that guy wrote:And while I know he's sworn off ever being in one of the movies I keep waiting for this cruel joke to get worse by hearing the words "and now Matt Damon has signed on as the boy wonder".......
Brainslugged wrote:Plus there should be an automatic ban on any actors who've already played Marvel or DC superheroes to be able to cast for another superhero role.
Starting in 1969, writer Dennis O'Neil and artist Neal Adams made a deliberate effort to distance Batman from the campy portrayal of the 1960s TV series and to return the character to his roots as a "grim avenger of the night." O'Neil said his idea was "simply to take it back to where it started. I went to the DC library and read some of the early stories. I tried to get a sense of what Kane and Finger were after."
jfears2 wrote:You all beat me to the punch. Everyday I see his face as the first thing on top I'm beginning to hate the idea of him as Batman more and more and more...
I wasn't too thrilled when I first heard the news, I actually thought it was a joke when I heard it on the radio. As a kid I slowly began to hate the Batman franchise after each movie following Batman Returns. Batman is supposed to be dark and dreary, it's what makes you feel for the pain and anguish the character endures only to fall in love with the success and sacrifice given by the character later, but then we were given the likes of Val Kilmer and George Clooney and supporting actors such as Jim Carrey and Arnold Schwarzenegger... my god I thought they have ruined Batman with ill-fated attempts at pushing humor into the genre and appealing to a larger audience for money alone. Similar to what happened to poor Indiana Jones in the last movie... in the words of South Park, they are literally raping Indiana.
Then we got Batman Begins, I remember the preview and thinking hell yes, the return to the dark and dreary Batman world as it should be, the Dark Knight if you will. And I wasn't let down, I knew Christian Bale (see American Psycho) could play the character they way it was intended, I knew Christopher Nolan could co-write and direct Batman the way it should be.
And so we return to this, Ben "Pancake Head" Affleck (see South Park for the reference). Which I'm positive will be another ill-fated attempt at injecting humor into a role where humor is not intended to be. And yes, maybe he can play the socialite Bruce Wayne, but Bruce Wayne is not humorous, he is suave and sophisticated. Instead we will see another airheaded, tree hugging, a**hat of an actor who has no business playing this role.
.. of course this is just my opinion, which has only become more sour with seeing that smiling mug for the past few days.
dWhisper wrote:There's a Director's Cut that greatly improves on those problems, and Affleck does an excelent job as Murdock (while DareDevil still sucks).
dWhisper wrote:but Hal Jordon always was a jerk, and Reynolds knows how to play a jerk.
dWhisper wrote:But overall, the comic character (outside of having the most rediculous mix of weaknesses ever... yes, I know, since retconned out, but yeah, when you can be put down by a #2 Pencil, you're a crap hero) is just forgettable. He has a ring that can make anything, and all he ever really makes is weapons. He can fly, but still uses his ring to make a jet now and again... I'm just not convinced that you can really make a decent story with that character... only when one of them goes crazy and tries to blow up the DC universe.
dWhisper wrote:Highest selling DC hero is kind of like being the highest rated show on The Hub. Yeah, you're #1, but that's what, like seventeen people?
dWhisper wrote:those shows were campy and terrible
dWhisper wrote:Ultimately, GL is much like Hulk (defined by the Avengers) or even Wolverine (defined by X-Men), in that he's a prominent cog in the Lantern Corps (which would be a good movie)
Flynn wrote:dWhisper wrote:those shows were campy and terrible
I beg to differ. The '66 show is IMO absolutely hilarious and always nice to pop on for a good dose of silliness. It's a comedy show, and I think it succeeds greatly at being that (for a while, at least- there is a point where it just gets stupid).
I also disagree strongly on the idea that the Burton films messed up with Bruce Wayne...IMO I actually find him more interesting there than in the Nolan films (and probably the most interesting thing about the Burton films is how they set up an intricate set of parallels as a way of expanding upon Wayne's character...you learn as much about him through how he's reflected in the Joker, Penguin, or Catwoman).
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