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(The Verge)   How long did you expect it would take before Sad Batman became a meme?   (theverge.com) divider line 56
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2014-05-13 03:40:03 PM  
"... but they killed my pop pop and mam mams."
 
2014-05-13 08:32:52 PM  
Oh boy, more forced memes.
 
2014-05-13 09:01:59 PM  

Cagey B: Oh boy, more forced memes.


don't care...it's funny...lol
 
2014-05-13 09:06:57 PM  
WEAK.
 
2014-05-13 09:06:58 PM  
I estimated . .  negative nine years?

imagizer.imageshack.us
 
2014-05-13 09:06:58 PM  
Sometimes, just sometimes, I love the internet ...
 
2014-05-13 09:09:29 PM  
All of those and not one picture of him with sad Keanu? I am disappoint.
 
2014-05-13 09:11:50 PM  

Skyfrog: All of those and not one picture of him with sad Keanu? I am disappoint.


did you check the comments?
 
2014-05-13 09:15:36 PM  
Something about Wil Wheaton hating on Ben Affleck's film career is amusing to me.

I guess people hate the things they cannot have.
 
2014-05-13 09:15:36 PM  
Why is his costume so...veiny? I think that's worse than the bat-nipples.
 
2014-05-13 09:17:14 PM  
I am going to commit more crimes.
 
2014-05-13 09:17:52 PM  

MisatoNERV: Something about Wil Wheaton hating on Ben Affleck's film career is amusing to me.

I guess people hate the things they cannot have.


I would hate to have Gigli.
 
2014-05-13 09:18:39 PM  

LoneWolf343: MisatoNERV: Something about Wil Wheaton hating on Ben Affleck's film career is amusing to me.

I guess people hate the things they cannot have.

I would hate to have Gigli.


Touché.
 
2014-05-13 09:21:05 PM  
cdn1.vox-cdn.com
 
2014-05-13 09:27:56 PM  

ScaryBottles: [cdn1.vox-cdn.com image 850x607]


That one was the best. Everything else was pretty meh.
 
2014-05-13 09:31:04 PM  

Trocadero: ScaryBottles: [cdn1.vox-cdn.com image 850x607]

That one was the best. Everything else was pretty meh.

The last one was pretty funny too.
 
2014-05-13 09:32:58 PM  

MisatoNERV: Something about Wil Wheaton hating on Ben Affleck's film career is amusing to me.

I guess people hate the things they cannot have.


Y'know, of all the people to be hating on an actor for something they did over a decade ago...

/shut up wesley
 
2014-05-13 09:36:43 PM  

Crazymuthafarker: Why is his costume so...veiny? I think that's worse than the bat-nipples.


Came here to ask the same thing. Gross.
 
2014-05-13 09:48:30 PM  

Crazymuthafarker: Why is his costume so...veiny? I think that's worse than the bat-nipples.


As was established by the close-ups in the other thread, those aren't veins. They're wrinkles and seams in the costume. They aren't supposed to be veins.
 
2014-05-13 10:14:04 PM  

Nix Nightbird: Crazymuthafarker: Why is his costume so...veiny? I think that's worse than the bat-nipples.

As was established by the close-ups in the other thread, those aren't veins. They're wrinkles and seams in the costume. They aren't supposed to be veins.


Upon closer inspection, I can see the wrinkles etc. It still comes off looking rather vascular.
 
2014-05-13 10:15:29 PM  
I... I just don't know man. Ben Affleck as Batman? I don't know...

I want to be wrong, but I just can't see it. Fark man, Christian Bale is still alive! Give him a dumpster full of cash to sleep in and have him do it instead!
 
kab
2014-05-13 10:16:03 PM  
To be fair, that's a pretty dumb meme.

Which means we'll see it here for the next 4 years at least.
 
2014-05-13 10:17:49 PM  
I dunno, what's the average amount of time it takes to boot photoshop up?
 
2014-05-13 10:21:40 PM  
i1318.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-13 10:22:31 PM  

mongbiohazard: I... I just don't know man. Ben Affleck as Batman? I don't know...

I want to be wrong, but I just can't see it. Fark man, Christian Bale is still alive! Give him a dumpster full of cash to sleep in and have him do it instead!


Michael Keaton.
 
2014-05-13 10:31:45 PM  
Looks like he's got moose knuckle.
 
2014-05-13 10:34:32 PM  

SquiggsIN: frostus: mongbiohazard: I... I just don't know man. Ben Affleck as Batman? I don't know...

I want to be wrong, but I just can't see it. Fark man, Christian Bale is still alive! Give him a dumpster full of cash to sleep in and have him do it instead!

Michael Keaton.

Michael Keaton in his 50s (or however old he is now) would still be better than anything Bale did as Batman.  I think i'm the only person in America who thinks Ledger as Joker was just okay and that all of the Bale Batman movies sucked ass.


i liked the Bale Batmans but his indecipherable growl put me off so much that I didn't enjoy them as much as I felt I should have. And I still tell people that Michael Keaton was my favorite Batman. I remember when his casting was announced and everybody flipped out. I liked the idea.
 
2014-05-13 10:34:35 PM  
Anything can be a meme if someone photoshops/captions it and enough idiots retweet it.

We might as well try and force one ourselves just as an experiment. GUYS I HAVE AN IDEA...MEOWING CAT. LETS INSERT A CAT THAT MEOWS AT THINGS INTO PHOTOS. THIS WILL GO GLOBAL.
 
2014-05-13 10:39:04 PM  

mongbiohazard: I... I just don't know man. Ben Affleck as Batman? I don't know...

I want to be wrong, but I just can't see it. Fark man, Christian Bale is still alive! Give him a dumpster full of cash to sleep in and have him do it instead!

Do you really think they didn't try that with him and Nolan?
 
2014-05-13 10:45:11 PM  

SquiggsIN: frostus: mongbiohazard: I... I just don't know man. Ben Affleck as Batman? I don't know...

I want to be wrong, but I just can't see it. Fark man, Christian Bale is still alive! Give him a dumpster full of cash to sleep in and have him do it instead!

Michael Keaton.

Michael Keaton in his 50s (or however old he is now) would still be better than anything Bale did as Batman.  I think i'm the only person in America who thinks Ledger as Joker was just okay and that all of the Bale Batman movies sucked ass.


I didn't swoon over Ledger's Joker as much as most people seemed to. Then again I was never impressed with his work prior to that. I do think that Bale-Bats is my favorite Batman, so that's where we differ.
 
2014-05-13 10:50:10 PM  

SquiggsIN: frostus: mongbiohazard: I... I just don't know man. Ben Affleck as Batman? I don't know...

I want to be wrong, but I just can't see it. Fark man, Christian Bale is still alive! Give him a dumpster full of cash to sleep in and have him do it instead!

Michael Keaton.

Michael Keaton in his 50s (or however old he is now) would still be better than anything Bale did as Batman.  I think i'm the only person in America who thinks Ledger as Joker was just okay and that all of the Bale Batman movies sucked ass.


3/10 you may get some bites
 
2014-05-13 10:52:32 PM  
img.fark.net

I know he's supposed to be an older, thicker batman, but my first reaction seeing this pic was to think of this guy.
 
2014-05-13 11:04:27 PM  

SquiggsIN: I think i'm the only person in America who thinks Ledger as Joker was just okay and that all of the Bale Batman movies sucked ass.


So ... what does that tell you about you?
 
2014-05-13 11:05:45 PM  
I just hope this interpretation of Batman has more of the detective in him than Nolan's Batman.
 
2014-05-13 11:20:30 PM  

SquiggsIN: frostus: mongbiohazard: I... I just don't know man. Ben Affleck as Batman? I don't know...

I want to be wrong, but I just can't see it. Fark man, Christian Bale is still alive! Give him a dumpster full of cash to sleep in and have him do it instead!

