Saturday, May 8, 2010


I am aware that the target audience for comic-book movies are men, particularly the younger types. But many of these movies have a fantastic mix of action and humor that I enjoy. Also, as a fantasy/paranormal reader, I like the extra-ordinary aspects of these stories.

But how do you interest the women who see these movies as guy-only fare? Who prefer chick flicks and roll their eyes at their boyfriend's/husband's/brother's/dude-friend's video game marathons and comic book collection? (I am *not* saying anything about these women or about the quality of either types of these movies - I'm mainly talking about impressions here.)

How do you get these women in the theaters for comic movies? Easy. You cast Robert Downey Jr. as the lead. (Hummina hummina hummina)

I would like to applaud the casting people for many of their choices. Halle Berry and Rebecca Romijn and their "costumes" were for the fanboys, but thank you, X-Men, for Hugh Jackman. Recently-released Losers - all eye candy, all the time. Iron Man (plus Sherlock Holmes) - RDJ is delicious! And Wolverine - more Jackman and Taylor Kitsch and Ryan Reynolds (plus my favorite hobbit, Dominic Monaghan).

Now some of these movies are pushing it, even for me. For example, I don't think anyone will be able to twist my arm and get me in the theater to see Tron, but some of these movies are indeed chick-friendly. And if it takes a bit of yummy to get a gal to give one a try, I see no harm in that. No harm at all.

Let me show you what I'm talking about...

Nothin' wrong with that.

I see no "Losers" here. Just tasty, tasty winners.

I'm just sayin': Rreowr.

What movie/actor would you add to this list? (Guys can play, too - what actress rocked your socks in a comic book movie?)


  1. Jake Gyllenhaal comes to mind!

  2. I've had a man-crush on Ryan Reynolds ever since Blade Trinity. For actresses, I submit Selma Blair in Hellboy, Kirsten Dunst in the first two Spider-Man movies, or Malin Ackerman in Watchmen. And they're not based on comics but have the same target audience - Milla Jovovich in Fifth Element, Resident Evil, or Ultraviolet.

  3. You lost me at Kirsten Dunst. She irks me.