(Wo)men in Black Leather Suits

September 17, 2012

Your favourite Canadian action director is talkin’ shit again. Before making three more Smurf films, he’s speaking out on how he feels about films. In an interview with The Guardian, he spat out a bit on modern female action heroes.

James Cameron Superhero film

Strong words, but fairly apt. Let’s take a look at some films released in the past few years. Even without the plot, they all shop at the same leather shop.

Women action films

Granted, they all generally fit the style appropriate for their stories and films, but it is all a bit samey and are a fairly unrecognized cliche. Not sure if it makes them men, but I’ve seen as far as memorable characters go, I can’t even remember the character’s names. Is Mr.Cameron guilty of his own statements though? Ripley (Aliens) and Sarah Connor (Terminator 2) have all the fierceness of any macho post-Rambo characters, but they do avoid being strictly damsels in distress or eye candy with notable personality traits. One that stands out for me, is their own maternal instincts such as Sarah Conner desiring to save humanity and her son from Judgement Day or Ripley protecting Newt. Obviously, Titanic doesn’t follow into my argument as easily, but Cameron’s pretty bang on about the leather-clothed ladies. Forgive me if I don’t want to see Resident Aeon Evil Underworld Flux again in the near future!


Extremely Important Avengers News

April 19, 2011

Hello Everyone! Are you a big fan of The Hulk? Sure! Why not? And are you a fan of …

Chest Hair Avengers

Eugh, No. Bleah. Of course not. But a Mr. Joss Whedon seems to think it’s a dandy idea. In an interview with The Advocate, Mark Ruffalo says that they want to have The Hulk match his physical appearance more in The Avengers. Superheroes shouldn’t be running around without shirts in my opinion let alone be sprouting grass. Might as well not make him green. People will begin to confuse him with other green hair-chested people. Namely Blanka from Street Fighter:

Aroo! Aroo!

If they give him red hair that is. Anyhow, all apologies for the lack of blogging lately. I’ve been busy with other things. Regular more readable updates to resume again soon.