Dark Knight Rises cinematographer thought ‘The Avengers was an appalling film’

When you have two big comic book movies coming out in the same year, you can bet there will be fanboy rivalries. On one corner we have team Avengers and on the other corner we have team Batman. Can you guess whose team The Dark Knight Rises cinematographer, Wally Pfister, is on?

When asked “What’s most important in shooting a film?” He replied with storytelling. He then went on to demonstrate an example of a film that had an “illogical form of storytelling.”

“I thought The Avengers was an appalling film,” he said. “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.”

I never really noticed the “odd” angles in The Avengers. I did, however, watched The Avengers again on Blu-ray and enjoyed it even more. The only creative angle I noticed was when the Avengers were arguing with each other as the camera was going overhead and then upside down to show Loki’s scepter.

Seamus McGarvey, the cinematographer for the Avengers, has quite a resume. He has won many awards for his work in Atonement, including an Oscar nomination. Then again, Wally Pfister won an Oscar for his work in Inception.

Did you also think the Avengers cinematography was appalling?

Via Collider

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