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QUOTED: David Cronenberg on what he really thinks about the Dark Knight movies


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…[but] the movie[s], to me, they’re mostly boring….It’s adolescent in its core.

—Director David Cronenberg in an interview with The Next Movie alongside Cosmopolis star Robert Pattinson. Later in the Q&A, the Twilight hottie is asked if he’d ever consider playing Batman. His answer: “I’m not buff enough.” [h/t Vulture]