A great disturbance in the Internet

You may have felt strange the other day, for reasons you couldn't explain. Let me: Ben Affleck was named as the new Batman, and nerds across the Internet screamed out in nerdy rage. It was epic, and one of the things I love best about the Internet - nerd panic.

But fret not, fellow nerds. Ben will be fine. Look at this history of Batman for proof:
As always, click for big. Pretty cool - Batman is by now an iconic hero in just about worldwide mythology. I'm a bit disappointed the 1940's TV movie shorts were not included, but alas. Check out the history of the Bat logos in more detail:
Modern mythology is wicked awesome, and if you've avoided it in the past, due to the nerd association, I would advise you to let go your embarassment, your pride, and dive in to the world of comics - the modern hero mythology of the 20th century, and going strong in the 21st.

As for Ben, he'll do fine. I worry about the overall focus of the movie (Superman and Batman) far more. I really enjoyed the new Superman movie and am disappointed it's not getting its own sequel, rather than sharing one with not just Batman, but a new Batman. Don't blame Ben. Blame D.C..

In the meantime, imagine the Batman of your dreams and how Affleck will ruin it for you.
May the Internet be with you.


Marmot said...

I had a similar reaction to Affleck, maybe more indifferent. Some of this is surely the lowering of my expectations with age, but much results from seeing the Tim Burton Batman movies as an adult.

They're so empty. And full of stars, I guess.

Redshirt said...

I've come to hate Tim Burton, and his acting troupe. I think it was sometime after the 20th movie with the exact same style.

He must have been abused by Dr. Seuss when young.

Blue Collared Snob said...

Pee Wee's Big Adventure is still pretty damn good but then again Phil Hartman was a co-writer.

Redshirt said...

LOL. The first Pee Wee movie is still hilarious, as is the first few Burton movies. But it seems like he stuck with the same vision for every single movie since. It's tired. Mix it up!