Tuesday’s Rant: Satin Tights

Posted in Life Sucks, Tuesday's Rant by DCroy on 13 January 2009

I know the summer movie season is over, so this is a bit less imperative than it was some months ago, but are there any stories to tell that don’t involve comic book superheroes? It seems like 7 out of 10 movies involve capes and jetcycles and supercars and guns and ridiculous heroism and equally ridiculous villainy. Granted, I’m not a comic book fanboy type, and to them, it’s probably a golden age ofthe  adolescent power fantasy splashed large and unending in great waves of expensive cgi pixels, but, fuck, enough. Enough already with the characters who are nothing more than collections of costuming, speculative weaponry, and a moral certainty that relates in no way to actual life. All the hoohah about the latest Batman movie. Isn’t it just another Batman movie? Batman: the one with the motorcycle thing. I just don’t get it. For awhile, okay. But superhero movie number seventeen thousand and eleven? Are we done yet?

The disgruntled medieval butcher

Billy Joel: disgruntled medieval butcher

On a side note: eighteen thousand gazillion comic book movies, and no Wonder Woman? Is it because women prefer to achieve in reality rather than watching a simulated (and highly bogus) achievement onscreen? Because the stunted man-children of the comic-con set are already so fragile and intimidated by women that a supergal would just be too much? 

I mean, seriously, it’d be worth it just to get that theme song out into the culture again. 

Not the Billy Joel/Attilla version. And yes, this is just a gratuitous way to get a shot of the album cover art into a post. 

Rant over.

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  1. stump blankenship said, on 19 January 2009 at 7:55 am

    I’m with you, Dave. It seems only comic book movies, sequels, and remakes make it to theaters. No wonder I don’t go anymore.

  2. jannx said, on 16 April 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Dave, we aren’t there yet.. sadly.

    BTW where did you ever dig that Attila album up? That goes back a long long way… I’m guessing about 1970?


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