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‘Black Adam does it it’s cool, Batfleck does it and everyone loses their minds’: Zack Snyder Fans Cry Hypocrisy, Claim Ben Affleck Batman Was Shamed for Killing

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Remember when Ben Affleck’s Batman started to kill criminals rather violently and all hell broke loose in the form of severe backlash? Yeah, that.

Zack Snyder fans are recalling the time when people were enraged with this aspect of Dawn of Justice and how the same people are now silent after witnessing similar behavior on Black Adam’s part.

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Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne

Snyder fans are particularly unhappy with the way Black Adam is supposedly getting a free pass to engage in such behavior when Batman was reprimanded rather seriously for the same. And they left no stone unturned to express their disapproval about it all on Twitter.

Ben Affleck’s Batman made fans furious after killing people

Though Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had an enormous fanbase, it also attracted quite some negative reviews from people, especially with regard to Batman’s character.

The core of all the complaints and criticisms from fans seemed to be the unexpectedly dark shift in Ben Affleck‘s character. In the 2016 film, Bruce Wayne, aka, Batman, resorted to a rather gruesome approach toward criminals who he not only tortured endlessly but also killed.

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Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

This element didn’t sit right with a lot of people, considering how Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of The Dark Knight, depicted Batman as someone who had a crystal clear “no-kill policy.” But after Batman was seen slaying people left and right with a maniacal rage in Dawn of Justice, the audience was rendered livid with the way Affleck’s character had not so much as flinched before breaking the sacred policy of abstaining from killing.

The subject had naturally been an extremely controversial one. And now, Snyder fans are digging this particular skeleton from DC’s past to prove how people are being hypocrites as they choose to keep their lips stitched after seeing Black Adam kill someone.

Snyder fans are angry to see no one reacting to Black Adam doing the same

Dwayne Johnson‘s Black Adam is a ruthless antihero who is driven by the unrelenting force of seething rage and whose only motivation is revenge.

A short snippet from The Rock’s upcoming movie went viral on Twitter, wherein Black Adam is seen thrashing someone almost too effortlessly, and at the same time, someone in the background is heard saying, “heroes don’t kill people.” To that, the superhero bestowed with the power of the Gods responds with a subtle joke saying, “he didn’t make it.”

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Black Adam in the latest still from the movie

This seems to have set Snyder fans off as they claim just how hypocritical people are being; they’re unhappy with how people aren’t having any problems with Black Adam killing and then attempting to joke about it, but they were all terribly shocked when Ben Affleck’s Batman had committed certain crimes.

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One user also noted how Black Adam was most likely going to be a bloodbath with Johnson’s character killing a whole lot of people.

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Some still seem to have a relatively more light-hearted approach towards it as they make hilarious remarks about the scene and have a good laugh.

It is also important to remember that though Batman often engaged as an anti-hero, he was still meant to be a hero that people looked up to. However, Black Adam is strictly portrayed as an anti-hero in the movie. So, that is bound to create certain differences as well.

Black Adam is set to release on October 21, 2022.

Source: Twitter

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.