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David Cronenberg Doesn’t Love Dark Knight Rises So Much

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 02: Director David Cronenberg attends ‘Un Metodo Peligroso’ (A Dangerous Method) photocall at Santo Mauro Hotel on November 2, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

“It’s still Batman running around in a stupid cape,” Cronenberg tells Next Movie. “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 … 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 Dark Knight Rises is ‘supreme cinema art,’ I don’t think they know what the fuck they’re talking about.”

David Cronenberg Doesn’t Love Dark Knight Rises