Oliver Stone, a two-time Best Director Oscar winner, expressed his strong dislike for the film "John Wick: Chapter 4."
In an interview with Variety, Stone called the movie "disgusting beyond belief" and criticized the excessive violence and lack of believability in the action sequences.
Stone believes that the film industry and popular culture have become detached from reality, relying too heavily on spectacle and video game-like experiences.
Despite Stone's criticism, "John Wick: Chapter 4" received positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success, grossing over $432 million worldwide.
Stone, known for his films with realistic violence such as "Platoon" and "Born on the Fourth of July,"
acknowledged the satirical nature of his own controversial film, "Natural Born Killers," in 1994.
Stone's last major theatrical release was "Snowden" in 2016, and he has been primarily focused on making documentaries in recent years.
Stone expressed his concerns about the industry's emphasis on marketing and box office success
believing it undermines the quality and creativity of films.