Robert Downey Jr was known for some things, then everyone forgot who he was, then they remembered again.
And now that the people of the world once again recognise Robert Downey Jr in the street – and now that he’s likely off the smack and charlie – people are more likely to listen to him. So it comes as a nice big pile of fun when the man gets all ranty, decides he disagrees with just about everyone in the world and that he hates The Dark Knight, because it makes him feel ‘dumb’.
For once we don’t have to add much to that – it’s simply what he said in an interview with Movie Hole.
Speaking about the plans for Iron Man 2, the Marvel-contracted actor decided that he shouldn’t just talk up some vague plot points, speculate on what may happen in the sequel and start the ball rolling on some early hype for the upcoming blockbuster.
No – he would also stick the knife in in a pretty spectacular fashion, especially when you consider this is mainstream Hollywood cinema, people are likely to see what he’s said and it will get widely reported.
Just for that, we have to give Robert Downey Jr a special hecklerspray ‘Well Done You Have Some Balls’ award that we’ve just invented.
Congratulations, Bobby – how does it feel to be the first ever recipient?
Granted, he may not have threatened his mum, died or had a serious car accident, but directly slagging off a competitor’s film is good enough for us. Talking to Movie Hole, Downey Jr let loose this barrage:
â€œMy whole thing is that that I saw â€˜The Dark Knight’. I feel like I’m dumb because I feel like I don’t get how many things that are so smartâ€¦and I’m like, â€˜That’s not my idea of what I want to see in a movie.’ Iâ€¦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, â€˜I get it. This is so high brow and so fâ€“king smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.’ You know what? Fâ€“k DC comics. That’s all I have to say and that’s where I’m really coming from.â€
Clearly not a man worried about burning any bridges… oh, wait, he went on about that too, the little git:
“You know, you’re never too old to burn your bridges because I believe I have offended everyone. I think I’ve got a couple more. ‘I’ll burn that bridge when I come to it’ is my favourite phrase I’ve ever coined.”
Well, we’re not going to argue with that.
Maybe years of drug abuse, carrying weapons around and getting arrested every three-point-four minutes is the recipe to make the perfect movie star – one who can actually act pretty well and one who has both an actual set of balls and a lack of inner monologue, leaving them free to say what they actually mean.
Set the plan in motion, Hollywood berks – prescription smack and a shotgun for Lindsay Lohan, followed by four arrests in a week. Maybe that’ll make her fun again.
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