Babylon, Damien Chazelle’s lewd, big-budget 1920s film industry feature film, received very mixed reviews overall, with scores on key aggregators such as Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic: Not at all like his acclaimed “La La Land” and “First Man.” ” received.
But ‘Babylon’ wasn’t the movie people were ‘meh’ watching. Rather, reviews from both critics and audiences were incredibly divisive, with some calling it a masterpiece, others an utter disaster, and nothing in between. . That’s part of the reason why such a medium-scoring film is still on many awards bodies’ nomination lists.
Budgeted at $78 million, the film is now opening internationally following lavish premieres in the UK and this week in Sydney, but officials are still discussing the film. After failing in the US, where sales are below his $15 million mark, he is expected to succeed globally.
Speaking to UK Insider, Chazelle embraces the polarized reaction the film has received.
“It’s good to spark conversations and debates, and to have a lot of tough opinions on both sides. We all know that movies ruffle some feathers and offend some people. and I think that’s a good thing. More movies should do that.
Everyone has a different way of perceiving a movie. And I think they are all legal. In a way, it’s the best movie in the world. So, I don’t really believe in it, but it’s fine for people to do that, but the filmmakers are back and tinkering with facts and such. I mean, that’s fine, but at some point, I think the film represents a moment in time and a moment in history.
Starring Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire and Diego Calva, the project explores Hollywood’s transition from silent to sound films and all the wild parties, sex and debauchery that comes with it. runtime.
“Babylon” has not yet set a PVOD or SVOD release date, but it is expected to be sometime in February.