Ridley Scott loves making historical epics. He’s done it numerous times, most successfully with classic, “Gladiator.” And he’s back at it again with the forthcoming “Napoleon.” However, as was pointed out when a historian on TikTok reviewed the trailer for Scott’s latest epic, “Napoleon” isn’t the most historically accurate film of all time. But the filmmaker apparently couldn’t care less what people online say about the accuracies of his film.
Speaking to The New Yorker, Ridley Scott talked about the making of “Napoleon.” And when the topic of historical accuracy was brought up, specifically with the aforementioned TikTok video, Scott’s response was short and to the point.
“Get a life,” said Scott.
Yep, clearly the iconic filmmaker has zero desire to debate the historical accuracy of his latest epic. Scott is here to make an entertaining film and isn’t concerned by history buffs who might want to nitpick the details.
As to the inaccuracies that were pointed out, the video points to the fact that Marie Antoinette had a different hair style when she was executed and apparently, Napoleon never did fire on pyramids in the famous Battle of the Pyramids. In the trailer for “Napoleon,” Marie Antoinette has long hair and the aforementioned Battle does show the French historical figure firing on pyramids. So, yeah, this isn’t a documentary.
“Napoleon” is set to arrive in theaters on November 22.
You can watch the original critique below: