Thursday, August 29, 2013

My thoughts on Ben Affleck playing Batman: Get over it.

How about we give the guy a chance
before damning him?

(via Wikipedia)
I really do not understand the negative reaction to Affleck being cast to play the Caped Crusader other than it's bandwagoning and residual "Ben Affleck is terrible" leftover from when it was hip in popular culture to make fun of him. Yes, he was in Daredevil and that movie was bad, but guess what? It's also a decade old.

Honestly, I think the negative reputation attached to Ben Affleck’s acting career is unfair and unfounded. Yes, Daredevil was not a great movie, but guess what? Not all superhero movies will be solid gold. Some will be solid turds, but every movie genre has those, so it's not even a little deal. Gigli was bad, but it’s infamy has been overblown into an internet meme. Gigli, too ten years old. He’s been in good movies before and after those two, movies like Good Will Hunting, Argo, The Town (which made $154 million on a $34 million budget and was critically acclaimed), Dogma, and more. Gigli and Daredevil are just what they are, bad movies, and every actor has done bad movies.
Yes, this movie sucked. Get over it.
(via iFanboy)

Of course, people whining about a superhero casting is no surprise. When Andrew Garfield was announced as Spider-Man, and Henry Cavill as Superman, people lost their shit. When people started floating the idea of Donald Glover playing Spider-Man, you could form an chain of islands out of all the shit lost over that. The former two turned out well and the latter would have been interesting as hell*.

My honest opinion? Get the fuck over it. Ben Affleck playing Batman is not the end of the world. There are way more important and pressing concerns in life than who is playing a superhero in a movie that will make hundreds of millions of dollars regardless of whether or not you and your friends go and see it in theaters.

*As much as I hate to admit it, I didn't like the idea of Glover as Spider-Man, but I freely admit that I was wrong.

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