First, for his lack of humor. He is so terribly solemn, so pompous. He projects himself as the image of the "psychologist of the feminine soul". He stands high on his podium and states "Women of the world, I have understood you", when in fact his films show complete lack of any realistic or poetic qualites of a filmmaker who knows how to portray or explore women on screen. "L'Avventura" is interesting, but again drags from Antonioni's modish display of the "lack of communication"
in the film.