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David Cronenberg Is Not Fan Of Superhero Movies

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Says that they're for kids


he might be a good a director but obviously hasn't read a comic.


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Cronenberg is misery, IMO. Boring movies, except for a few.

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Around the time he released Dead Ringers, he also said he would never make a movie about lawyers, either. So there's at least two genres he won't touch. roll eyes (sarcastic)

I'm surprised to hear him make such a generalized statement about comics, considering he directed the adaption of Vertigo's A History Of Violence. Things have leaped way forward in maturity levels since the mid-1980's, David. Perhaps his words were out of context from a much longer interview. There's great and juvenile examples of films in all genres, including horror films. What if someone said to him "I don't care if you made some of the greatest, most disturbing horror films ever; all horror movies are immature fluff at their core"...?


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Originally posted by Golgo13
Cronenberg is misery, IMO. Boring movies, except for a few.


Cronenberg is a great director.
Films like ExistenZ and Videodrome were better than the Matrix. Though the first Matrix still rocked.
The Fly remake was better than any Spiderman film.
His films focus more on the human condition. And in circumstances the condition in situations of philosophical out of body and genetic manipulations to create the sense of endless possibilities.

I agree with him comicbook movies simply give audiences a fun ride with characters with a theme or personality trait viewers can relate to but give them a power to express their desires and intent.

Peter Parker received his powers and struggled against similar villains. His only struggle.....keeping his secret from those he loved lest they be in danger. His life partner continuously moving on to other men whilst he weeped from afar. His best friend becoming an enemy/ally due to Peter killing his father. LAME.
I always liked the story of Parker slowly becoming a spider. His gifts becoming a curse.
The symbiote storyline could've looked into this but all it did was make him an angry douche.

I will always love comic books, they are modern mythology. And their films will always cater for the kids both young and adult.
Is this a bad thing? No.

It's not Hollywood's weakness that it needs to cater for the masses.
Money's money.
But I would like to see comics venture more into mature television.
Game of Thrones. Breaking Bad. The Wire. THE WALKING DEAD!
I would like to see comics enter the mature TV market. And give us adults something to appreciate.

Unfortunately in an environment of piracy. No medium of entertainment is escapable by kids with a computer. So the restrictions I grew up with are now impossible.

I may never see a mature ultra violent, well acted and deep Wolverine movie/series but I can hope for one!

I'm blabbering but Cronenberg is right to some degree. But the nature of the beast isn't so easy to tame.


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Cronenberg is a great director.
Films like ExistenZ and Videodrome were better than the Matrix. Though the first Matrix still rocked.
The Fly remake was better than any Spiderman film.
His films focus more on the human condition. And in circumstances the condition in situations of philosophical out of body and genetic manipulations to create the sense of endless possibilities.

I agree with him comicbook movies simply give audiences a fun ride with characters with a theme or personality trait viewers can relate to but give them a power to express their desires and intent.

Peter Parker received his powers and struggled against similar villains. His only struggle.....keeping his secret from those he loved lest they be in danger. His life partner continuously moving on to other men whilst he weeped from afar. His best friend becoming an enemy/ally due to Peter killing his father. LAME.
I always liked the story of Parker slowly becoming a spider. His gifts becoming a curse.
The symbiote storyline could've looked into this but all it did was make him an angry douche.

I will always love comic books, they are modern mythology. And their films will always cater for the kids both young and adult.
Is this a bad thing? No.

It's not Hollywood's weakness that it needs to cater for the masses.
Money's money.
But I would like to see comics venture more into mature television.
Game of Thrones. Breaking Bad. The Wire. THE WALKING DEAD!
I would like to see comics enter the mature TV market. And give us adults something to appreciate.

Unfortunately in an environment of piracy. No medium of entertainment is escapable by kids with a computer. So the restrictions I grew up with are now impossible.

I may never see a mature ultra violent, well acted and deep Wolverine movie/series but I can hope for one!

I'm blabbering but Cronenberg is right to some degree. But the nature of the beast isn't so easy to tame.


You know I love horror movies, Ninja, but Cronenberg isn't my cup of tea. Even his movies that I like are hard to sit through at times.

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Cronenberg is an artist and he does like comics but not superhero ones, but he should watch Nolan's Batman movies and Watchmen which are ones aimed at adults.

He should read Alan Moore's Watchmen to see that a superhero comic isn't always kids stuff and he did terrific job of doing Vertigo's History of Violence on the big screen

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Originally posted by HarryCanyon
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He should read Alan Moore's Watchmen to see that a superhero comic isn't always kids stuff and he did terrific job of doing Vertigo's History of Violence on the big screen


And also Garth Ennis's run on Punisher Max.


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he's just riding batman's coattails (or cape?) to promote his new movie..


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David Cronanberg starred in Nightbreed!


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he's just riding batman's coattails (or cape?) to promote his new movie..


Yeah... because that makes sense.

Anyway, I like Cronenberg, and with his film catalog I think he has earned to the right levy criticism against any director if he sees fit... but I wish he would just concentrate on making a good film. His one two punch of a History of Violence and Eastern Promises was amazing... unfortunately it was fallowed by Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis. Get back on point David and let Nolan worry about how terrible a film TDKR is.


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Nightbreed was a comicbook movie folks.....


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Croninberg is an idiot..


prolly jealous because Marvel nor WB has ever asked him to direct one of their films


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Croninberg is an idiot..


prolly jealous because Marvel nor WB has ever asked him to direct one of their films




I heard that Stanley Kubrick really died of a deep depression brought on by the fact that he had never directed a Marvel or DC movie, and not a heart attack.

Directors like Nolan do big movies like Batman so they can get more clout with the studios that they can use to make the riskier films they actually want to make, like Inception. Cronenberg is one of the best directors of all time, he has all the clout he needs and can do what ever he wants. I doubt he gives two [email protected] about Marvel, DC or Nolan.


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I heard that Stanley Kubrick really died of a deep depression brought on by the fact that he had never directed a Marvel or DC movie, and not a heart attack.

Directors like Nolan do big movies like Batman so they can get more clout with the studios that they can use to make the riskier films they actually want to make, like Inception. Cronenberg is one of the best directors of all time, he has all the clout he needs and can do what ever he wants. I doubt he gives two [email protected] about Marvel, DC or Nolan.



well then no one told him to open his mouth regarding comic book movies...

as i said he probably is jealous, he prolly has wanted to direct a comic book film and was turned down.. not my problem if that possibly is a true statement


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Cronenberg would be #100 of all time on my list. That's being generous.

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well then no one told him to open his mouth regarding comic book movies...

as i said he probably is jealous, he prolly has wanted to direct a comic book film and was turned down.. not my problem if that possibly is a true statement




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He was asked a question about super hero movies from an interviewer. He answered.

The notion that Cronenberg is jealous is absurd, even relative to the dumb ass shit you normally post. Let me guess, you think Scorsese and Spielberg are sitting by they phone this instance praying the get a call form Marvel or DC?



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Originally posted by Golgo13
Cronenberg would be #100 of all time on my list. That's being generous.


He'd probably hit the 60s might 50s on mine.


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Who is your top 5? In no order, if you want. Hitchock is my all time fav.

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Maybe:

Hitchcock
Polanski
Scorsese
Kurosawa
Sergio Leone


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lol! No wonder you hate Quentin Tarantino. I love Leone myself along with Scorsese. I would put David Lean in my top 10 or so for epic movies. Woody Allen would have to be in my top 5 as well.

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