David Cronenberg Criticizes 'Dark Knight Rises' And Other Superhero Movies

Dark Knight Rises

Between "Dark Knight Rises" and "Avengers" and everything else that's on the horizon, it's never been a more exciting time to be a superhero movie fan. But David Cronenberg disagrees. The "Cosmopolis" director does not think movies like Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy have resulted in an "elevated art form" for the comic book movie scene, based on comments he made in a new interview with NextMovie.

"I think it's still Batman running around in a stupid cape. I just don't think it's elevated," said Cronenberg. "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."

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