A tiny movie called Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice quietly arrived in theaters this week, sending stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill on a dizzying publicity tour that thankfully inspired gems like this piece of art. Affleck and Cavill, speaking with Yahoo Movies earlier this week, were asked about the film's less-than-stellar reviews and offered some pretty mild responses. Affleck did, however, provide just enough apparent sadness in his mannerisms to allow this conscientious YouTuber to slightly alter the footage for maximum sad boy vibes:
Dude is BUMMED. What's he pondering? Jimmy Fallon's well-dressed superhero dogs? The endless possibilities of a well-curated back tattoo? Daredevil? In all seriousness, Affleck is probably just profoundly bored with the endless marathon of publicity requirements generally attached to a film of this scale. However, when paired with an expertly chosen Simon & Garfunkel classic and slightly tweaked, everything becomes pure sad magic. When paired with the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme, its art becomes downright unquestionable:
As for the real version of the interview, the Batman v Superman stars don't seem very concerned about the critical reception of Zack Snyder's universe-building creation. Affleck doubled down on this sentiment during his appearance on Thursday's Tonight Show, telling Jimmy Fallon that Batman v Superman simply isn't the "critical" kind of movie. "Don't scare people into thinking this is a critical film," Affleck told Fallon. "This is an audience movie. People actually like this movie."
Those pesky reviews aside, Batman v Superman is doing pretty well in the dollars department. The film earned a gigantic $27.7 million during Thursday night showings, according to the Hollywood Reporter. That number gives Batman V Superman the seventh best preview opening of all time.