There's at least one person who didn't like The Dark Knight Rises as much as we (and the rest of the world) did: David Cronenberg. In an interview with Next Movie, when asked if he would ever consider branching out into superhero films, the Cosmopolis writer/director took the opportunity to slam the most recent Batman franchise film, comparing it - and other superhero films like it - to kids movies.

"I think it's still Batman running around in a stupid cape," he told the site. "I just don't think it's elevated. Christopher Nolan's best movie is "Memento," and that is an interesting movie. I don't think his Batman movies are half as interesting though they're 20 million times the expense...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."

Cronenberg did give a backhand compliment to the technical aspects of the film, saying, "What he is doing is some very interesting technical stuff, which, you know, he's shooting IMAX and in 3-D. That's really tricky and difficult to do. I read about it in "American Cinematography Magazine," and technically, that's all very interesting. The movie, to me, they're mostly boring."

[via Next Movie]