Good Will Batman
September 11, 2013 12:07 PM   Subscribe

What if Batman was the next Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting? (slyt,nsfw language)
posted by roaring beast (28 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
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posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 12:15 PM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I hate jokes, so it was rewarding to see even a very weak, barely-formed one being mercilessly thrashed for three and a half minutes.
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:17 PM on September 11, 2013 [16 favorites]


I thought this was super silly.
posted by sweetkid at 12:20 PM on September 11, 2013


I enjoyed that.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 12:21 PM on September 11, 2013


I didn't make it to the end.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:24 PM on September 11, 2013 [4 favorites]


This could have been funny...but it was not.
posted by dfriedman at 12:28 PM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Obligatory: If Batman was played by Cookie Monster (SLYT)
posted by dry white toast at 12:29 PM on September 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


I hate jokes, so it was rewarding to see even a very weak, barely-formed one being mercilessly thrashed for three and a half minutes.

You're in luck because the new season of Saturday Night Live starts up again in a few weeks!
posted by cazoo at 12:30 PM on September 11, 2013 [9 favorites]


Pete Holmes is awesome and this is awesome.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:31 PM on September 11, 2013


Christian Bale is a great actor, but I'll never really understand what he was going for with that Batman-voice. By the third movie it felt like he was just doing a parody of the whole bit.
posted by yoink at 12:32 PM on September 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


I like that Batman kinda has a southie accent too.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:32 PM on September 11, 2013


I couldn't make it to the end either, but "The New York Times says: 'Wait, what?'" got a chuckle out of me.
posted by 256 at 12:33 PM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was excellent.
posted by cribcage at 12:43 PM on September 11, 2013


In other Batman related news: Batman resuscitates cat he saved from burning building. True story from Milton, West Virginia. Captain America helped.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 12:50 PM on September 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Christian Bale is a great actor, but I'll never really understand what he was going for with that Batman-voice.

Bruce Wayne is the Donald Trump of Gotham -- well known to the point that people would likely recognize his voice. Just doing a growl is enough to disguise it, while doing a fake voice that sounded like a real one would be a distraction (to the character as well as the audience).
posted by Etrigan at 12:53 PM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


If Batman was played by Cookie Monster (SLYT)

Pretty sure he was.

people would likely recognize his voice. Just doing a growl is enough to disguise it, while doing a fake voice that sounded like a real one would be a distraction

I got that he was trying to disguise his identity, but I still think the voice sucked and was distracting. We are suspending disbelief in a lot of ways with a Batman movie, I'm not sure if the "they might recognize his voice!" is the detail that is going to cross the line into absurdity. It really took away from the experience for me. Between his growling and Bane's schtick I had a very difficult time getting through the Dark Knight Rises.
posted by Hoopo at 1:17 PM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


If anything, it's an overcorrection from George Clooney not even bothering to do a different voice in Batman & Robin. I get why Bale did the Alec-Baldwin-needs-a-lozenge voice in Batman Begins, but you'd think Bruce Wayne could've gotten his Chinese holding company (ugh) to stick an electronic voice-changer into the cowl in time for the second or third film.
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:22 PM on September 11, 2013


I really liked his friendship with Damon, seeing as Damon's character had socialization issues due to his brilliance, and Batman had socialization issues due to, you know, his parents being murdered.
posted by Samizdata at 1:26 PM on September 11, 2013


it's an overcorrection from George Clooney not even bothering to do a different voice in Batman & Robin

Neither did Michael Keaton I don't think. And of course Adam West didn't and he has one of the most recognizable speaking voices I can think of. But none of it stood out to me in the Batman context as problematic; mostly my problem with Clooney Batman was that the movie was absolutely terrible in every way.
posted by Hoopo at 1:30 PM on September 11, 2013


I got that he was trying to disguise his identity, but I still think the voice sucked and was distracting. We are suspending disbelief in a lot of ways with a Batman movie, I'm not sure if the "they might recognize his voice!" is the detail that is going to cross the line into absurdity.

Yeah. I mean, if you've swallowed the bat costume you're really not going to suddenly throw up your hands at "but they'd recognize his voice." I mean, you've got pretty much the same audience that is happy to buy no one recognizing Clark Kent as Superman because of glasses.
posted by yoink at 1:38 PM on September 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


He should probably go with the double-bluff and do an insultingly over-the-top Bruce Wayne impression.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 2:08 PM on September 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


Got to 1:15 before I bailed out. Sometimes the Nerd Life brings the Funny, and then there's this.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 4:09 PM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Bailed as well, it was just irritating. Now, if Minnie Driver had been Batgirl in the Clooney movie, it might have ended up better than it did.
posted by arcticseal at 4:25 PM on September 11, 2013


"Do you like apples? I ask that of all my friends."
posted by Renoroc at 4:54 PM on September 11, 2013


I loved Bale as Bruce Wayne, but I am still waiting for the Rifftrax-style audio track of Kevin Conroy reading all the movie Batman lines.
posted by nicebookrack at 5:14 PM on September 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


nicebookrack: "I loved Bale as Bruce Wayne, but I am still waiting for the Rifftrax-style audio track of Kevin Conroy reading all the movie Batman lines."

Man oh man, this NEEDS to happen.

Here! Take my non-existent money and make it happen!

mimes throwing something at the screen
posted by Samizdata at 5:26 PM on September 11, 2013


Samizdata, surely with ~20 years in the Batman role, there's enough extant Conroy-Bat voice data to splice together the movie lines? Let's unleash this idea on the dedicated geeks at Reddit or 4chan. We can Conroyfy one of the trailers as a proof-of-concept.
posted by nicebookrack at 8:22 PM on September 11, 2013


The Dark Notebook Rises
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