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Cosmopolis’ David Cronenberg F-Bombs The Dark Knight Rises Fans And Rips On Comic Book Movies

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So how many of the millions of fans of The Dark Knight Rises will be going to see Cosmopolis?

Or fans of Batman or superhero films in general?

Well, maybe director David Cronenberg doesn’t want you to see his movie — yeah, the one that stars Twilight‘s Robert Pattinson.

So what’s all the fuss about?

Well, Cronenberg, was asked by NextMovie his thoughts on super hero movies, and the director ripped them apart, including Christopher Nolan.

Mind you Cronenberg went off and said Nolan shoots in 3D…so, open mouth, insert foot? 

(Nolan doesn’t shoot in 3D)

Here’s the highlights (bold is Cronenberg), head on over to NextMovie for the full interview:

On superhero movies:

I don’t think they are making them an elevated art form.

On Batman:

I think it’s still Batman running around in a stupid cape.

On The Dark Knight Trilogy compared to Memento:

I don’t think his Batman movies are half as interesting though they’re 20 million times the expense.

On Nolan’s filming technique:

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.

On Batman Begins, The Dark KnightThe Dark Knight Rises:

The movie, to me, they’re mostly boring.

On Nolan:

And obviously Nolan has been very successful. He’s got a lot of power, relatively speaking. But he doesn’t really have power.

On superhero movies:

But a superhero movie, by definition, you know, it’s comic book. It’s for kids. It’s adolescent in its core.

On fans of The Dark Knight Rises:

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.

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David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis (2012) Teaser Starring Robert Pattinson Is Nuts!

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1006:]]A teaser trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, which stars Robert Pattison, has landed online — and it’s pretty crazy!

Pattison stars as Eric Packer, a wealthy 28 year old, who attempts to get a hair cut across town in Manhattan. However, things get a bit hairy as it takes him 24 hours to do so!

Check out a taste of what Packer will encounter in the teaser trailer below. Note: It’s mature!

Description:

New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father’s old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan’s exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric’s bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city’s streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey. Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.

 

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