Michael Keaton.

Michael Keaton in his 50s (or however old he is now) would still be better than anything Bale did as Batman.  I think i'm the only person in America who thinks Ledger as Joker was just okay and that all of the Bale Batman movies sucked ass.


I'm right there with you.  I enjoyed Batman begins best of the three.
 
2014-05-13 11:25:14 PM  

mongbiohazard: I... I just don't know man. Ben Affleck as Batman? I don't know...

I want to be wrong, but I just can't see it. Fark man, Christian Bale is still alive! Give him a dumpster full of cash to sleep in and have him do it instead!


Well, Affleck already played a pretty convincing Superman... more convincing that the other recent efforts...
 
2014-05-13 11:25:40 PM  

SquiggsIN: HawgWild: SquiggsIN: I think i'm the only person in America who thinks Ledger as Joker was just okay and that all of the Bale Batman movies sucked ass.

So ... what does that tell you about you?

That Heath Ledger's death didn't artificially inflate my opinion of the movie he was in firstly.  I'm very harsh on movies and I won't apologize for not liking Christian Bale.

You're trying way too hard broseph.
 
2014-05-13 11:26:49 PM  

hammer85: SquiggsIN: frostus: mongbiohazard: I... I just don't know man. Ben Affleck as Batman? I don't know...

I want to be wrong, but I just can't see it. Fark man, Christian Bale is still alive! Give him a dumpster full of cash to sleep in and have him do it instead!

Michael Keaton.

Michael Keaton in his 50s (or however old he is now) would still be better than anything Bale did as Batman.  I think i'm the only person in America who thinks Ledger as Joker was just okay and that all of the Bale Batman movies sucked ass.

I'm right there with you.  I enjoyed Batman begins best of the three.


You have my axe.
 
2014-05-13 11:29:00 PM  

Fano: mongbiohazard: I... I just don't know man. Ben Affleck as Batman? I don't know...

I want to be wrong, but I just can't see it. Fark man, Christian Bale is still alive! Give him a dumpster full of cash to sleep in and have him do it instead!

Well, Affleck already played a pretty convincing Superman... more convincing that the other recent efforts...


This. He was the bomb in Hollywoodland yo.
 
2014-05-13 11:34:59 PM  

SquiggsIN: not trolling or looking for bites.  I really disliked the Bale Batman movies.  They were heavy on special effects and light on acting/directing/writing/etc.


What?  You didn't appreciate Bale's ever-so-subtle voice work?
 
2014-05-13 11:36:58 PM  

SquiggsIN: HawgWild: SquiggsIN: I think i'm the only person in America who thinks Ledger as Joker was just okay and that all of the Bale Batman movies sucked ass.

So ... what does that tell you about you?

That Heath Ledger's death didn't artificially inflate my opinion of the movie he was in firstly.  I'm very harsh on movies and I won't apologize for not liking Christian Bale.


Survey SAYS?!

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Oh, I'm sorry. That answer was not on the board. Let's show him the correct answer:

I'm a contrarian butthole.

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2014-05-13 11:38:10 PM  
Wow, some really angry people if you don't worship the Dark Knight
 
2014-05-13 11:48:19 PM  

HawgWild: SquiggsIN: I think i'm the only person in America who thinks Ledger as Joker was just okay and that all of the Bale Batman movies sucked ass.

So ... what does that tell you about you?


They have good taste?  Ledger was way over-hyped as the Joker and those movies were pretty much meh.
 
2014-05-14 12:35:03 AM  
Ledger nailed the random, chaotic violent fear part of the Joker. But Nicholson nailed the reason why Joker does it all in the first place; it's farking fun as hell, and he loves it. Ledger never really got that part. The only one who got both was Mark Hamil in the cartoon.
 
