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“The Avengers was appalling” : Wally Pfister

October 17th, 2012 by Paddy 1 Comment

While we at FTN are still giddy every time we get a glimpse of Joss Whedon’s Avengers, it seems it’s not as universally loved as we thought…

Cinematographer extraordinaire Wally Pfister has launched a blistering attack on Avengers Assemble. Joss Whedon’s film smashed all kinds of records this summer but it hasn’t won the seal of approval of Christopher Nolan’s regular collaborator.

The man who lensed Nolan’s Batman trilogy said: “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.”

You can read the full interview here.

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Paddy Ryan, like Buck Rogers, is a man out of time. He's a loose cannon haunted by his past who, when he's not making painful attempts at humour, is busy watching as many geeky films and TV shows as possible. An avid reader, he has vowed one day to start that novel he's been talking about for years. Born in the late 70s, he's an 80s kid at heart who sees nothing wrong with spending hours upon hours watching season three of Robin Of Sherwood. Jason Connery wasn't that bad you know! He's got a million ideas for comic books but thankfully doesn't know anyone with the time to draw them and call his bluff on that one! The Empire Strikes Back is his favourite film, Doctor Who is his TV show of choice and when it comes to books ... well that's a whole other story! I'm Paddy Ryan and you're not...