Batman v Superman starring Ben Affleck was such a critical catastrophe, his sadness about it became a meme. Now that a few months have passed since the movie's lucrative release, Affleck took time out of an interview with FOX 5 about his new movie, The Accountant, to reflect on Batman v Superman's dismal reception.
If you're short on time, go to the 1:20 mark and watch Ben Affleck's face when the interviewer brings the film up. This is how Ben Affleck feels about the movie:
His responses compliment that facial expression nicely.
"More people went to see that than any movie I've ever made in my career," said the director of Argo with a look of pure devastation in his eye. "And then it had a lot of editorial negativity," he continued, before the interviewer cut in to say, "The fans liked it."
Affleck's response here is incredible, as he took the compliment, shook it off, and responded: "Fans... went."
Affleck then went on the following rant as the director of The Accountant, Gavin O'Connor, sat in silence, looking pained.
It was interesting, that movie, because it was like, it was judged, um, not necessarily on execution so much as like its tone. You know, some people seem to want to have a lighter tone to the movie and so and that's sort of what, um—and I thought that was interesting cause it's subjective. Tone isn't like a qualitative thing it's subjective, some tones resonate with me that might not with you. And the tone of that movie was really paralleled the Frank Miller book which I liked, and thought was great, and I'm glad that so many people went and so many people liked the movie and it worked out.
Extremely poised, the interviewer responded: "Did you like it?"
"Yeah yeah, I loved it," responded Affleck.
So there can be no question, Ben Affleck totally loved Batman v Superman.