PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
My thoughts and reaction can be seen @ 3:22 - 3:36...
It's George Clooney all over again...
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
It's time to Freeze!
One of the horrors of the 90s. lol
And that horror includes the nipples on the bat suit...
I want to upvote your post, but that would mean i'm upvoting that nightmare inducing picture.
Yeah, I don't blame you either...
Gigli gigli gigli
An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches
RAHBIN CALL COMMISSIONER GAHDAN THA JOKAH IS ON THE LOOSE!
Help is on the way.
I loved the last 3 Batman movies. There's almost no way this won't suck. The thing that makes Batman is that he doesn't rely on "super" powers. If he's there with Superman the entire concept of the Batman universe is ruined. I'm not a comic book nerd, but c'mon people - this is stupid.
I never understood the hype around this trilogy. It was ok.
After this, I couldn't take it serious:
Even though I disagree with your first statement (I loved the trilogy), that video is funny as hell! Had me in tears. Thanks for posting!
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What's the saying? If at first you don't succeed....
...try, try again
... Move to Michigan with the rest of the sad people?
I was thinking more like this....
Buddy Christ approves.
35 hours to Pasadena! Go Bucks!
I'm torn ben sucks but he kinda redeemed himself with forget name now but the cia movie that won a ton of awards
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You're thinking "Argo". And yes, that was an excellent film.
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-
The Town was really good too
Fan of bacon since 1981
Argo was great & The Town was one of the best movies ever IMHO. I actually think he'll pull it off.
*/braces for angry mob/
The world is full of kings & queens who'll blind your eyes & steal your dreams - it's heaven & hell - Ronnie James Dio.
Both of those were great, but I don't think Ben is an action movie guy; he's good in dramas, but not action.
Yeah, I liked "The Town" too. Ben Affleck isn't as bad as everyone says he is. His acting has improved with age.
He's not a bad actor. However, he is not a bad-ass either. Making Superhero a difficult role to pull off.
he should stay behind the camera, i appreciate him more as a director
As a fan of Gone Baby Gone, I can agree with this.
Mehh..Daniel Day Lewis would've been an excellent candidate to play the aging Batman, or even Josh Brolin. I'll still watch it because I liked the trilogy, although, "The Dark Knight Rises" did kind of suck imo.
Thank you for posting this. I just read that Affleck was going to be the new Batman and immediately texted a friend expressing my dismay. That he's going to play the role in a Batman - Superman movie makes it that much worse. That movie had so much potential, but after the disappointment of Man of Steel and now this, I just don't see how it could be good. I'm sure I'll probably still see it on opening night, but I'm already let down. Bale said he wouldn't do another Batman if Christopher Nolan didn't direct. With Nolan already attached to the new Superman franchise, albeit as producer, I don't understand how they couldn't make it work. Oh well. Looks like I'll have to rely on the Batman Arkham series video games to feed my inner nerd.
Wow, this is easily the geekiest thing I've ever posted. Football really needs to start.
Man of Steel was awesome. How the hell was that disappointing to you?
Class of 2008
I thought Man of Steel was pretty good too. Not sure why it was such a disappointment. I actually enjoy seeing the first movie used as a way to show the history and background behind the superhero and that's exactly what they did. It usually leads to a bigger 2nd movie (i.e. The Dark Knight). What scares me on the sequel to Man of Steel, though, is the inclusion of Batman. It had me worried the second I heard it and now that Affleck is involved, my apprehension is being exasperated.
My disappointment with Man of Steel was admittedly self-made. My expectations were huge and there was probably no way it was ever going to live up. For me The Dark Knight is now the benchmark of superhero movies, and in my opinion, Man of Steel fell well below that. Perhaps it's not fair to compare, but that's what I'm doing. I knew Nolan wasn't directing but I figured he'd put his stamp on it and it didn't feel that way to me. But what the hell do I know. Man of Steel definitely had it's moments and I'll excitedly lap up every Superman offering ever. Still not thrilled about Affleck as Batman, but it's not like I won't be all geeked up when it releases in two years.
Ha im sorry but man of steel was a joke. It was as corny as could be.
I'm not sure it makes a lot of sense to bring back Bale as Batman after the way the last movie ended. I mean, they very clearly showed Bale's Wayne bowing out. That's not to say you can't change your mind and rewrite stories, but a big story arc of that film was, "this Batman doesn't have much left in the tank."
I'm not mad at the choice of Affleck; I think he's matured as an actor, even though he's still a stronger director.
That depends on where they take the story from here. If the next movie is Superman and Batman joining forces, then I agree, it probably doesn't make a lot of sense to bring Bale back considering the way the last movie ended. But if this is Superman vs. Batman, then the story arc could have flowed right into a variation of the Dark Knight Returns where Batman comes out of retirement and ends up fighting Superman. Bale would have been perfect for that story. My guess is that the next movie will be about joining forces and could be a lead up to the Justice League series, much like Iron Man and Thor led to the Avengers. Ironically, Affleck is rumored to be in consideration for directing the Justice League.
