With so many wonderfully strange and daring films under his belt, it should come as no surprise that David Cronenberg is not one to often go along with the crowd with his opinions. In an interview with Next Movie, he has revealed that he doesn’t have a very high opinion of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films.
“I don’t think they are making them an elevated art form…. it’s still Batman running around in a stupid cape. I just don’t think it’s elevated. Christopher Nolan’s best movie is Memento, and that is an interesting movie. I don’t think his Batman movies are half as interesting, though they’re 20 million times the expense. What he is doing is some very interesting technical stuff, which, you know, he’s shooting IMAX and in 3D. That’s really tricky and difficult to do… but the movies, to me, they’re mostly boring.”
“Here here” say I, though he doesn’t have a very high opinion of the superhero movie generally and maybe goes too far in what he says. I certainly agree with the second part of the sentence below though….
“A superhero movie, by definition, you know, it’s comic book. It’s for kids. It’s adolescent in its core. That has always been its appeal, and I think people who are saying, you know, The Dark Knight Rises is supreme cinema art’, I don’t think they know what the f**k they’re talking about”.
Go Cronenberg!!! He’s [mostly] right you know….though I know not many will agree with me…..