Just watched Kick-Ass 2 and was thoroughly unimpressed. The fighty/actiony bits were fine in their way I guess, but there was only the weakest of Disney Channel scripts to hang them on. The first film, at least, held a few surprises.
And as much as I despise the idea of putting a Bat-suit on Affleck, I doubt he could do a worse job than Christian Bale. But to blame Bale for those films' shortcomings is unfair. I couldn't even finish the last one. All that ersatz gravitas and pseudo-drama amounted to a massive fucking bore. I suppose if I want to watch a decent Bat-film I'll turn to DC's animated Bat-features which -- in terms of storytelling and performance -- at least offer something for the viewer to think about and immerse himself in.*
I'm a certifiable comic book nerd, and I can't wait for this glut of flashy, insubstantial superhero flicks to just DIE. Stick a fork in that beaten-to-death horse. It's like a nightmare where every new superhero "blockbuster" turns out to be a re-screening of BATMAN FOREVER.
*If you have no idea what I'm talking about, try the animated version of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One.