Twitter CEO Elon Musk compared the website he paid $44 billion for to the upcoming film, Babylon. The tech billionaire noted similarities between the film and the social media company… and based on the film’s disappointing 63% Rotten Tomatoes critic rating and what the trailer shows, he might be right.
The official Babylon The Twitter account released a short 13-second trailer for the upcoming film, to which Musk responded a few days later, saying the film was “basically a Twitter documentary.” While the short trailer gives little clue, the first trailer released 3 months ago showed just how messy this movie is going to be.
Babylon is a film about the development of Hollywood in the early history of the film industry, from the advent of silent films to the late 1920s. The film stars big names like Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tobey Maguire and Olivia Wilde to name a few. As previously mentioned, the film currently has a 63% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was criticized for its intricate plot but praised for revealing the downside of cinema’s golden age.
A character’s arc, while a little far-fetched, indirectly sums up the current state of Twitter, at least from Musk’s likely perspective judging by his tweets. Diego Calva’s character aspires to be “something bigger” and “something more important than life.” But eventually his journey escalates into chaos and what should have been fun and exciting ends up being dangerous.
For comparison, Musk claims he bought Twitter in hopes of “bringing back freedom of expression.” But the constant changes and possible violations of the law prompted Twitter users to leave the platform, and the EU even threatened to ban the site. In the end, the story has led to Musk asking his followers if he should step down as head of the platform.
In a way, the chaos that characterizes Twitter under Musk’s control makes him compare himself Babylon, a film whose overwhelming critical response is 63%. We wonder if Musk would find this review pretty accurate on Twitter as well. And if that’s the case, we can’t wait to see what Elon’s audience reception will be like. At least the idea of Babylon being a dumpster fire is yet to be seen once the film hits theaters on December 23, 2022.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/elon-musks-saucy-babylon-prediction-might-be-accurate-after-all-according-to-rotten-tomatoes/ Elon Musk compares “Babylon’s chaotic nature to Twitter’s current state