Universal Chief Ron Meyer Addresses VOD Fiasco, Admits Cowboys & Aliens, and Wolfman Kinda Stunk

From Movieline:

Of the major Universal Studios flops in recent memory, a handful stand out for their massive, and high profile, box office failings: 2009’s Sid and Marty Krofft adaptation Land of the Lost, 2010’s abysmal Wolfman and geek cult film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and this summer’s megawatt disappointment Cowboys & Aliens. No one, it seems, is more painfully aware of Universal’s missteps than longtime studio head Ron Meyer, who candidly addressed his recent Tower Heist VOD experiment, revisited his rise through the ranks to the top of the Universal chain, and admitted Wednesday in Savannah that some mediocre movies deserve their fate: “We make a lot of shitty movies. Every one of them breaks my heart.”

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darklordzor2662d ago

I love it! I'm so glad to see a movie exec accept the blame for their studios failings and openly talk about them.

I'm also glad that he says Scott Pilgrim deserved far better than it did. At least he seems able to recognize the crap and the good.

JL2661d ago

Very refreshing indeed. He won me over just by the description here quoting him as saying "We make a lot of shitty movies." lol

darklordzor2661d ago

Yeah, I really enjoyed this whole interview. He's right on every count. The only thing he needs to do now, is ensure this isn't happening anymore.

I think it's important to admit when you've given people crap (like Meyer is doing here), but it's also important to be able to recognize that crap early on and NOT release it until it's better.