Dark Knight bigwig slates 'appalling' Avengers

Cinematographer Wally Pfister takes comic book rival to task

Christopher Nolan's cinematographer, who shot all three films in his Dark Knight trilogy, has slammed rival comic book adaptation 'Avengers Assemble'.

Wally Pfister, who has worked many times with Nolan on films like 'Inception' and 'The Prestige', was no fan of the Marvel Comics all-star production.

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“I thought 'The Avengers' was an appalling film,” he said in an interview with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

“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.”

Pfister has been nominated in the Best Cinematography category at the Oscars four times, winning for 'Inception' in 2010.

He announced over the summer his plan to move into directing, with Nolan producing his first feature film.