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 can growl, too Wolverine: Rreowr.
UPDATE! Thank you Marvel Studios! Thank you thank you thank you! I had no idea two years ago when I wrote this blog post that Iron Man was just the beginning. I would particularly like to thank you for more RDJ, the two Chris's, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo. Seriously - THANK YOU!
|Le sigh. Le swoon. Le drool.|
What movie/actor would you add to this list? (Guys can play, too - what actress rocked your socks in a comic book movie?)