Saturday, August 24, 2013

Why Are So Many People Objecting To Ben Affleck Being Batman?

I am not understanding the brouhaha being bandied about due to Ben Affleck being cast to play Batman in the next Batman movie.

If Michael Keaton and George Clooney could be Bruce Wayne and Batman, why not Ben Affleck?

Ben Affleck looks like a square-jawed superhero. He is 6 feet 4. That is way taller than Michael Keaton and George Clooney.

After Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck became the top trending Twitter hash tag, with Tweeters suggesting others would make a better Batman than Ben, people like "the guy who played the Beaver on Leave it to Beaver."

Being Batman will not be the first time Ben Affleck has been a superhero in a movie. In 2003 he was a Marvel Comic blind crime fighter in "Daredevil." In 2006 Ben Affleck had the George Reeves/Superman role in "Hollywoodland."

After the Ben Affleck Batman announcement was made a petition quickly popped up on under the heading "Remove Ben Affleck as Batman/ Bruce Wayne."

This is one of those petition deals where, supposedly, President Obama has agreed to weigh in on the issue if the petition gets over 100,000 signatures.

This had Rush Limbaugh, on his Friday radio show, suggesting that his listeners sign the petition, because Rush thought it would be amusing to have the president faced with having to weigh in on such a serious issue.

On this rare occasion I was in agreement with Rush Limbaugh, as in so many people getting so worked up over Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, to the point of thinking this issue warranted a presidential intervention, is some sort of sad indicator of something not being quite right in the minds of way too many people, what with there being such a plethora of actual, real serious issues one might want the president to worry about before he concerns himself with Ben Affleck's movie roles....

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