Earlier this week, it was reported that The Dark Knight Rises cinematographer Wally Pfister stated that he thought The Avengers was appalling. This has clearly touched a nerve with The Avengers director Joss Whedon, who has hit back in defence of his superhero movie.
Wally Pfister claimed that he felt that The Avengers used a lot of unnecessary camera angles, just to show off their impressive set and also stated that he felt that it made for bad storytelling. Pfister said, What's really important is storytelling. None of it matters if it doesn't support the story.!”
He added, "I thought The Avengers was an appalling film. 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.”
However, Joss Whedon has claimed that, while he is sorry to hear that Wally Pfister did not like the movie, he is certainly a fan, “I'm sorry to hear it, I'm a fan,” Whedon told Entertainment Weekly. Joss Whedon’s Marvel movie The Avengers 2 is set to be released in 2015, the same year that the DC will be releasing Justice League.