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by Tag Brum on August 15, 2012

David Cronenberg in interview for NextMovie showed no respect for any comic book movie ever made in the history of ever.

I would say that’s a no, you know. And the problem is you gotta… as I say, you can do some interesting, maybe unexpected things. 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, and 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.

Apropos, you can buy A History of Violence graphic novel and the movie version, by David Cronenberg, on Amazon, but you probably shouldn’t because comic books are for kids. They are adolescent in its core.

Shut up, Cronenberg.

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Tag Brum lives in Brooklyn and writes things from a computer whenever wi-fi is available. You can follow him on Twitter @tagbrum.
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