While on the rounds for Tropic Thunder, Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. revealed to Moviehole that he isn’t too keen on The Dark Knight, or DC Comics for that matter.
“My whole thing is that that I saw ‘The Dark Knight’. I feel like I’m dumb because I feel like I don’t get how many things that are so smart. It’s like a Ferrari engine of storytelling and script writing and I’m like, ‘That’s not my idea of what I want to see in a movie.’ I loved ‘The Prestige’ but didn’t understand ‘The Dark Knight’. Didn’t get it, still can’t tell you what happened in the movie, what happened to the character and in the end they need him to be a bad guy. I’m like, ‘I get it. This is so high brow and so f–king smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.’ You know what? F-ck DC comics. That’s all I have to say and that’s where I’m really coming from.”
I wonder if there has been some history between him and DC Comics? Could Downey be annoyed that The Dark Knight overtook Iron Man at the box office, making it the biggest superhero movie of the summer?
At least he speaks his mind and doesn’t spew out crap like most actors.