Kevin Smith, who is beloved by so many fans and is known for his love of Batman has called The Dark Knight Rises “a toxic girlfriend.” Click the jump to see why he has stated this.
Kevin Smith (host of Fat Man on Batman) who is director and writer of Mallrats, Dogma, and Red State. As well as writer of the Batman comic book, Batman: Cacophony; Smith has stated that The Dark Knight Rises is like “a toxic ex-girlfriend where I love her to death, but there are some things about her that are just (frick)ing wrong.” Now, why would Smith state this about the movie? Well, for one he was asked if he preferred The Avengers over The Dark Knight Rises? With his statement about The Dark Knight Rises, we can assume that his answer is The Avengers.
It is no doubt that when you ask the public, which movie they preferred for the summer of 2012 that the answer would be The Avengers. The movie was a huge blockbuster that connected to the audience on many levels. It was a magical cinema movie that Joss Whedon (director of The Avengers) knew how to attract an audience. This movie was clearly packed with tons of action, the dialogue was enough to entertain and help with the story’s plot.
As for The Dark Knight Rises, there are some plot holes that continue to plague the movie. However, there is no doubt that it was a good movie that served it’s purpose to conclude the trilogy. For many fans, some of us had high expectations of the movie and I think for many of us our disappointments of the movie come from our own expectations. Kevin Smith is correct saying that there are certain things wrong with the movie, but I wouldn’t go as far as to say that it is toxic. What we really wanted out of The Dark Knight Rises was ultimately “magical cinema” with tons of actions.