The Geeks Hate Ben Affleck As Batman

I am by no way a comic book geek. I can enjoy the occasional superhero-comic book movie. One film trilogy I couldn’t stand was the last three Batman films. They were so boring and long, and I hate Batman. Batman is nothing, but a rich guy that can afford some really cool toys and gadgets. Now Superman is a hero I can get behind, and Man of Steel was a great movie that I felt people were too hard on. I was pissed when I heard that Batman was going to be in the sequel to Man of Steel until I heard that Superman and Batman are enemies. I enjoyed this because Superman should be able to crush Batman with no trouble.

I was thrilled to hear they were wanting a new Batman since Christian Bale said he was done playing him. One of the things that made me hate Batman the most in the Dark Knight films, was the way Christian Bale made his voice go when he was Batman. Like seriously, what the fuck is up with that? There was a lot of different actors that were named as replacements for Bale, and most of them seemed okay, and none of them were Ben Affleck. You could tell they were really desperate this week when they offered Christian Bale 50 million dollars to play Batman for just 20 minutes of screen time. He apparently sent grumpy cat to do his job and gave them a “no”. I guess this is where they went with Ben Affleck?

Ben Affleck probably wouldn’t be my first choice to play Batman, but what is with all the hate? Sure, with his chin he looks more suited to play the superhero that Timmy Turner likes in The Fairly-Odd Parents. He played in the film Daredevil, which everyone and their mother seems to have hated. I was only 12 when I saw it in theatres and at the time I remember thinking it was awesome, but like I said I was 12. How can you hold something against him that was done ten years ago and that many say the writing was what was wrong with it. How about everyone shut the fuck up and see how it goes.

I for one will sit back and enjoy reading and seeing the geeks in my life and online cry over this. It has to be one of the most ridiculous things I have witnessed in my life. I’ve read everything to this new film is going to flop, to Ben Affleck is singly handedly going to end superhero movies. Really? #drama

What do you think about the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman? What do think about how everyone has reacted to the news?  Let me know your thoughts in the comment section unless you’re a hardcore comic book-superhero geek.  I know that no film about a comic book character or a superhero could ever truly please you people. Your thoughts normally get on my nerves which is why I wrote this in the first place.

-JakeLX

2 thoughts on “The Geeks Hate Ben Affleck As Batman

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  2. quite simply – bad fit.

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