Iron Man vs. Batman: Downey Slams ‘Knight’

As 'Tropic Thunder' beats 'The Dark Knight' at the box office

By Ree Hines
|  Monday, Aug 18, 2008  |  Updated 11:11 AM EDT
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Iron Man vs. Batman: Downey Slams ‘Knight’

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Not only did Robert Downey Jr. knock "The Dark Knight" out of the top of the box office this weekend, Downey, who plays Iron Man, went on to rip Batman and the entirety of DC comics.

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Batman can’t count Iron Man among his fans.

Despite “The Dark Knight’s” praise from critics and summer moviegoers, Robert Downey Jr. admits he hated the film.

“My whole thing is that that I saw ‘The Dark Knight,’” Robert said in an interview with Movie Hole. “I'm like, 'That's not my idea of what I want to see in a movie.' I loved '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…”

Downey is currently starring in "Tropic Thunder," which knocked "Dark Knight" out of the top spot at this week's box office. He blames "Knight's" “highbrow” script for ruining the film, although he may be biased. The actor clearly has a favorite in the age-old Marvel vs. DC comic book debate.

“I'm like, 'I get it. This is so high-brow and so f---ing smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie,'” the actor ranted before adding, “You know what? F--- DC comics. That's all I have to say and that's where I'm really coming from.”

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