Ben Affleck as Batman, I don’t think that had any ability to invoke intimidation for any audience, Bane, the Joker, let alone Missy Piggy. There had been a reason Warner Brothers had offered Christian Bale $50 million dollars to reprise his role. Christian Bale had been a psychotic killer in American Psycho. Now that had brought some gravitas to the role. As matter of fact, look at some of Christian Bale’s cinematic pedigree that he had brought to the Batman franchise.
The Fighter 2010
Terminator Salvation 2009
3:10 to Yuma 2007
The Prestige 2006
The Machinist 2004
Reign of Fire 2002
American Psycho 2000
If you had wanted a cardboard puppet performance perhaps, Ben Affleck.
The Sum of All Fears 2002
Reindeer Games 2000
Perhaps, I had lost my mind like Kermit the Frog, but just your average American film viewer. If you think I had been on the money, sign the online petition with Warner Brothers. Otherwise, fire away.
Online Petition from Change.Org
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