Ben Affleck IS Batman - - Part 11

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  1. MrsKent26

    MrsKent26 Whatever.

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    I've been critical of Affleck as much as the next person. But one has to acknowledge that although he had a bad spell in his career, it seems that he is really taking things seriously now and trying to turn things around. I find I'm warming up to him more and more.
     
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  2. shauner111

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    I wouldnt say he's taking everything seriously right now. For the most part yes but he still did Runner Runner. Which im sure he did strictly for the paycheck, otherwise i have no idea what he was thinking.
     
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  3. MrsKent26

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    ^ He made a mistake with that one. But I heard he was the best thing about it, lol.
     
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  4. Boom

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    Which makes his Razzie nomination that much more ridiculous.
     
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  5. MrsKent26

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    ^ He got a Razzie nomination for Runner Runner?
     
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  6. LEVITIKUZ

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    There's a difference between being in Runner Runner and being Batman.

    Hell look at all the actors in Movie 43:

    Elizabeth Banks
    Kristen Bell
    Jimmy Bennett
    Halle Berry
    Leslie Bibb
    Kate Bosworth
    Gerard Butler
    Adam Cagley
    Common
    Kieran Culkin
    Josh Duhamel
    Devin Eash
    Anna Faris
    Richard Gere
    John Hodgman
    Terrence Howard
    Hugh Jackman
    Greg Kinnear
    Johnny Knoxville
    Justin Long
    Aasif Mandvi
    Jack McBrayer
    Stephen Merchant
    Christopher Mintz-Plasse
    Julianne Moore
    Chloë Grace Moretz
    Chris Pratt
    Dennis Quaid
    Liev Schreiber
    Seann William Scott
    Tony Shalhoub
    Fisher Stevens
    Emma Stone
    Jason Sudeikis
    Uma Thurman
    Naomi Watts
    Jeremy Allen White
    Kate Winslet
    Anton Yelchin
    Mark L. Young
    Seth MacFarlane
    Will Sasso
    J.B. Smoove

    Are their careers ruined? No.
     
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  7. Boom

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    He's on the long list, which is absurd, considering who else is on there.
     
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  8. KillerMcQueen

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    I can't help but think he got nominated because he's Batman.
     
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  9. MrsKent26

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    Well, that's too bad. I bet he's disappointed to be on that list. Oh well. Besides that, his career is on an upswing and I believe he's gonna put in the effort to be a great batman.
     
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  10. Stringer

    Stringer CHAMPS AGAIN!

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    The Razzie's have always been a joke from what I've seen.
     
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  11. ChrisB

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    I just saw Runner Runner last week. It wasn’t great, but it held my attention. Ben Affleck was easily the best part about that movie.
     
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  12. Rowsdower!

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    It's sounds silly, but I kinda think that's what happened too. Affleck has reshaped his career, as both a filmmaker AND an actor. But all it took was the Batman announcement and then all of a sudden, everyone was bringing up Daredevil and Gigli again. So when he showed up in a bad movie, whoever decides the Razzie noms probably felt the need to pounce on it. F*** them.
     
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  13. MrsKent26

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    ^ Like sharks who sense blood in the water.
     
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  14. KillerMcQueen

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    Razzies have never been a serious show, it's generally about who it would be funnier to give the award to than who actually gave the years worst effort.
     
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    I don't think Batman has anything to do with it? How is it even related?

    I think the important thing to note is he doesn't get Razzie nominated when he himself is the director. Those are actually considered decent performances. Sure he doesn't win awards for them but he doesn't win Razzies either.

    A lot of people have pointed out that he actually does his best performances (by his standard) under his own direction. Its only under different directors' direction that he gets Razzie nominated.

    And there is no rigging, he's on the long list because people voted for him. And its not like he was praised for Runner Runner or anything, you could dig up as many bad reviews of his performance as good.
     
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  16. StarLord

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    I thought he was and I didn't even think it was that bad a movie.
     
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  18. MrsKent26

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    ^ He does indeed care about his films. Good sign.
     
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  19. slumcat

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    It is still inexplicable what Affleck saw in the project that he agreed to do it. I doubt an Oscar winning editor could save such a film.
     
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    I don't know what he saw or what was said, but I'm going to trust that with his experiences (good and bad) he saw enough to feel confident to believe he could do it. This, of course, might be the height of hubris, but I'm going to give the guy the benefit of the doubt because he could have said no.
     
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  21. I Am The Knight

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    There's only so much that an editor can do if the material handed to them is subpar. I haven't seen Runner Runner, of course, but with an 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, I don't think I need to bother with this one, since the premise doesn't sound interesting to me. I think I saw a trailer or a clip....
     
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  22. Chip Chipperson

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    they all can't be hits.
     
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  23. Alonsovich

    Alonsovich Schumacher's Spider-man

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    Why did he do it? It's not the first time a script that reads good gets turned into a terrible movie by a rookie or bad director. There are cases of the contrary as well. Iron Man and Gladiator didn't even have a script while shooting and actors were ad-libbing the dialogue. Which worked because of who were directing them.
     
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  25. the last son

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    He does look like Bruce Wayne.
     
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