"Gods of Egypt" director lashes out at critics on Facebook

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 24: Director Alex Proyas attends the "Gods Of Egypt" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on February 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Alex Proyas has some choice words for people who didn't say nice things about his new movie.

"Gods of Egypt" debuted Friday on a wave of racial controversy and scathing reviews -- it currently has a 12 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The beleaguered fantasy film ended its opening weekend taking in just $14 million at the box office. The film's director, Proyas, thinks the blame should rest squarely with the critics, if his lengthy and scathing Facebook post is any indication.

"NOTHING CONFIRMS RAMPANT STUPIDITY FASTER... Than reading reviews of my own movies," he wrote. "This time of course they have bigger axes to grind -- they can rip into my movie while trying to make their mainly pale a**es look so politically correct by screaming 'white-wash!!!' like the deranged idiots they all are. They fail to understand, or chose to pretend to not understand what this movie is, so as to serve some bizarre consensus of opinion which has nothing to do with the movie at all. That's ok, this modern age of texting will probably make them go the way of the dinosaur or the newspaper shortly -- don't movie-goers text their friends with what they thought of a movie?"

Proyas goes on to praise the late Roger Ebert and refer to the current crop of film critics as "a pack of diseased vultures pecking at the bones of a dying carcass. Trying to peck to the rhythm of the consensus."