In case you've been living under a rock the last few months, Ben Affleck is the new Batman. You also should know all the flack the actor has taken as a result. Although I agree it seems like a poor choice, it's certainly not Affleck's fault. Would you pass up the chance to play one of the most vaulted superheros in history? Or pass up that kind of paycheck? No, you would not. In the meantime, though, it's very enjoyable to poke fun at him.
This new "Sad Batman" meme is one of my favorites. I hate when people take things so damn seriously, and Zack's new world is a prime example of this trend. It's all The Dark Knight's fault. That film had to go and make a billion dollars at the box office and make everyone at DC/Warner Bros. think they have to make everything dark and gritty, even when it doesn't fit the character (here's looking at you, Superman).
Whatever. I can't stop the trend. Hollywood will do whatever it is that makes them money, no matter how ill conceived the idea is in the first place. I don't blame them too much for jumping on what's hot and what makes money. It is a business, after all. Then again, it doesn't have to be so dreary and depressing either. We can have fun with it. I'm not saying it's time to go back to campy Batman, but it can go too far the other direction.
|Man, no ice cream?!|
It reminds me of another favorite meme:
So is everyone okay with Batman being so damn dark all the time or can we lighten things up yet? Who is ready to give poor Batman a hug?