"Sad Affleck" Meme Surfaces Following Negative Batman Vs. Superman Reviews

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"Sad Affleck" Meme Surfaces Following Negative Batman Vs. Superman Reviews

Poor Ben.

So reviews have started to come in for Batman Vs. Superman and they are... well, not great. Despite Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill's excellent performances as both Batman and Superman, the consensus seems to be that the movie just isn't written very well, and is dominated by effects-driven nonsense.

It's hard to stay positive in the face of such negativity, and in a recent interview with Yahoo movies, fans couldn't help but notice poor Ben Affleck's somber expression. A little bit of editing, including an Arrested Develpment-style overlay of "The Sound of Silence", and the "Sad Affleck" meme is born.

The meme is a callback to the whole sad Keanu thing a few years back, and you can't help but feel sorry for the guy who just wanted to do his best as Batman.

"What is really going to matter, I believe, is what the audience says," said Cavill in the Yahoo Movies interview. "Because they're the ones who are buying tickets, they're the ones who want to see more of this kind of story or not and so the audience's voice is the loudest and after this weekend, the audience, at least partly, will have spoken."

Source: Yahoo

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Batfleck is Sadfleck. Poor guy. From all I've heard he put his heart into the movie.

Lol... aww.

I still like the one of Batman pushing the empty swing in the rain.

Sometimes its the script, sometimes its bad actors and sometimes its just a complete directing mess.

In this case i think its the script and the direction. They tried to jampack into one movie what several marvel movies did to set up the avengers.

Not only that but our suposed "heros" murder people left and right without a care yet the (in movie) world is suposed to cheer them on?

Yeah thats not going to happen im afraid... or atleast thats i would say if the DC movie makers had any clue whatsoever how to make good comic book based movies... wich they clearly dont.

Dont be sad Ben, you were the best thing in this movie. Like a piece of gold in a cup of hot steamy shit.

I liked the movie. It had some minor issues with pacing (at onde point it seems like it passed something) and the teases for sequels were terrible but the ambition was there And it delivers.

Kind of suprised that it has that many bad reviews.

I knew this would happen. I want to go to a reality where he turned this stupid superhero thing down and directed The Stand like he was meant to.

From what I heard, even from a good chunk of the bad reviews, he was apparently one of the best things about it, which is really ironic considering the absolute shit storm people threw over him being Batman. I'm going to see it later today, so hopefully I'm pleasantly surprised but I'm trying to go into this with as open of a mind as I can.

Here's what I've heard - the film is garbage, but Affleck and Cavill turn in great performances, and should both hold their heads high. If anyone should be sad, it's the director.

Also, Affleck is going through a divorce at the moment, I've heard those often don't feel great.

Can we all get together and give Ben a great big hug?

I'm almost of the opinion that this was scripted just for lulz. Ben's known for goofing around from time to time.

moggett88:
Here's what I've heard - the film is garbage, but Affleck and Cavill turn in great performances, and should both hold their heads high. If anyone should be sad, it's the director.

Also, Affleck is going through a divorce at the moment, I've heard those often don't feel great.

Really? Cavill? To me he was nothing special. He wasnt bad, but he didnt exactly stand out either.

moggett88:
If anyone should be sad, it's the director.

Snyder's ego is too big to allow an emotion like sadness in.

008Zulu:

moggett88:
If anyone should be sad, it's the director.

Snyder's ego is too big to allow an emotion like sadness in.

At least he;s not complaining like that guy who directed Gods of Egypt.

Imperioratorex Caprae:
Batfleck is Sadfleck. Poor guy. From all I've heard he put his heart into the movie.

From what I've heard he's the best thing in the movie.

Adam Jensen:

Imperioratorex Caprae:
Batfleck is Sadfleck. Poor guy. From all I've heard he put his heart into the movie.

From what I've heard he's the best thing in the movie.

He was really good, I liked him as Batman. You could tell he gave a crap about it.

Adam Jensen:

Imperioratorex Caprae:
Batfleck is Sadfleck. Poor guy. From all I've heard he put his heart into the movie.

From what I've heard he's the best thing in the movie.

Without a doubt. Affleck did a great job. Which is why this clip makes me so sad for him.

Is it wrong that I laughed at his expression?

The sad part is that he is one of the few things I hear getting praised in the movie. Though, apparently Batman kills people in this movie and that isn't something I look forward to.

I might be going to see it with a friend this afternoon. We both have expectations so low that we are planning to mock it afterwards to bring joy back into our hearts. We both hated Man of Steel, which seems to be the baseline for whether or not you will like this movie.

