We all know that Michael Giacchino is a great composer whose work for the Batman franchise is quite impressive. However, his abilities are not related to writing music scores only. He also can be very salty and respond angrily to critics of franchises he is working on.
Recently, a couple of new camera test videos were released by Matt Reeves who is the man in the director’s chair on the new Batman set. In the video, viewers were shown a couple of batsuit elements and heard a piece of music created by Giacchino for the movie. There were several artists who decided to speculate how the suit would look in the final version of the movie and colored the footage.
Horrible… no thank you
— JoseFernandez (@JAFS1899) February 14, 2020
The fandom was not impressed by the result of Reeves’ work and some of the fans were quite loud. Michael Giacchino was tagged in a couple of discussions of the batman suit. Well, he did not like the criticism and decided to reply in a very extravagant fashion.
If DC thinks Batman is the Photo, then they are mistaken. When you say first look at Batman, yall should show us Batman in action. Acrobatics, Jumps, gadgets in action and so on not a picture.
— HipHopFirst (@hip_first) February 14, 2020
In a short conversation on Twitter, Giacchino replied to a fan saying “Horrible… no thank you!” with a salty passive-aggressive remark on how it is not necessary to add “Horrible” to the comment. While it is something that no one would even talk about, the tone of the message coupled with a string of replies left by Giacchino later made it quite clear that the composer took some of the message too close to heart.
Not impressed! Once again…Batman is not mediocre superhero! He requires epic ness! Hopefully u will be provide that. Ur lackluster score for Doctor strange doesn’t boast any confidence!!
— Farhan Iqbal (@mfarhaniqbal33) February 14, 2020
To further illustrate the mild tantrum thrown by the composer, we must point out how he reacted to valid criticism of the footage by one of the fans. @Hip_first said on Twitter that the imagery did not provide enough action to judge the costume, Giacchino attached a video to his reply saying “So confused. Is this better?” The video depicted a circus performance featuring entertainers wearing suits of Batman and Robin.
Who fuckin cares
— ⭐Fugazi Osbourne⭐ (@FugaziOsbourne) February 14, 2020
These two responses were only examples of the long session of replying to fans “performed” by Michael Giacchino. He managed to answer several dozen comments and left salty replies to many critics.