The Dark Knight Rises Cinematographer Wally Pfister Calls The Avengers ‘Appalling’

Marvel’s The Avengers has proven to be enormously popular across the world, both at the box office and with critics. One man who’s clearly not a fan, however, is cinematographer Wally Pfister (whose own comic-to-screen work includes Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy). In a new interview with The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Pfister strikes out at the Marvel Studios release.

“I thought ‘The Avengers’ was an appalling film,” he says. “They’d shoot from some odd angle and I’d think, why is the camera there? Oh, I see, because they spent half a million on the set and they have to show it off. It took me completely out of the movie. I was driven bonkers by that illogical form of storytelling.”

Although even the strongest detractors of this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises will have a hard time arguing against Pfister’s groundbreaking work with IMAX cinematography, it’s Marvel’s The Avengers that gets the last laugh at the box office. Earth’s mightiest heroes raked in an astonishing $1.5 billion, becoming the third-highest grossing film of all time.

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