Movie Rate the Ridley Scott directed movies

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I wonder what sought of childhood he must of had, to make movies about monsters and killing people in all sorts of horrible ways.

Pretty sick mind.
 

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Alien Covenant is so underrated. Really like that film.

The Martian is probably my favourite film of his.

Couldn't get into Blade Runner. Missed the boat on that one.
 

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The Duellists - 2 hours of my life I'll never get back.

4/10
Sad for you that you didn't enjoy The Duellists, as it is a masterpiece of cinema, easily in his top 3. I once watched it 4 times in 2 days, couldn't get enough of it.
 

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Caught up with 1492 recently, so I've finally finished his filmography.
 

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Alien and bladerunner are massively overrated.

Gladiator and the martian are his best. Thelma and louise is not my thing so i wont rate that.
Gladiator & Martian are his 2 most normie movies really, giving-back blockbusters. There is a great deal of Ridley in them, but they are among his least distinct/auteurist works. As a result, they both hit a 8/10 ceiling with me.
 

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Alien and Blade Runner will always have a special place in my heart, loved both as a teenager and will rewatch them every couple of yesrs. They both manage to create such truly immersive worlds in a way few films can. Didn't mind Prometheus and Covenant, still better than most sci-fi trash that gets released these days but overall fairly forgettable.

Unpopular opinion incoming - can't stand Gladiator, too cheesy for me to get into.
 

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There are many stories about Scott tampering with scripts to their detriment. There was a script called Nottingham which was the hottest thing in Hollywood, with multiple studios bidding for it; it was an alternative take on the Robin Hood story. Anyway, Scott was hired to direct and gutted it and got multiple writers to provide multiple rewrites. The result was the dreck that was Robin Hood. There are several articles about it, if you're interested. Just Google "Nottingham script."
I got round to watching Robin Hood today. The visuals are good. Crowe, Blanchett, Von Sydow, Hurt have great screen presence. There's sieges on castles, horses charging around etc. But the script is terrible.

The characters are badly written. Robin goes from humble archer to army leading cavalryman without even a montage to justify it. Then making speeches to kings because he closes his eyes for a second and remembers his dad devised the Magna Carta! King John goes from evil tyrant to good king back to evil tyrant. We never know anything about the French King Philip.

There were a lot of eye rolling moments like why did no one in Nottingham recognise that Robin wasn't Sir Robert Loxley? But the most silly was the battle on the beach. You get WWII Normandy style landing craft, Cate Blanchett on horseback wielding a giant sword, the kids of the forest on their ponies taking on the French army. What a mess.

3/10
 

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And the very idea that Magna Carta would be written during the reign of Henry II is preposterous! Henry was adored by his barons. Magna Carta came about as a direct result of the tyranny of John.
 

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It is his worst film. Don't mind it, but it does have issues and I couldn't give it any more than a 3/5.
 

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