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2013-08-23 08:36:38 AM
Oh you hush with that logic! You just hush!

Now if you'll excuse me I'll go back to sobbing into my comic books about how everything is just ruined! RUINED!!!!
 
2013-08-23 08:43:54 AM
Not going to happen. All the Preparation H in the world isn't going to soothe the Internet now that it has its butthurt going.
 
2013-08-23 08:59:00 AM
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

Pretty upset.
 
2013-08-23 09:06:58 AM
Then there's Heath Ledger. The internet absolutely was around when the late actor was cast as the Joker by Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight, and the initial reaction to that news was not positive.

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2013-08-23 09:07:05 AM
I'm pretty meh about the choice.  I don't hate Affleck...he's decent enough in the right roles (though I really think he's better behind the camera at this point), I just think there were better choices available.
 
2013-08-23 09:08:54 AM
People argue about casting for remake number eleventy?
 
2013-08-23 09:09:31 AM
As a director he has been doing good work. That doesn't mean that it can erase the stink of Daredevil and Elektra from our minds. He's going to have to go a long way to ease linking his acting to those stinkers. Directing and acting are different skill sets, and that's the issue.
 
2013-08-23 09:32:12 AM

hubiestubert: That doesn't mean that it can erase the stink of Daredevil and Elektra from our minds.


Affleck wasn't in Elektra.
 
2013-08-23 09:39:57 AM

Shostie: hubiestubert: That doesn't mean that it can erase the stink of Daredevil and Elektra from our minds.

Affleck wasn't in Elektra.


He is in Jennifer Garner though!
 
2013-08-23 09:41:42 AM

Shostie: hubiestubert: That doesn't mean that it can erase the stink of Daredevil and Elektra from our minds.

Affleck wasn't in Elektra.


ORLY? they have three kids together!
 
2013-08-23 09:47:43 AM
I like how we tend to criticize the media over the amount of time they spend covering trivial bullshiat like royal weddings and celebrity divorces.

Then Ben Affleck is announced as Batman and all of a sudden we have 3 follow up threads on the subject within an hour.
 
2013-08-23 09:48:34 AM

scottydoesntknow: Shostie: hubiestubert: That doesn't mean that it can erase the stink of Daredevil and Elektra from our minds.

Affleck wasn't in Elektra.

He is in Jennifer Garner though!


kbronsito: Shostie: hubiestubert: That doesn't mean that it can erase the stink of Daredevil and Elektra from our minds.

Affleck wasn't in Elektra.

ORLY? they have three kids together!


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2013-08-23 09:51:12 AM
Nerds get so angry about their entertainment.
 
2013-08-23 09:53:44 AM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-08-23 09:54:52 AM
What's weird is that when I heard Ben Affleck was going to play Batman, I actually thought he was too good for the role.
 
2013-08-23 10:05:45 AM
As noted in another thread, Snyder and Goyer are bigger worries here.
 
2013-08-23 10:06:46 AM
I'm surprised there hasn't been any death threats yet. It may be just me, but it seems the hate on the internet is worst than its ever been. I think someone has been spiking Hot Pockets and Red Bull with the rage virus.
 
2013-08-23 10:15:20 AM
People telling others on the internet to calm down aboutBatflack... is this your first day on the internet? FREAKING OUT IS WHAT WE DO!
 
2013-08-23 10:15:31 AM

hubiestubert: As a director he has been doing good work. That doesn't mean that it can erase the stink of Daredevil and Elektra from our minds. He's going to have to go a long way to ease linking his acting to those stinkers. Directing and acting are different skill sets, and that's the issue.


I think script and directing were bigger issues with both of those films than acting. Afleck has always been a decent actor, and has been putting in some quality bits recently. I think he'll do pretty well as Batman assuming the script is decent (and directing).
 
2013-08-23 10:15:52 AM
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2013-08-23 10:16:58 AM

JerseyTim: What's weird is that when I heard Ben Affleck was going to play Batman, I actually thought he was too good for the role.


I'm also not that upset over the casting choice. I thought he wasn't bad as Daredevil. They could have chosen a better one, sure, but I liked it.
 
2013-08-23 10:20:06 AM

Hugh2d2: People telling others on the internet to calm down aboutBatflack... is this your first day on the internet? FREAKING OUT IS WHAT WE DO!


Batflack. I like that.
 
2013-08-23 10:24:20 AM
"He might not be Ryan Gosling"

and click..........
 
2013-08-23 10:29:29 AM

ScaryBottles: "He might not be Ryan Gosling"

and click..........


Watch Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, and All Good Things, then tell me Ryan Gosling couldn't pull off both Bruce Wayne and Batman.
 
2013-08-23 10:30:47 AM
Daredevil was terrible, but it wasn't because of Affleck, so therefore Affleck could be a good Batman.

That is some farking breathtaking logic there.
 
2013-08-23 10:30:55 AM
He was the bomb in Phantoms.
 
2013-08-23 10:31:37 AM
What a clusterffleck this is gonna be...
 
2013-08-23 10:32:43 AM

TheOriginalEd: He was the bomb in Phantoms.


