Q: Does David Cronenberg Like Superhero Movies?

Kelly Conaboy | August 16, 2012 - 1:15 pm

A: Are you serious with that bullshit? From

“A superhero movie, by definition, you know, it’s comic book. It’s for kids. It’s adolescent in its core,” explains Cronenberg. “That has always been its appeal, and I think people who are saying ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is, you know, supreme cinema art, I don’t think they know what the f**k they’re talking about.”

The suggestion that directors like Christopher Nolan have elevated the genre doesn’t resonate with Cronenberg:

“I think it’s still Batman running around in a stupid cape … 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 3-D. That’s really tricky and difficult to do. I read about it in ‘American Cinematography Magazine,’ and technically, that’s all very interesting. The movies, to me, they’re mostly boring.”

So now you know how David Cronenberg, director of Cosmopolis, A Dangerous Method, A History of Violence, eXistenZ, etc., feels about superhero movies in general and The Dark Knight Rises in particular. DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS?