Every so often, a big budget films comes along that just doesn't seem to click with the audience. The latest to fall into this unfortunate trend, Gods Of Egypt has been critically panned and a commercial flop for a film with a budget of 140 million. On paper, the film definitely shows promise as the film features Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Chadwick Boseman, but the critics have left the film with a 12% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
We have seen directors washout after their films don't do very well with the critics. Recently, Fantastic Four director Josh Trank lashed out at Fox citing their interference as the reason to why the movie inevitable failed. Gods of Egypt director Alex Proyas went on a hate filled twitter rant directing towards critics and bloggers alike that dislike his film, and by his comments, they sound a bit inconsiderate.
Alex Proyas Attacks Movie Critics!
While we have seen our fair share of rants, Alex Proyas may have been the most hateful, and long rants yet. The director took to Facebook to comment on the films unfortunate reviews:
"I have never gotten great reviews… on any movie I’ve made really, apart from those by reviewers who think for themselves and make up their own opinions. Sadly those type of reviewers are nearly all dead. I guess I have the knack of rubbing reviewers the wrong way – always have. This time of course they have bigger axes to grind – they can rip into my movie while trying to make their mainly pale asses look so politically correct by screaming “white-wash!!!” like the deranged idiots they all are.
It is one thing to disagree with critics and defend your work, but to call the critics deranged idiots is simply ridiculous. The message that you take away from his rant is basically 'if you are a critic and like my movie you think for yourself, if not you're a deranged idiot'.
Alex Hoyas Comments Definitely Cross The Line.
As a self appointed film critic, I take great offense to this. Just because someone dislikes your film doesn't mean that they are a "deranged idiot". I have not seen Gods of Egypt so I will not judge until I sit down and watch it but his comments just go too far. If you are going to put your art out their, expect their to be criticism. There is never any excuse to talk about someone the way he did, I guess in fairness if my film lost 100+ million dollars!