Phantoms like a muthafarka, yo!
 
2013-08-23 10:35:13 AM

AnotherBluesStringer: ScaryBottles: "He might not be Ryan Gosling"

and click..........

Watch Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, and All Good Things, then tell me Ryan Gosling couldn't pull off both Bruce Wayne and Batman.


I think he would be okay.

It would just be weird to have a monosyllabic Batman who just stands there looking hot.
 
2013-08-23 10:40:18 AM

Shostie: AnotherBluesStringer: ScaryBottles: "He might not be Ryan Gosling"

and click..........

Watch Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, and All Good Things, then tell me Ryan Gosling couldn't pull off both Bruce Wayne and Batman.

I think he would be okay.

It would just be weird to have a monosyllabic Batman who just stands there looking hot.


It was a brave choice in Drive to have a main character suffering from Asperger's.
 
2013-08-23 10:40:52 AM

Hugh2d2: What a clusterffleck this is gonna be...


I enjoyed MoS so much i paid to see it twice in theaters. I saw TDK 7 times when it came out. I'm a little excessive with my adoration of Batman.

But paying money to see Ben Affleck in that typical mouth-hanging-open-vegetable-state that he brings into every film, only this time while wearing the cape and cowl, is just foolish.

Seriously, I watched like 3 of his movies yesterday after hearing about this. In every one of his films he's staring off into the void, mouth agape, like someone just shut off his brain for maintenance.

I'm willing to bet some trained chimp of a WB executive said "We need a big name for Batman, Cavill's not a big enough name" while consuming his own feces, and that was that.
 
2013-08-23 10:41:12 AM

AnotherBluesStringer: ScaryBottles: "He might not be Ryan Gosling"

and click..........

Watch Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, and All Good Things, then tell me Ryan Gosling couldn't pull off both Bruce Wayne and Batman.


Are you serious? Maybe if this were shooting in a DC themed gay strip club. Ryan Gosling looks like the turd in fourth grade who would cry if you swiped his pencil. I literally cannot think of a bigger pussy in all of hollywood right now.
 
2013-08-23 10:45:02 AM
Wait, so a website the draws people with rampant speculation about movies not even guaranteed to be made and which then hosts a forum where random anon. people can sound off with their opinions is saying people shouldn't rush to judgement?

Did they get paid off?
 
2013-08-23 10:48:40 AM

ScaryBottles: AnotherBluesStringer: ScaryBottles: "He might not be Ryan Gosling"

and click..........

Watch Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, and All Good Things, then tell me Ryan Gosling couldn't pull off both Bruce Wayne and Batman.

Are you serious? Maybe if this were shooting in a DC themed gay strip club. Ryan Gosling looks like the turd in fourth grade who would cry if you swiped his pencil. I literally cannot think of a bigger pussy in all of hollywood right now.


Watching Ryan Gosling try to play Batman would be like watching Tobey Maguire try to scream in anger: unintentionally hilarious.
 
2013-08-23 10:51:42 AM
Oh DoG, you so funny.

Affleck has been quoted as saying that being in a Superhero thing is a humiliation to him and he's glad to have done DD so that he'd never have to do another Superhero flick...

You gotta love the permanence of anything said on the internet.

So, he'll be dragging around that quote, and Photoshopped pictures of DD with Batman ears for the next...however long he's Batman.

Also, bear in mind, most of us think the JLA thing was doomed to failure because it was spawned by WB/DC, so this isn't anger you're seeing when we talk about Batfleck...

It's amusement.

BATFLECK.
 
2013-08-23 10:54:50 AM

hubiestubert: As a director he has been doing good work. That doesn't mean that it can erase the stink of Daredevil and Elektra from our minds. He's going to have to go a long way to ease linking his acting to those stinkers. Directing and acting are different skill sets, and that's the issue.


If only he had starred in some of those critically acclaimed movies he directed. I mean, it's not like he was the lead actor in a movie that won Best Picture or anything.
 
2013-08-23 10:54:58 AM
just woke up and saw the news. Seriously? Get the man to direct it, absolutely but Batman? Directed by Zach Snyder? ughhhh

myfijourney.com

seriously WB?
 
2013-08-23 10:57:27 AM

Mad_Radhu: hubiestubert: As a director he has been doing good work. That doesn't mean that it can erase the stink of Daredevil and Elektra from our minds. He's going to have to go a long way to ease linking his acting to those stinkers. Directing and acting are different skill sets, and that's the issue.

If only he had starred in some of those critically acclaimed movies he directed. I mean, it's not like he was the lead actor in a movie that won Best Picture or anything.


I'll bet it's easy to do a good acting job when you can write the character as "Ben Affleck as (such and such character)".
 
2013-08-23 10:57:46 AM
Settle down kids.  Some of us have lived to see Adam West, Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Val Kilmer and Christian Bale all wear the mask without the character being "broken."

I convinced some of this backlash is the hurr duur of folks who think the new Batman films somehow define the genre.
 
2013-08-23 10:59:48 AM

Blathering Idjut: Settle down kids.  Some of us have lived to see Adam West, Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Val Kilmer and Christian Bale all wear the mask without the character being "broken."

