"The end is built into the beginning."
Ridley Scott has given us numerous films of great wonder and rich worldbuilding over the past four decades or so. From the claustrophobic confines of the Nostromo, the fire-spewing skylines of a dystopian LA, to the gargantuan cities of ancient Greece, Scott has always skilfully and dramatically depicted both real and fictional worlds. His latest feature, Napoleon, is no different, as it charts the titular leader’s journey across a splintering, warring Europe. In contrast to so many of Scott’s previous…