“We all knew the movie was going to ruffle some feathers”
Damien Chazelle came to the defense of his box office failure Babylon, directed by Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt.
Since its release, Babylon received mixed reviews from critics, to which director, Damien Chazelle said, “more films should divide critics”.
Talk to Initiated, Chazelle said, “It’s nice to have something that stimulates conversation and debate and lots of fierce opinions on either side.”
“We all knew the movie was going to ruffle some feathers and drive some people crazy, and I think that’s good. More movies should do that,” he continued.
“It’s an interesting thing, where you do something, and then I think it kind of becomes, after the filmmaker finishes the movie, the audience, and that includes the critics, includes everyone. And everyone’s going to have a different take on the movie. And I think they’re all legit,” Chazelle, 37, added.
According to Daily Mail, Babylon, which focuses on Hollywood’s wild parties of the 1920s, has grossed just $14.8 million against a budget of $78-80 million since its Dec. 23, 2022 release.