'Gods of Egypt' Director Calls Critics 'Deranged Idiots' After Film Flopped

Director Alex Proyas slams critics in a lengthy Facebook rant, saying they write their reviews based on what people want to hear.

AceShowbiz - "Gods of Egypt" director Alex Proyas isn't happy that we aren't happy with his movie. The filmmaker launched a Facebook tirade over the weekend in response to the flick's less-than-impressive reviews from critics and audience as well as its underwhelming performance at the box office.

In his post, Proyas shared his thought on today's film critics whom he said were putting up their opinion of what they think people want to hear, rather than their own honest assessment. He called them everything from "deranged idiots" to "a pack of diseased vultures pecking at the bones of a dying carcass."

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Posted by Alex Proyas on Sunday, February 28, 2016

"I have never gotten great reviews... on any movie I've made really, apart from those by reviewers who think for themselves and make up their own opinions. Sadly those type of reviewers are nearly all dead," he complained. "I guess I have the knack of rubbing reviewers the wrong way - always have. This time of course they have bigger axes to grind - they can rip into my movie while trying to make their mainly pale asses look so politically correct by screaming 'white-wash!!!' like the deranged idiots they all are."

"This modern age of texting will probably make them go the way of the dinosaur or the newspaper shortly - don't movie-goers text their friends with what they thought of a movie? Seems most critics spend their time trying to work out what most people will want to hear," he continued. "Just surf the net to read other reviews or what bloggers are saying - no matter how misguided an opinion of a movie might be before it actually comes out."

"Lock a critic in a room with a movie no one has even seen and they will not know what to make of it," he added. "Because contrary to what a critic should probably be they have no personal taste or opinion, because they are basing their views on the status quo. None of them are brave enough to say 'well I like it' if it goes against consensus."

"Gods of Egypt", which boasts appearances from %cGerard Butler% and %cBrenton Thwaites% among others, is simply a disaster. The big-budgeted film cost $140 million to produce but only scored 13 percent "rotten" rating on RottenTomatoes.com and debuted at No. 2 at this week's box office with around $14 million. The number pales in comparison to the $31.5 million earned by "Deadpool" to spend its third consecutive week at the top position.

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