(of a movie) a condition in which the probability of causing distress and/or disappointment in audiences is significantly increased due to the presence of Ben Affleck.
It's official. Ben Affleck will be Batman in the sequel to Man of Steel. It's not that I don't like Ben Affleck. I think he's fine in slimmer, lighter roles. But I don't expect him to do wonders as the Caped Crusader. I don't think he can convey the depth and complexity that Batman requires. (I'm not sure there's a difference between depth and complexity in this context. Maybe they're the same. Or not. Whatever.)
I didn't see Man Of Steel and I don't intend to. (Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan? No, thanks.) And I've had enough Batman for a long while. So I was not planning on seeing Batman vs. Superman, anyway. But if Nolan wasn't producing, if they had a different director and most importantly, if they had somebody else to play Batman. . . if they had Nathan Fillion, say . . . well, then I'd be psyched.
You may be asking: If I don't care so much about Batman vs. Superman, why did I bother coming up with this neologism and posting about it? Because of Argo, that's why. I'm still annoyed about Argo.
Philosophy, Film, Politics, Etc.
Friday, August 23, 2013