The announcement of a biopic chronicling the life of Elon Musk, the tech mogul and the world's richest man, has sparked controversy across social media platforms. The film, which is still in its early stages, has already been met with scepticism and outright disapproval from various corners of the internet.
Acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky, known for his work on "The Whale," has been confirmed to spearhead the cinematic portrayal of Musk's life, drawing from the perspective of his biographer, Walter Isaacson. Despite Aronofsky's notable credentials and the financial backing from A24—the studio behind the critically acclaimed "Hereditary" and the Oscar-winning "Everything, Everywhere All at Once" the announcement has not been universally welcomed.
The project's details remain largely under wraps, with significant aspects of the production still undisclosed. This veil of secrecy has not prevented an outpouring of critical opinions from netizens, with many taking to platforms like Unilad to voice their disapproval.
Biopic Backlash Intensifies
Reactions range from dismissive sarcasm to outright rejection, with one user sarcastically comparing the proposed biopic to an unnamed, presumably unflattering film. Others have been more direct, with comments like "This sounds like the worst film ever made" and "This can't be real.
No way. I refuse to believe it, nah," showcasing the doubt and resistance the project faces. The sentiment of cancellation is also a recurring theme among the feedback, with calls for the project to be scrapped before it gains further momentum.
"The only thing I wanna see is this project being cancelled like seriously, please just cancel this," a comment reads, reflecting a broader sense of exasperation among potential audiences. Even Aronofsky's ability to manage such a "mega project" has been questioned, with one user bluntly stating, "It is the worst idea ever + Darren Aronofsky," while another laments the news as containing "one of the worst sentences I've ever read." As the biopic remains in the limelight for all the wrong reasons, it's clear that the filmmakers have their work cut out to transform the current narrative of doubt into one of anticipation and acclaim.
With the production team yet to reveal more information, the industry and audiences alike wait to see how this contentious project will unfold.