It’s Ben Affleck’s fault

Ben Affleck became Batman.

Unless you have been living under a rock this past month, you must have noticed the explosion on the internet when Ben Affleck got cast as Batman. I was amused and alarmed at the outrage directed at him. Since then, Hollywood has gone to shambles.

The outrage might have stemmed from the fact that Daredevil was a horrifically bad film. I have always thought that bad productions are not only the actor’s fault, but also the producer and directors’.  He also dated Jennifer Lopez, which meant he is still perceived as an idiot. Then he married Jennifer Garner, and now he is happy, and has these adorable babies. So guys, he saw the errors in his ways. He changed. He has had a phenomenal career both as producer and actor (did he not win an Academy Award for best actor in Argo?)

He is a great actor, and a kind man. My only concern with him playing Batman is that he might be too nice. But then, he is supposed to be this fantastic actor, and has shown depth in his roles.

Nonetheless, the day he became Batman served as a catalyst to Hollywood going crazy on our asses.

Second incident:

The VMAs

The producers of the VMAs are probably still feeling victorious, since nearly all the stars there managed to make fools of themselves, and ensured that everyone will now watch it next year. Taylor Swift openly dissed Harry Stiles in her accepting speech. I like Harry and Taylor in equal measure, meaning not at all, but girl, get some class. You just got an award, and all you can think about is your ex-boyfriend. Lovely priorities you have there.

Let us not forget to mention Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s rendition of Blurred Lines. The song’s music video had already caused major controversy, as naked girls in music videos are prone to do. Then Miley had to enter the picture and started twerking. My opinion? World’s largest publicity stunt by both parties. It was ridiculous, and the little love I still had for Miley went down the drain.


Third incident:

Fifty Shades of Grey casting


I have to mention that I only read the first book, and stopped because it is terribly written. So I am not planning to go watch the movie. I thought Christian Grey had blonde hair, and my sister thought he was a ginger. Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson were cast respectively as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. The world exploded.

I love Charlie Hunham. He is a great actor, especially in Sons Of Anarchy. But does he have the ability to be Christian? I don’t know – he has this intensely good-person vibe to him, and he is extremely charming. He certainly is good-looking enough. I have to mention that it seems the only reason Johnson was cast as Ana is because she has famous parents (she is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson) – she is virtually non-existent in the acting world.

Let’s be honest – if you liked the books, you are watching the movie – no matter who acts as who. We will see how much of the book can be introduced into the movie, and keep the age restriction under 50.


It’s Holly-weird for a reason. People will be given jobs even if you don’t think they are the right choice. Little girls who grew up in the spotlight will act out and seek attention. Men will dance around with naked woman. The best you can do is hide from it all.

Or like me, say you are done with reading celebrity gossip and then still obsessively follow the drama.

3 thoughts on “It’s Ben Affleck’s fault

  1. … erm, friend, you are defending a substandard actor to be Batman… you know this?! 😛 He is fine when directing, but I don’t know if he can pull off that tortured soul and all that. He isn’t a dreadful actor, but I don’t know what made WB decide he was the next one to step up to the cape and cowl. I guess we will wait and see… though he was most definitely NOT my first pick for the role.

    On the Taylor Swift front – isn’t that a bit hypocritical? Didn’t some rapper diss her once for winning something and it was this whole debacle?

    • Haha oh friend you just love Batman too much. Who would you have chosen except Christian Bale? I agree on Bale being the best choice ever… He is a great actor. I feel quite sorry for Affleck though. I think people react way strongly for casting movies. Only time will tell.

      As for Taylor, she is a brat, and yes, hypocritical. You know my opinions of hipsters 🙂

      • I was gunning for Liam McIntyre, to be dead honest, and he was interested in the role hahaha! Nothing to do with Christian Bale is king, it is just… Ben Affleck? Eish. We will have to wait and see. Hopefully he surprises me…

        They do react strongly, I agree… but he wasn’t even in the talks man, then he waltzes out like this. I will wait and see, I am just thinking that he is a little miscast!


        Go check out Neil Hilborn’s “Mating Habits of the North American Hipster”.

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