David Cronenberg is widely known as a popular cult-movie icon and (arguably) a very talented director. In a recent interview about his upcoming Cosmopolis, Cronenberg addressed a few questions about the rash of super hero flicks that has been permeating the big screens lately. Below are some of Cronenberg’s more interesting sound bites, minus a prevalent amount of disfluencies and meandering.
On his own feelings about possibly making a super hero movie:
I don’t think they are making them an elevated art form. I think 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… The movie, to me, they’re mostly boring.
And on whether super hero films are inherently crippled by their comic book origins:
…a superhero movie, by definition… 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… “Dark Knight Rises” is… supreme cinema art,” I don’t think they know what the f**k they’re talking about.
Well, it’s said that Hollywood eventually turns everyone into jaded and self-important people and it looks like Cronenberg is no exception. While I do enjoy a few of his films, it’s hard to respect what he has to say after discovering he adheres to the antiquated opinion that comics are just for kids.
What do the Nerdreaders think about Cronenberg’s words? Agree? Disagree? Want to throw eggs at his house?
Thanks to geektyrant for the info.