Entertainment Ben Affleck Calls ‘Batman v Superman’ Criticisms ‘Fair’

11:25  05 october  2017
11:25  05 october  2017 Source:   Variety

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Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot talk about 'Justice League's lighter tone, and Affleck understands ' Batman V Superman ' complaints. Probably not, considering what he said about “ fair criticism ” in an interview with EMPIRE.

When Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice hit theaters in March 2016, the film was widely panned by critics , and Batman actor Ben Affleck can see why. Speaking to Empire, Affleck called the criticisms “ fair ” and discussed whether or not they had any impact on Justice League

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Last year’s superhero spectacle “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was polarizing to say the least — while it was profitable at the box office, it was blasted by critics, earning a dismal 27% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Ben Affleck, who played Batman in the movie, has heard fans’ complaints, many of which zeroed in on the film’s excessively dark tone and the writing. But in an interview with Empire, he revealed that he thinks such criticisms are “fair.”

“I can understand people saying [‘Batman V Superman’] was too dark, or this was outside the tone of what I’m used to seeing with a Batman story, and I think that’s a fair criticism,” Affleck said.

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In a new interview with Empire, Affleck says he“can understand people saying [ Batman V . Superman ] was too dark, or this was outside the tone of what I’m used to seeing with a Batman story, and I think that’s a fair criticism .” Sad Ben Affleck is sad about Batman V Superman ’s sad reviews.

It's totally fair for Affleck to come out and say that he agrees with the criticism about Batman v Superman . Let's just hope that Justice League doesn't suffer the same fate. You can check out the rest of the interview with Ben Affleck via Empire.

He added that much like “Wonder Woman,” the upcoming “Justice League” film will have a lighter tone. “Zack [Snyder] wanted to make a movie that was more fun, that was a little bit light, that wasn’t so encumbered with heavy melodrama,” he said. Affleck noted that the lighter approach to “Justice League” was planned in advance of “Batman v Superman’s” release and is not in response to the film’s criticisms.

The negative reviews to the superhero blockbuster even spawned a “sad Affleck” meme, which centered on a video which appeared to show the actor dejected as an interviewer brought up the criticism.

“Justice League” will be released on Nov. 17.

Related video: Not everyone liked 'Dawn of Justice,' but they loved 'Sad Affleck' (via Tech Insider)

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