As the fanboy war rages on over whether The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers was the best comic book flick of the year, it looks like the pros who actually worked on the movies are getting in on the fun as well. In a recent interview with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Wally Pfister, the cinematographer on The Dark Knight Rises, had a few choice words to say about Marvel’s The Avengers.
When asked about the most important aspect of shooting a film, Pfister randomly responded, “What’s really important is storytelling. None of it matters if it doesn’t support the story." He then continued, “I thought The Avengers was an appalling film. 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.”
Ouch! Those are some strong words, but, then again, Pfister does have an Oscar to his credit due to his work on Inception, so the man does know what he’s talking about. What do you guys think about his comments? Let us know.