New Yorker Film Critic David Denby Says Chris Nolan's Batman Films And The Avengers As A Sign Of Hollywood's Bleak Future
In an interview with TheWrap for his new book Do the Movies Have a Future?, David Denby lashes out against Christopher Nolan's Batman films and The Avengers.
In the biggest year for comic book movies, we had two films, The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers, pass the billion dollar mark. Things are looking up for comic book movies but The New Yorker film critic David Denby says otherwise. When talking about Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy he had this to say:
"I can’t tell if he’s against terrorism or is a terrorist, I felt terrorized myself. The plot didn’t make sense in time or space and wasn’t sequential. Acts didn’t have consequences ... I don’t know what comment he’s making in Inception, it seems to be mainly about his own working style.”
Denby went on to say this:“I’m not sure they’re creating an adult audience with Batman and 'The Avengers' parts seven, eight, nine and 10. After five sequels, I’m not sure there will be any interest in seeing a man and woman talking at a table, which may be the most exciting kind of drama, but you have to cultivate a taste for that kind of complexity."
Denby added, “The big studios have broken their unspoken, unwritten contract with America, to offer some version of the country’s soul. ... Instead there is more and more fantasy and more and more pixilated fighting in the dead air of digital space.”
Strong words. Knowing how us comics fans are going to react to this, you have my permission to start the bashing in three, two, one, zero...
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