This tells me that they are killing Batman in the film & will replace him with a young actor to continue the next iteration of Batman movies.
Bane broke the wrong Batman's back...
This is foolish.
Also- Argo was an above average movie, that the critics and award geeks obviously loved, but I would argue Affleck first redeemed a little of his street cred in The Town.
However, redeeming a little street cred shouldn't result in this guy being cast as the next Batman. Wth did we do to deserve this????
I heard Daniel Tosh is going to play Robin...=/
A wise man once said "success is not final and failure is not fatal"
Get Michael Keaton back or give Travolta a shot. ("He hits my hair")
Why they never just filmed the Dark Knight Returns as a live action movie will always make me shake my head. Here they are stealing the fight with Superman; hell, Batman Returns borrowed liberally from it. I understand a cartoon was done of the graphic novel but if they can make Sin City and 300 using Miller's graphic novels why not the one that started the modern graphic novel craze anyway?
It's a masterpiece of satire. A perfect portrait of the 80's.
And Affleck.....christ. Let him direct himself in his patented shirtless scenes.
I predict this will be worse than Clooney's Batnipples.
This is what I was hoping for as well. Hell they already made Batman old in the last movie.
I've always wanted to see Miller's Dark Knight Returns done properly on the full screen, and I'd love to see Stephen Lang in the role of the aging Bruce Wayne.
BTW, is that Guy Gardner on you Avatar (or Icon if you're nasty)?
I honestly don't know. He appears to be wearing a Green Lantern Corps ring. Was *Gardner the only redhead?
I picked it because of the sheer silliness of a villain named Lutefisk dressed up in a fish suit.
Forgot to mention before...Brad Dourif for Joker in Dark Knight Returns.
*For the record I had to Google Guy Gardner, I was never a huge comic book reader as a kid and definitely not as an older teen in the late 80's or adult in the 90's. I did pick up a few of the big name graphic novels (The Watchmen & Dark Knight Returns) but the only comic books I bought post aprox 82-83 or so were the first dozen or so issues of Spawn.
Gotcha, I was a comic fan starting in the early 90 to mid 90s and got back into it in the mid 2000s. These days I only keep up with the Walking Dead graphic novels and for special treats I buy key silver age and bronze age issues that I wanted when I was a kid (i.e. 1st issue of X-Men, 1st appearance of Wolverine, etc.).
Even as a kid my comic book tastes were different than most...I was reading stuff like Sgt Rock, Sgt Fury, Fightin' Marines, G.I. Combat, Weird War Tales, The War That Time Forgot (GIs vs Dinosaurs!), M.A.R.S. Patrol (Marines vs alien invaders) etc.
I cut out & collected the entire run of the Star Wars comic strip that had a newspaper run.
Oh and the short lived awesomeness that was Micronauts.
Growing up, Superman was always my favorite; so when Men of Steel came out I was geeked. When Snyder announced the next movie and made it seem like they'd be fighting each other, I was worried. Now I'm even more concerned. But then again, I was iffy about Ledger being the Joker when I heard about that, so who knows.
Hollyweird has run out of fresh ideas. I've had my fill of all the superhuman movies. Enough already. Loved Batman growing up, but it's like they(Hollyweird) can't make an original movie anymore.
98% of the crap they make could go right in the garbage, IMO.
Two blondes were driving to Disneyland. The sign said: Disneyland Left... So they started crying and headed home.
(insert made up percenage here) of the movies put out by Hollywood have always been cap.
Luckily for us, we're in an age that so many more movies are being made each year, that the number of good films coming out is also much greater than ever before.
I heard this and almost spewed on the spot! Good god I despise him.
I think it should be Christopher Walken. He would make a great aging batman. Looks like he comes from wealth and it made him a bit nutty!
I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!
Christian Bale/Nolan to Ben Affleck would be like trading in Urban Meyer and replacing him in Columbus with Lane Kiffin.
I've got money on Matt Damon as Robin and Matthew McConaughey as the Joker.
Speaking of Damon, I read last week that he wants to do another Bourne flick. Forgot where.
"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)
I can always be game for another Bourne movie with Damon - good role for him IMO
He won't do it unless Paul Greengrass directs (he did Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum).
This is about as fitting as hearing that Michael Bay bought the rights to finally make a Kurt Cobain biopic.
First of all, I'm sure some cotton-candy ass actor would get the part, like Zac Efron or Jake Gylenhall, because it surely wouldn't be anybody who could capture any of the emotion or intellect that troubled Cobain. Bay movies aren't about emotions, they're about tits, asses and explosions that make your beard grow as you watch them, BRO.
