The “Alien” director spoke frankly while reacting to negative reviews, including one that described the new film as “deeply clumsy, unnatural and unintentionally funny.” One French critic, who also wrote a biography of Napoleon, said it was “very anti-French and very pro-British.” Some critics said the film was historically inaccurate. Scott discussed those claims in general during a recently published interview with The Times.
“Like all history, it’s been reported. Napoleon dies, then, 10 years later, someone writes a book. Then someone takes that book and writes another book and so, 400 years later there’s a lot of imagination [in history books],” Scott told the outlet.
“When I have issues