I’m talking about this:
But hell, I still want to say some things (Quotes from the article are in italics):
“So nerds, you think you’re so cool with your little Batman figurines and Thor bobble-heads.”
- Since when do nerds think they’re cool at all? And actually, I feel more like a geek than a nerd. Because: there is a difference! Don’t know it? You can google it (ugh, did I really quote Sparky-Edward here?).
Now before you go reaching for your Hawkeye bow, think about how many girls are into superheroes and how many guys are into Twilight. Notice how it tends to split along gender lines?
Date night contributed a good chunk, and we all know that date night is often a compromise that boils down to: ‘Fine, I’ll go see your stupid [insert explosions, aliens, robots], but next week we’re going to watch [insert romcom/period drama]!’
Funny, actually I had to persuade to-be-boyfriend to go see The Avengers twice, thrice, four, even five times. He wanted to see Snowwhite, I wanted to see Avengers again: compromise: this week Avengers, next week Snowwhite. I win, I get my movie first :D (but still have to suffer through Kirsten-one-face-Stewart… thoug I will get to see Chris Hems.. so it’s still a win if I don’t look at her face too closely).
Traditionally, superheroes and action films are boy territory.
Since when are we back to middle ages? Ever heard of emancipation? We can all do housework now, men and women! And women can be firefighters! Wow. I’ve even heard of men staying at home taking care of the kids while the wife works… Weiiiiiiiird world, right? *points at some buckets of irony sitting behind the words*
It’s the ultimate cliché: if you want to draw a female audience, throw in a love story. Better yet, a love triangle! Maybe some vampires… See where I’m going here?
I really had to look down my body now to check if I really am a women! Phew, yes, boobies still there! I’m feeling like this article is putting me into a gender crisis!
After John Carter bombed at the box office, one of the reasons cited for Disney’s unfortunate $100-million loss was that — unlike Avatar, for example — they completely ignored the love story.Sorry, but I LOVE John Carter. It was my movie of the year before I saw The Avengers! Huh, women loving films without any real lovestory?! Am I really female? Phew, yes, boobies still there! And wait, again it was ME who wanted to see the movie. I didn’t just tag along…
Little girls have their pick between play kitchen sets, baby strollers and Barbies. Little boys get G.I. Joes and toy guns. It’s the same idea.
Funny I got to play with whatever toy I wanted when I was little. LEGOs and Barbies inhabited my room, I guess now we know the reason for my crisis… I just wasn’t brouht up right. My mom should’ve insisted on getting me all pink stuff… (Please notice the irony dropping from every single letter here.)
And though admiring Tom Hiddleston: I did NOnot T got to see The Avengers over and over again because of him (sorry, Mr. Hiddleston ;) ). I want to see it every damn week because it’s a damn great movie! I love all the actor’s doing a great job! I love Joss Whedon’s work! I love the humor, the oneliners, the banter between the characters! I love that there is no very deep plot but just a great deal of fantastic entertainment that lets me get away from my everyday life! And I love Downey Jr. as Tony Stark! And now I even love Hulk because Ruffalo made him likeable to me. Yes, I love Tom’s Loki but it’s the whole package that wants me to see this movie like every single day of my upcoming summerholidays! I wish I’d have the BR by then :(.
And I LOVE that there is actually no lovestory - or worse: a love-triangle!
Btw. I hate the Twilight movies! Bad acting, bad effects! I just can’t stand it! I don’t care about bad influence or messages in books and films though. I’ve had a lot of crap and “bad influence” literature / films in my life and still turned out to be a decent person! But life’s just too short to watch films with bad actors / bad soundtracks / bad plots / bad effects. And I really do care about acting and, wow, effects… though effects are a male thing again… women can’t tell the difference anyway, right? (Notice another load of irony dripping down the letters here.)
And no, I’m not having my panties in a twist, I’m not mad or annoyed or anything… Writing stuff like this is actually FUN to me. I ENJOY this. I am a Woman of Words and such articles give me a lot of opportunities to produce a lot of words! So, this makes me actually happy!