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Back in August of last year, filmmaker David Cronenberg (The Fly, Cosmopolis) caused some upset among comic book movie fans when he spoke of his dislike for the genre, stating that it's "for kids" and "people who are saying The Dark Knight Rises is supreme cinema art, I don't think they know what the f**k they're talking about." Naturally these comments didn't go down too well online, but now it transpires that Cronenberg wasn't aiming his comments at The Dark Knight Rises as such, but rather any movie that's based upon a comic book (barring A History of Violence, presumably).

"No, I haven't seen [The Dark Knight Rises]," Cronenberg told The Playlist, when asked what it was that prompted his anti-superhero rant. "See, this is how it all gets distorted. The question was asked, to me. And, of course, when they quote me, they never quote themselves or the question that provoked the response. »

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