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David Cronenberg's Take On Comic Book Movies He Doesn't Make

Two Stars: Talented director David Cronenberg reveals he is actually a supervillain. 

The acclaimed cult director weighs in on Christopher Nolan's Batman 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… And certainly, I’ve made the horror films and people say, “Can you make a horror film also an art film?” And I would say, “Yeah, I think you can. But 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...” 

This, despite the fact his own (admittedly awesome) crime thriller, A History of Violence, was a comic book first. He continues, 

“...I think people who are saying, you know, "Dark Knight Rises is, you know, supreme cinema art,' I don’t think they know what the f**k they’re talking about.”

Well, to be fair, he is right. The rest of the world doesn’t know anything about enjoying movies and Christopher Nolan certainly doesn't know anything about making them.