Tuesday, August 27, 2013

For Affleck....Part 1

Fan made
Phil:  Since the Batman announcement, I've watched nerd rage taken to a whole new level: a White House petition. Last I heard, it was at 25,000 signatures. Seriously??!? Another reason why society thinks jocks are cooler than nerds. Sometimes, nerd freak outs can simply get out of control, and this is one of those moments.

For those who are not Team Affleck, the foundation of their argument is Daredevil. Let's discuss this for a second. Yes, the movie was not great but I've heard only good things about the Director's Cut. Anyways, you can't blame Affleck for being in a bad superhero movie. I have not heard anyone blame Hugh Jackman for Wolverine: Origins. The blame is left in the hands of the studio, director and story. Let's not stop there. I guess people are still upset about Affleck's roles in Gigli and Pearl Harbor. Maybe these people have not seen The Town and Argo. As I present the case that Daredevil is not a good foundation, Team Not Affleck believes The Town and Argo are not valid reasons to support Affleck.

According to Lawrence Napoli, writer at Cosmic Book News, "In both of those productions, Affleck was placed in multiple seats of power and influence as a co-writer, director and lead actor. Is he somehow not going to use those opportunities to showcase himself in the best possible light?" If that is the case, Snyder and team should be smart enough to work with Affleck and ensure the job is done the right way. It is foolish to think that, "The danger lies in Affleck potentially responding in the way of the prima donna, and then press releases citing 'creative differences' occur, people walk off sets and in the meantime, the production gets sandbagged." What? Is Affleck known as a prima donna? Affleck can't act like a diva because he's entering Man of Steel 2 (Possibly called Superman vs Batman) with a chip on his shoulder. He and Snyder have something to prove, and we can expect these two to put together a superhero movie like no other. The team of Snyder and Affleck might be the best thing happening to Man of Steel 2.

Team Affleck (Fan made)
Let's talk about Ben Affleck's characteristics parallel to Batman's. He is 6'4 and Bruce's height plus the cowl makes him about 6'7. That sounds perfect. I'm not worried about muscle because it's expected of him to get BIG for this role. Have you seen the chin on him? It is without a doubt the biggest chin you will ever find under the cowl. It will own Bale's chin.

I haven't seen the original Batman movies in years. What I do remember is that Bruce Wayne was dressed to the nines and did not act like the typical prodigal son. Before Bale, Bruce Wayne was portrayed as a straight laced character. Of course that has not been the case in the comics. Thankfully, Bale changed that. However, I am about to say something that will make Nolan fans accuse me of being unholy. I think Bale overacted the scenes where Bruce Wayne was being the typical playboy. He overacted to the point where it looked blatantly obvious that Bruce was acting. That won't be the case with Ben Affleck. You can expect the best---maybe the greatest Bruce Wayne ever. Five bucks says that Affleck doesn't even have to act like a playboy because it comes so naturally.

Look at that chin (Fan made)
As soon as Affleck was announced, the girls screamed for Ryan Gosling. The guys yelled for Josh Brolin and Karl Urban. If you've seen Crazy Stupid Love, you know Gosling's abs are tight. However, he's too pretty for the role of Batman. Batman breaks noses, and Ryan Gosling makes girls scream. Do you see any benefits with Ryan Gosling playing Batman (exclude the increase in ticket sales)? Even though Josh Brolin is four years older than Affleck, he looks 50 and doesn't have that playboy swag. According to sources, Karl Urban was Snyder's #1 choice for Batman but was unable to accept the role because of his schedule. Without a doubt, Urban would have played a great Batman. However, I'm not sure how he would have portrayed Bruce Wayne. I can't see him pretending to be an arrogant playboy. We don't need another straight laced Bruce Wayne. This is a business. You want the best and the best attainable actor to portray Batman  (Bale was unattainable) is Ben Affleck. The End.

P.S. Does anyone else want to see Christian Bale play Alfred?

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