? Here’s what he said:

“[Whispers] I have to be careful what I say. I have to be careful what I say. It was fucking way too long. F**k me! And most of that script’s mine.”

Indeed if there’s one comment that has been spouted off consistently, it’s that the film does skew a bit to the long side of things. Though, given the number of years it had taken for that sequel to hit, as well as the meditative pacing of the original film, it isn’t really a huge surprise. However, with as big a budget as the movie received, it’s possible that some moviegoers were expecting more Transformers and less Ex Machina.

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SOURCE: Vulture

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