Friday, January 31, 2014

Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor? Awesome.

I've said I don't particularly like Zack Snyder's style (I think he tries too hard), but goddamn he's been fashionably not giving a fuck for the last few months. First, announcing Ben Affleck as Batman, now Eisenberg as Lex Luthor... I love it. I love that people who only know these characters through the movies are going to get all butt-hurt and whiny. I love that the same people who derided Tobey McGuire as Spider-Man ("he's not buff enough to play [a high school science geek]!") are going to flip shit.


Comic readers are prepared for this kind of thing. Whenever a new artist takes the reigns of a flagship character, the character's going to look different. Different is good. Different is fresh. And frankly, I love it when official movie news surprises the shit out of me. It's about the most fun you can have on the Internet this side of an age gate. 

I didn't care for Man of Steel very much, I had a lot of problems with Syder's adaptation of Watchmen, and you couldn't pay me to watch Sucker Punch, but you know what? I'm excited about Superman and Batman being in a movie together. This is the kind of shit we used to dream about when we were kids and it's awesome to know we'll be alive when it actually happens. What a grand time to be a fucking nerd.

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