2014-05-14 12:50:56 AM  
No, no...you're a contrarian butthole :)
 
2014-05-14 12:52:55 AM  

SquiggsIN: HawgWild: SquiggsIN: HawgWild: SquiggsIN: I think i'm the only person in America who thinks Ledger as Joker was just okay and that all of the Bale Batman movies sucked ass.

So ... what does that tell you about you?

That Heath Ledger's death didn't artificially inflate my opinion of the movie he was in firstly.  I'm very harsh on movies and I won't apologize for not liking Christian Bale.

Survey SAYS?!

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 427x179]

Oh, I'm sorry. That answer was not on the board. Let's show him the correct answer:

I'm a contrarian butthole.

But don't worry! You aren't going away empty handed. Here are your lovely parting gifts!

Hipster glasses:

[blog.compete.com image 239x159]
A bike without pedals:

[24.media.tumblr.com image 240x160]

A grandfather clock wristwatch:

[www.kazani.gr image 229x307]


And a douche to wash out your sandy vagina:

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Thanks for playing! We'll see you next time on Farky Feud!

Is this your way of telling me to stop disliking what you like?


Essentially. I thought I'd, you know, gussy it up a bit.

Fun, right?
 
2014-05-14 12:53:09 AM  
I like that, I'll use that as my note.
 
2014-05-14 01:16:20 AM  

SquiggsIN: hammer85: Wow, some really angry people if you don't worship the Dark Knight

Yeah.. I guess I'll throw out that I've never enjoyed the shows Two and a Half Men or Seinfeld either.  I understand that millions of people enjoy(ed) both but, that doesn't mean I have to too, does it?

I also don't like vanilla ice cream (give me chocolate), iced tea (only hot tea for me), or Nascar racing.


You and I...we could be friends in another life.
 
2014-05-14 07:10:57 AM  

hammer85: SquiggsIN: frostus: mongbiohazard: I... I just don't know man. Ben Affleck as Batman? I don't know...

I want to be wrong, but I just can't see it. Fark man, Christian Bale is still alive! Give him a dumpster full of cash to sleep in and have him do it instead!

Michael Keaton.

Michael Keaton in his 50s (or however old he is now) would still be better than anything Bale did as Batman.  I think i'm the only person in America who thinks Ledger as Joker was just okay and that all of the Bale Batman movies sucked ass.

I'm right there with you.  I enjoyed Batman begins best of the three.


Yeah, me too. The other two had their moments, and overall are well above average movies, but all three of them suffer from Nolan's habit of writing ponderously clunky pseudo-philosophical wisdom for his characters to deliver: "It's not what you do that defines you; it's who you are inside... no, wait. Strike that, reverse it". Gordon's speech at the end of Dark Knight. Fundamentally, Nolan often fails to have the courage to let the movie speak for itself, possibly because he's a writer first and a director second.

Dark Knight, oddly, suffers from too much Joker, although large parts of Ledger's performance are great. Ledger's death came right in the middle of editing/post-production, and I can't help feeling that there is footage in there that would have been left out otherwise. Some of his scenes are brilliant -- the whole business with the knife -- but others... ehhhh. The movie also has a couple of redundant subplots that make it drag. The whole business with the accountant blackmailer and his unmotivated change of decision could be cut (although it would mean losing two of the best set-piece scenes in the movies). The nonsense with the ferries should also be cut. And while the opening heist is tremendous fun, the complexity and perfect timing doesn't make a blind bit of sense in hindsight.

TDKR has major plot problems, mainly from trying to cram together two epic storylines from the comics into one movie, but also from bad dialog and clunky, over-literal symbolism. And like TDK, it has confusing, redundant subplots.


Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed all three movies in the moment. I also like Bale more than some people here (he is excellent in The Prestige). But they are good movies, not great; I doubt that they will endure long if another decent reboot/remake comes along. The gritty, edgy tone was also very "of it's time".

In brief, Nolan gave us the Batman we deserved, not the one we needed.
 
2014-05-14 07:20:33 AM  
Is that a modified Toxic Avenger costume he's wearing?
 
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