Director of the original, iconic 1984 Apple ad offers his take on Epic’s parody ad


IGN asked Scott, director of critically acclaimed films like Alien, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down, if he has seen the Epic remake of his famous Apple “1984” commercial.

Ridley Scott:

“I sure have and I wrote to them because on the one hand I can be fully complimented by the fact they copied [my commercial] shot for shot,” Scott says. “But pity the message is so ordinary when they could have been talking about democracy or more powerful things… And they didn’t use it.”

Scott added, “I think the animation was terrific, the idea was terrific, the message was ‘ehh’.”

Almost made that last bit the headline. Just not enough context, though. But a great take.