Superhero Movies: The New Batman Actor Is Announced!
I think part of the reason why comicbook movie fans get so agitated about movie news surrounding superhero properties is possibly because many of these fans KNOW they are going to see the latest superhero movie, possibly even on opening weekend, regardless of what the critics say. They are hardcore fans and whatever dreck they are fed and however awful it ends up being, they are going to be compelled to check it out, if only to see what they are missing.
So I wonder what the majority of them are thinking about the recent revelation on the new "Batman" actor to replace Christian Bale in the upcoming "Batman VS Superman" movie. Because, in case you haven't heard, it's been announced that Ben Affleck will take the role.
Personally I could take or leave this "Batman Vs Superman" movie. I've managed to avoid the temptation to see "Green Lantern", I don't suspect I'll watch "Kick-Ass 2" (in spite of adoring Matthew Vaughn's initial movie), and if wasn't for the glowing review of "Man of Steel" on Geek Girls Rule I'd probably be skipping that too.
Ben Affleck is consistently mediocre and we've seen him play Batman badly already. Sure it was called "Daredevil" back then but it was about a guy who was orphaned by a criminal, who has a respectable persona during the day and leaps about in a costume at night, and who essentially sleeps in a tomb. That's as close to Batman as makes no difference.
If the argument is that a better director'll get a better performance out of Affleck, you might as well bring Clooney back. Early rumours suggested that they wanted an older actor for the role so that would make Clooney perfect. (Unless that was just a ruse to put people off the scent, in which yeah, Clooney's probably too old for the role.)
Affleck's not a bad actor, but he needs a good script, a good director and a good supporting cast. I do not believe he can carry a movie in a role like "Batman". He just doesn't have the charisma for it.
But that's just my two cents.