Joss Whedon Responds to Dark Knight Cinematographer's Criticism

The Dark Knight Rises Vs. The Avengers DVDJoss Whedon, director of Marvel's The Avengers, has responded to caustic remarks made by The Dark Knight Rises cinematographer Wally Pfister with a sedate, classy, "I'm sorry to hear it. I'm a fan," reports Comic Book Movie.

Pfister, who called The Avengers "appalling" in a speaking appearance earlier this week, has drawn fire from fans around the Internet for the comments. Seamus McGarvey, who fulfilled a similar role on The Avengers, is an award-winning cinematographer in his own right.

"I don't think it's a perfect movie. I don't even think it's a great movie," Whedon said of his own film in an interview with Vulture earlier this summer. "I think it's a great time, and I'm proud of it, but for me, what was exciting is that people don't go to see a movie that many times unless it's pulling on something from within, unless there's a need there. That's very gratifying."