Too Good

Is Matt Damon available for Robin? (Total Film/Matt Risley)

When it was announced that actor Ben Affleck would play Batman in the upcoming film Batman vs. Superman, many denounced the casting decision and claimed Affleck wasn’t good enough to assume the coveted role—a role vacated by Christian Bale following The Dark Knight Rises. This film and the Batman franchise of films are two different things, of course.

Personally, I think Affleck is good enough to give Batman a shot. Whether or not I’m right remains to be seen, but I can say this for Ben: when it comes to playing blackjack, he leaves “good enough” in the rear-view mirror!

On Friday, a source close to Affleck said he had been “banned from playing blackjack at the Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas” for arguably the best reason to be banned: he is too good at the game!

Yes, almost those exact words were spoken to Affleck, but he wasn’t banned from Hard Rock altogether. He can play any other games that he likes, just not blackjack.

Normally, things like this happen to players caught “counting cards,” which isn’t illegal but certainly pisses off casino owners. This means Affleck may have been counting cards and, believe me, it isn’t easy. If he was, then he’s clearly more intelligent and crafty than people give him credit for… and correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t intelligence and craftiness Batman’s so-called “bread and butter?”

Maybe Ben will make a great Batman after all!

Posted on May 3, 2014, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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