Scott has been a veteran in the game, with a wide range of films such as Gladiator and Blade Runner (1982), establishing him as one of the best. As he is associated with the grandeur of a film like Napoleon, there will obviously be certain comments.
Napoleon also didn’t make an exception, as similar to his life, the film was acquainted with some comments and questions. It is especially the French side of the critics who are specifically upset about the film.
French critics made comments such as ‘deeply clumsy, unnatural, and unintentionally clumsy,’ and one also commented that the film is ‘very anti-French and pro-British.’ Another even pointed out the film as “Barbie and Ken under the Empire.”
The director doesn’t just have a sense of direction, as Ridley also possesses the sense of ‘rizz.’ When he was asked about the comments from the French media, he said, “The French don’t even like themselves. The audience that I showed it to in Paris loved it.”
As the fans of the French capital got the chance to witness the cinematic beauty, he also addressed the fact that certain historians questioned the authenticity of the facts. He again opted for charm, saying, “Were you there? Oh, you weren’t there. Then how do you know?”
The film, featuring six sprawling battle scenes, was filmed in just 61 days, clocking in at 2 hours and 38 minutes. Director Scott aimed to maintain a runtime under 3 hours, as he explained to the media outlets.
Though the film had its premiere on the 14th of November, it will originally be released on November 22nd. As you wait to witness the cinematic brilliance, check out the trailer –