‘Batman v Superman’: Negative Reviews Spawn ‘Sad Affleck’ Viral Video

The Man of Steel might be able to hold his composure in the face of adversity, but the Bat of Gotham? Not so much.

Fans created a video of a distraught Ben Affleck, who plays Batman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” after the actor appeared saddened when asked about the film’s unsettling reviews in an interview with Yahoo Movies.

Affleck’s co-star Henry Cavill, who plays Superman, kept the energy high defending “Dawn of Justice” against criticism. During Cavill’s response, Affleck cast his gaze downward and only offered a two-word answer once Cavill finished.


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“I agree,” said Affleck, leaning on Cavill’s defense.

YouTube creator Sabconth edited the video interview so Affleck’s sullen expression is accompanied by Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence.”

Critics slammed “Dawn of Justice” ahead of its March 25 release.

“When in doubt, [Snyder] simply slings another ingredient into the mix, be it an irradiated monster, an explosion on government premises, or the sharp smack of masonry on skull,” wrote Anthony Lane of the New Yorker.

Perhaps one of the film’s most vicious attacks was a Vox piece by Alex Abad-Santos proclaiming the film to be a “crime against comic book fans.”

“The goodwill that Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, and the late Heath Ledger fostered in the studio’s “Dark Knight” trilogy feels like a relic from eons ago,” said Abad-Santos. “In their place is a stink bucket of disappointment, a sad and unnecessary PG-13 orphan fight that director Zack Snyder believes is an homage to DC comics’ most iconic heroes.”

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  1. iforgot says:

    editing was horrible..ok movie…just too much stuff going on…

  2. blaisr says:

    those critics most go f…k themselves ben affleck is the best batman ever the movie is great ..it s easy to sit in your home with a pen and dismiss a great work

  3. Batman fan says:

    Ben affleck played batman very well. He was not given the writing/dialogue to fully play his part. I was left wanting to see more batman, and that’s how I know Affleck played the bat well. I say let affleck direct the next film.

  4. Darren Dee says:

    It was a Good movie, both heroes were great, the story was good …… it might not be a perfect movie …. but what movie is ? I enjoyed it. Ben Affleck’s Batman was the best I’ve ever seen .

  5. oly says:

    Dear critics, you failed. The film has successfully beyond all doubt because it’s good. We like it. It’s our money not yours. You don’t matter.

  6. Daniel says:

    Affleck knows psychology. It’s a stunt to get people to look at a film interview for an apparently bad film that supposedly needs as much curiosity from the left-overs as it can attract. Like putting shit in your backpack and claiming someone else did it as an offense, for sympathy.

    • Jay K says:

      @Daniel: hilarious and likely true. It doesn’t look that good. And they’ve tried to stuff everything into an undersized box.

    • Sylvia says:

      WTF are you talking about? Your mumbling doesn’t make a bit of sense. Quit taking drugs. Keep the shit out of your backpack. Go away.

  7. S says:

    Isn’t it a breech of copyright to be playing that Simon and Garfunkel song without permission from the copyright owners?

  8. Justin says:

    The Cast was great. It was the direction and the writing, and for Ben Affleck, who is such a talented film maker on his own right. He’s just towing the company line. He knows better. He’s the one who should be in the directors chair.

  9. Kurt says:

    Hilarious!!! Movie was garbage!

  10. TheBigBangof20thCenturyPopCulture says:

    Meh. Showbiz generation suck can’t make any more good movies. Superheroes are supposed to be comic book colorful and not look like grunge weirdos or horror movie heavies.

  11. Mel says:

    Almost walked out, I go to two movies a week!
    The last half was awesome you can skip the first half not miss anything, what happened?

  12. GKN says:

    Really? You make “a story” out of some internet troll’s half-witted idea of drowning out the interview with “Sounds of SIlence”? It would’ve been far more interesting to Cavill’s remarks than this idiot.

  13. E Mara says:

    Hollywood loves to eat its own. Such a nasty business. Even when you have success, there are detractors and jealous trolls. I’ll go see the movie and judge for myself.

  14. WILLY G says:

    Ben Affleck had been alive back then, he would have owned slaves also. What a self-righteous piece of shit

  15. Rudy Mario says:

    No. Ben was not sad about the plight of the movi . He was saddened by the fact that like many Americans, his forefathers were slave owners and that PBS has aired or will do those episodes of its documentary.

  16. RinaX says:

    The audience score is now 74%. Plus, the audience score was in the 90s before the movie opened on Thursday , and has been steadily dropping once people actually saw the movie.

  17. Saw it yesterday and once again the the Rotten Tomatoes viewer score is at 79%, that says it all. I saw it yesterday, It stands on its own and the same critics that liked the last superman which I thought was a sub par outing. This is going to make money and just like the food snobs who hate everything….there is a reason for Pizza Hut and McDonald’s being huge food chains….it is fast food for filling up and quenching an appetite. This film may be fast chain food…but if it were a Burger…the family and I would be regulars.

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