Robert Downey Jr. Seriously Disses, Dismisses The Dark Knight

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It's a super hero showdown!

In a new interview with Moviehole, Robert Downey Jr. went off on The Dark Knight. It's safe to say that the man behind the suit of this summer's other major comic book film, Iron Man, thinks the latest Batman chapter is overrated.

“My whole thing is 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 [Christopher Noalan's] 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 fucking smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.’ You know what?

Fuck DC comics. That’s all I have to say and that’s where I’m really coming from.”

Robert Downey Jr., seen here in character in Tropic Thunder, holds nothing back in his critique of The Dark Knight.

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Robert Downey Jr. has battled substance abuse problems for most of his life. But the actor's craft has never suffered. His talent has shown through in films such as Soapdish, Wonder Boys and Iron Man.

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