banapaulo wrote:What annoys me more about Ridley Scott is how he keeps making bad films when he's proven himself to be an amazing director. I'd like to think the problem is the screenplays but maybe he's lost it.
My thoughts exactly. To me, Gladiator was his historical masterpiece, and the two epic-scale historical dramas he's done since were both awful. A lot of people blame Kingdom of Heaven's issues on Orlando Bloom, which is easy to do, but its biggest failing was that it was an unstructured mess of a story. Robin Hood was plain shit in every way. Why he's having a fourth attempt I've no idea.
It seems ridiculous, but in my mind the best film he's been involved with in the last ten years was The A-Team. That's a shameful decade of film-making.