Originally Posted by Cain
I actually fail to see how the backlash has been warranted at all.
Well I mentioned that in my original comment: past blunders
. Based on Affleck's previous films, the "concern of fans" is warranted in my opinion. I'm not talking about the death threats and petitions to the White House... just the general "Hmm... Poor casting" types of responses.
I've never seen Affleck in any role where I thought... wow, he could live up to Batman... he could pull Batman off. I just end up seeing Affleck in the role... not taking on the role. Heath Ledger was the Joker, I didn't see Ledger when I watched that performance. When I watch Affleck I see Affleck, not the character. If that makes sense. At least with Keaton (Clean & Sober for starters is a great example) you bought it. He performed it perfectly on some level because you accepted the fact that he was or could be Batman, despite the physical issues and his appearance being "un-Bruce Wayne-like"