Isn't it nice when someone tells you you're smart? Well if you like going to the movies, then Colin Firth just called you a genius.

Now that his latest starring vehicle 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' has walked away with glowing reviews from the Venice Film Festival, the Oscar-winner sat down with The Guardian to discuss how it will be received by a wider audience on December 9. According to reports, the film moves along at a slow pace and carries a highly intricate plot that might turn off some viewers, but that doesn't seem to worry Colin Firth.

In his own words:
I do think there is a tendency to underestimate audiences, I do think there is an appetite to be stretched. I do think people want to hear language at its best on the screen. I'm optimistic about it having an enormous audience."
In light of the financial success of 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' and Disney exec. Andy Hendrickson's belief that a movie's story doesn't matter, the sad thing is that Firth might be in the minority. It's great to hear that someone in Hollywood has faith in the intelligence of moviegoers, but click through to tell us what you think about Firth's comments and check out the latest trailer for 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.'


So do you agree with Firth, or would you take spectacle over story any day?

[via The Guardian]

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