French President’s Son Disappointed with Ridley Scott’s Film
The highly anticipated film “Napoleon” directed by Ridley Scott has received backlash from French historians and enthusiasts, including the 26-year-old son of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The film explores the political leader’s love of literature but has been criticized for its inaccuracies and poor execution.
French Critics Label the Film as “Lazy” and “Migraine-Inducing”
Following the world premiere of “Napoleon” in Paris, French critics have not held back in expressing their disappointment. The film has been described as lazy, boring, and even migraine-inducing. Le Figaro went as far as comparing it to “Barbie and Ken under the Empire.” French historians have also condemned the film for its historical inaccuracies.
Ridley Scott Defends the Film, Sparks Controversy
In response to the criticism, Ridley Scott defended his film, stating that the French audience loved it. He dismissed the backlash, telling critics to “get a life.” Scott’s remarks have stirred controversy and further fueled the disappointment felt by fans of Napoleon’s legacy.
Sarkozy Voices His Displeasure
Nicolas Sarkozy’s son, an avid Napoleon enthusiast, expressed his disappointment with the film, calling it a “catastrophe” and a “bad movie.” He criticized the poor writing, lack of engaging characters, historical inaccuracies, and distasteful elements such as excessive sex scenes. Sarkozy believes that a big-budget biopic on Napoleon’s life should have been made with better attention to detail and respect for the historical period.
The Fascinating Life of Napoleon
Sarkozy highlighted the many intriguing aspects of Napoleon’s life, including his peculiar social behavior, awkwardness with women, and his obsession with romance novels. He also mentioned Napoleon’s excessive letter writing, his inability to decipher his own handwriting, and his broken French accent, which shocked foreign diplomats.
Mixed Reception at the Box Office
“Napoleon” may have received mixed reviews, but it hasn’t been a box office failure. The film debuted with $78.8 million in revenue, including a successful international release. Despite this, Sarkozy remains hopeful that a more accurate and engaging portrayal of Napoleon will eventually make its way to the big screen.
A Story Meant for the Movie Theater
Napoleon’s life has captivated people for centuries, and Sarkozy believes it deserves a grand cinematic adaptation. He emphasized that the story of Napoleon is the most exciting story of all time and that it should be experienced in a spectacle on the silver screen.