I convinced some of this backlash is the hurr duur of folks who think the new Batman films somehow define the genre.


This isn't backlash.  This is amusement.

I personally hope that they take the Daredevil suit, paint it black and duct-tape some bat ears to it.  And rehire the guy who did Bale's batman voice.
 
2013-08-23 11:00:37 AM

Blathering Idjut: Settle down kids. Some of us have lived to see Adam West, Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Val Kilmer and Christian Bale all wear the mask without the character being "broken."


Uhhh Clooney did break the character.

"I think we might have killed the franchise,"

-George Clooney
 
2013-08-23 11:05:57 AM

Blathering Idjut: Settle down kids.  Some of us have lived to see Adam West, Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Val Kilmer and Christian Bale all wear the mask without the character being "broken."

I convinced some of this backlash is the hurr duur of folks who think the new Batman films somehow define the genre.


No one is saying Batman will be permanently harmed. Batman will always exist, and writers/directors/actors will always want some involvement with Batman.

We're just saying that Ben Affleck does not have the acting ability to be Batman, that the movie is likely going to suck as a result, and WB/DC is going to squander a decent opportunity presented by a pretty good film (Man of Steel) to present a larger DC universe, making it harder to introduce other characters people want to see (Wonder Woman, an  actual Green Lantern), all while Marvel is wiping its ass with 100-dollar bills, and making movies about farking raccoons with machine guns, and doing great at it.

I know a lot of people say DC characters suck, but WB is only perpetuating that observation.
 
2013-08-23 11:11:48 AM
Obviously Ben killed it auditioning, can't wait to hear his bat growl.
 
2013-08-23 11:15:06 AM
www.dormstormer.com
 
2013-08-23 11:33:28 AM
Another topic on this huh?

Alright then I guess.

Seems kind of overkill with the original thread AND the thread about people overreacting incorrectly to casting choices articles within 24 hours.

To each modmitter their own I guess.
 
2013-08-23 11:38:43 AM
Alright Batman fans, here's what I'd like to know:

Many have said that while Affleck can play Bruce Wayne, but he cannot play Batman. What I'm wondering is what attributes are required to play Batman? All I've learned from previous Batman movies is that Batman needs to have his cheeks pushing out of his mask like he's making a pudgy face, and that he should sound like he's been a chain smoker his whole life. What else does Batman need that Affleck can't pull off?
 
2013-08-23 11:41:43 AM
It's a smart casting choice.  Now when Snyder/Goyer fark it up people will blame Affleck instead of the writer/director just like they did with Daredevil.

Though I don't get all the Daredevil hate, the extended cut was pretty good for a 2003 superhero movie.  Hell, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Hulk came out that year, and I'd watch Daredevil over either of those any day of the week.
 
2013-08-23 11:42:07 AM

un4gvn666: Blathering Idjut: Settle down kids.  Some of us have lived to see Adam West, Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Val Kilmer and Christian Bale all wear the mask without the character being "broken."

I convinced some of this backlash is the hurr duur of folks who think the new Batman films somehow define the genre.

No one is saying Batman will be permanently harmed. Batman will always exist, and writers/directors/actors will always want some involvement with Batman.

We're just saying that Ben Affleck does not have the acting ability to be Batman, that the movie is likely going to suck as a result, and WB/DC is going to squander a decent opportunity presented by a pretty good film (Man of Steel) to present a larger DC universe, making it harder to introduce other characters people want to see (Wonder Woman, an  actual Green Lantern), all while Marvel is wiping its ass with 100-dollar bills, and making movies about farking raccoons with machine guns, and doing great at it.

I know a lot of people say DC characters suck, but WB is only perpetuating that observation.


Ya, WB should learn from Marvel which has never reused any actors from previous terrible movies in their wildly successful Avengers team.  Nope, none at all.  Ben Affleck is the first person to play more than one hero, with the first being in an deadfully awful movie.
 
2013-08-23 11:43:44 AM

hammer85: Nope, none at all. Ben Affleck is the first person to play more than one hero, with the first being in an deadfully awful movie.


Except that Chris Evans was stellar as Johnny Storm, even if the movie was crap.
 
2013-08-23 11:44:41 AM

BigSnatch: Alright Batman fans, here's what I'd like to know:

Many have said that while Affleck can play Bruce Wayne, but he cannot play Batman. What I'm wondering is what attributes are required to play Batman? All I've learned from previous Batman movies is that Batman needs to have his cheeks pushing out of his mask like he's making a pudgy face, and that he should sound like he's been a chain smoker his whole life. What else does Batman need that Affleck can't pull off?


It's not just a case of being able to play Batman and be intimidating to street crooks and lunatics.

In this case, in this movie, which is going to include some level of antagonism with the new Superman, Affleck is expected to play a Batman that not only has the gravitas to get into Superman's grill, but to make 'us' believe that this Batman can not only stand up to the immortal, invincible god-like Superman...but also BEAT HIM.

And I simply do not see that in Affleck's demeanor.  I can't see it coming off as anything other than silly or suicidal on Batman's part.
 
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