And lets not forget all the Sad Batman pics that came along with the teaser pics for this movie:

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Seriously though, I like Ben and from what I hear he actually makes for a pretty damn good Batman and Bruce Wayne...just - as the article indicated - the movie itself is bad.

Samtemdo8:
At least he;s not complaining like that guy who directed Gods of Egypt.

I bet he wants to. I bet that he keeps reaching for his keyboard to post a lengthy rant on Facebook, but DC has stationed a man behind him to rack his knuckles with a wood stick whenever he tries to type anything.

Happyninja42:
I'm almost of the opinion that this was scripted just for lulz. Ben's known for goofing around from time to time.

The meme or the movie?

Because "just kidding" would actually probably help BVS.

Ben Affleck has no need to be sad about his particular contributions to the film: they're arguably the strongest and if nothing else promise that his solo outing is going to be as big if not bigger than the Nolan trilogy. He should feel rightfully proud of his part.

The same however, cannot be said for most of the other wankers involved in this shitfest.

I hate to have to say this even if it's true, but he was one of the best parts of the movie. That's one hope I hope he has, is that he takes like 95% of the reviews to heart, because almost all I've read have said out of the actors in the film, him, Jeremy Irons and Gal Gadot are the best things in the movie.

And here I thought he was a good Batman, easily the best thing in the movie.

Something Amyss:

Happyninja42:
I'm almost of the opinion that this was scripted just for lulz. Ben's known for goofing around from time to time.

The meme or the movie?

Because "just kidding" would actually probably help BVS.

The meme :P .

He can at least take solace in the fact that he was by far the coolest thing in the movie, I am very happy with his portrayal of Batman/Bruce. Henry Cavil's Superman is also really good and let's not forget Wonder Woman.

Most of the acting was fine, but you can only do so much in the face when everything else in the movie is bad.

He was a good Batman, and all those people who said he would suck were wrong. It's only a shame they couldn't get a better director, or at least one who understood this world and these characters better. Snyder is lost when it comes to who these characters are.

I really feel bad, because Affleck was magnificent as Batman. Honestly liked him more then Bale, or any other Batman really (Except for Adam West, of course, who's in an entirely different category). He just had the misfortune of being surrounded by incompetent directors, writers, producers, and actors. Like a nugget of pure gold drowned in a septic tank.

The one good thing about Dawn of Justice is that, if Affleck is given complete control of the new Batman film, and it really is a Batman only film, and if they can keep Goyer away from it, the Batman flick will be lovely.

It is the year 2016, former gaming sites report on new memes.

Bob_McMillan:
Dont be sad Ben, you were the best thing in this movie. Like a piece of gold in a cup of hot steamy shit.

that gold was sweetcorn

Dango:
It is the year 2016, former gaming sites report on new memes.

i don't think many sites recovered after gamersgate.

Wow lots of love for most of the actors but none for Jesse Eisenbergs layered performance as Johnny Depp as Michael Jackson as Willy Wonka as Lex Luthor?

Go fig

Karadalis:
Sometimes its the script, sometimes its bad actors and sometimes its just a complete directing mess.

In this case i think its the script and the direction. They tried to jampack into one movie what several marvel movies did to set up the avengers.

Not only that but our suposed "heros" murder people left and right without a care yet the (in movie) world is suposed to cheer them on?

Yeah thats not going to happen im afraid... or atleast thats i would say if the DC movie makers had any clue whatsoever how to make good comic book based movies... wich they clearly dont.

I saw the film today and while I had the same complaints as most concerning the plot, characters, direction... everything, this is what upset me the most. Batman is a straight up murderer in this movie who mows down people with machine guns. How the hell can you be so out of touch with a character as to ignore one of his core tenants that makes up his identity. You'd think that after Man of Steel Snyder would have been more sensitive about things like that. Instead all we got were a few throwaway statements about how whole sections of the city are nearly uninhabited because the work day has ended.

OT: I feel so bad for Affleck. The guy is a comic book and Batman fan and getting to play Batman was probably a dream of his. Such a shame he got caught up in DC's inability to make a decent superhero movie post-Nolan Trilogy. I thought Man of Steel was okay but this... poor Ben might have seen it coming which kind of makes it worse.

Johnny Novgorod:
And here I thought he was a good Batman, easily the best thing in the movie.

As far as I know, everyone is saying that Batfleck was the best, most enjoyable thing in the movie.

However, Be Affleck seems to be a genuinely nice person and is feeling bad because he thinks he underperformed as well as others.

Can someone send him a link to articles, forums and social medias to show that majority liked him as a Batman?

The fucking creation of a meme is not newsworthy.

Jesus Christ, get it together escapist.

I'm honestly wholeheartedly surprised that apparently he is the only good thing in the movie.

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