It would be like:
Heeeee's the one who likes all our
and he likes to sing along
and he likes to shoot his gun
*rat tat tat tat tat tat*
"Fuck, Dave, throw me the Uzi the Russians are back looking for their product!"
"What product are you freaking high Kurt?"
"I don't know what fucking product man this is Michael Bay (he knows not what it means, knows not what it means when I say)! It's not supposed to make sense I just know we are gonna win at the end by making the big drug bust and nabbing the wholesome girl. That's why this guy should have directed my life not my posthomous movie."
This might ruin my day. Begins, TDK, and Rises are three of my favorite movies ever and Batman is by far my favorite Super Hero.
As a kid I was obsessed with the Tim Burton films. The Joker plastered on the pavement with the laughing box in his pocket scared the hell out of me the first time. As a grade schooler my friends and I loved Batman Forever. That Batmobile was so bad ass. Then it all went down the toilet with Batman and Robin.
It was a long but worthwhile wait for Nolan's masterpiece trilogy to redeem Batman on the silver screen. So to sit here and think of Ben REINDEER GAMES Affleck wearing the cape and cowl makes me want to puke. This is a travesty.
Heading over to the BUCKSFAN thread for a laugh.
I know there's a game saturday, and my ass will be there.
Some actors want to watch the world burn
You mean anyone that does a Syfy movie?
I get the whole trilogy thing with Christopher Nolan, but they could have easily done another movie (or two) with the revealing of Robin at the end of the TDKR. Gordon-Levitt would have been great in that.
I understand that, but why not go out on a high note? Three can get to be too much too, but a trilogy is expected in movies like this.Once you get to a 4th or 5th movie, though, it becomes overdone, dragged out, etc. End it while it's still popular instead of inflating budgets for later movies that bring in less and less. On top of that, Robin wasn't a necessity to the story. So continuing with him wasn't all that important. At least that's how I see.
They're just doing another cycle based on the same character (much like Spiderman). I'm saying you could have carried over JGL, but used a different director, cast, etc. and built the next "series" (or whatever they're called) around Batman & Robin. Supposedly, a lot of the recent comics are about B&R.
I guess Ben Stiller wasn't available?
Hi, I'm Batman,
my batsuit is cooler,
my batmobile is cooler,
my batcave is cooler,
my mansion is cooler (actually, it's the same one Nolan ended up using for his Batman, so whatever),
my Gotham actually looks "Goth-ic",
my Joker is loonier,
my Harvey Dent is Lando Calrissian,
AND my chick is way, way, way hotter than yours. I mean SMOKESHOW hot. Like, seriously the hottest chick that lived between 1981 and 1994.
I loved the Nolan series, but everything you said here is correct about every bat-portrayal from Keaton until Bale. No way Affleck pulls this off.
I seriously couldn't stop staring at Kim Basinger's photo and...I've lost my train of thought now...
Did I mention how Danny Elfman's thematic score kicks so much more ass than yours?
I'm going with Zimmer & Howard. They made Nolan's series that much 'darker'.
You're wrong, but that's alright.
No way is she the hottest.
I only speak facts, sir.
Billy D is one cool MF'er
^ Totally agree on the younger Kim Basinger comment. She was Holli Would from Cool World, after all.
"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.
The pictures made that absurdly reader-friendly. I'm about to hit 100 stickers, and as soon as I do this comment will be my first +1
I meant that for the super long post two above mine.
Love jack but I disagree about who the better joker was.
Toledo - Ohio's right armpit
"A troll by any other name is still a troll".
This is probably similar to Affleck auditioning for his role.
Thank goodness the season starts this week.
Worth a bump.
Walt is Lex.
This would work!
To have a good Batman you must have a believeable Bruce Wayne. Bruce Wayne is the Batman, he doesn't become the Batman with the suit and belt and the rest of the gear. So to determine who will be Batman you have to first determine who makes the best Bruce Wayne. That is why Bale was a ringer. You have to believe that Bruce would put up the same fight as Batman, in the suit. None of the others played Bruce as well as Bale did. Keaton was as close as it came to competing for best Batman. Affleck does not have the tough guy image I'm looking for. For starters, he needs to get with Henry Cavil and train physicaly for the role.
I'd take a Daniel Craig over Affleck any day. Dye the hair and if he can nail the American accent then I could believe that. He may a tad old for the role though.
Isn't old what they are apparently going for? Craig is only four years older than Affleck. Anyways, Craig is Bond, not Batman. I wouldn't want to have him cross over.
I'm still stuck on Michael Keaton. Hell, I still remember going to the theatre to watch the first Batman movie when I was young.
I just don't respect Affleck as a super hero.
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The first non-animated movie I remember seeing in the theater was Batman starring Keatona and Nicholson. It was glorious, and I've loved it ever since.
I'm sure no one could see Keaton as Batman before the movie came out.
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