Stephen King has declared that director Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon” may very well be “acclaimed as a classic” in twenty years.
In a post Thursday on X (higher often known as Twitter), the horror writer gave his two cents on the “utterly brilliant” 2022 film starring Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie.
“Maybe this says more about me than the film, but I thought BABYLON was utterly brilliant―extravagant, over the top, hilarious, thought-provoking,” King wrote.
“Might be one of those movies that reviews badly and is acclaimed as a classic in 20 years.”
In a later post, King added, “Sort of like THE SHINING.”
“The Shining” — a Stanley Kubrick film that was based mostly on King’s novel of the identical title — acquired combined opinions when it first opened in 1980.
However within the years after its launch, it has been ranked among the many finest horror movies of all time. In 2018, the Library of Congress even added “The Shining” to the Nationwide Movie Registry.
In the meantime, “Babylon” — a story about Nineteen Twenties Hollywood — at present holds a 57% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The overview aggregation website notes that the movie’s “overwhelming muchness is exhausting,” however provides that “its well-acted, well-crafted glitz and glamour can often be an effective distraction.”
Philip Shea, a senior editor on the authorized information website Law360, weighed in on King’s “Babylon” prediction, calling the film an “impending cult classic.”
“Its flaws also make it more endearing, in a strange way,” Shea wrote on X.
“I say, ‘Yes, sir,’” King stated in agreement.